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Give kitchen a new look by repainting cupboards and updating light fixtures

 

Give kitchen a new look by repainting cupboards and updating light fixtures

POSTED BY administrator on Jan 30 under kitchen

Give kitchen a new look by repainting cupboards and updating light fixtures
News from Nanaimo Daily News:

VICTORIA – Saying goodbye to an ’80s kitchen can be as easy as applying a coat of paint, modernizing lighting and installing stone countertops.

Though kitchen renovations can often require a serious financial investment, painting kitchen cabinets is a relatively inexpensive way to give the space a new look, says Lana Lounsbury, Victoria interior designer.

“If you’ve got old wood cabinets that are beat up or need to be refinished, painting them can bring them up to date,” says Lounsbury.

But she warns that homeowners should be aware of the kind of wood their cabinets are made of before they paint them, and what kind of paint they use.

“You cannot paint oak — the grain is too deep — and when you put lacquer over it they look fake and gross because you can still see the grain,” she says.

“Homeowners should also contemplate having them professionally sprayed in a booth to avoid having the marks of brushes and rollers seen in the end product.”

Lounsbury says homeowners shouldn’t cut costs on paint and are advised to use a high-quality, semi-gloss sheen after applying a primer.

While quartz, stone and marble countertops can be a major investment in a kitchen an impact can be made by installing a new countertop on a smaller space like an island.

“If you go to any of the granite or marble yards, they might have off-cuts o…………… continues on Nanaimo Daily News

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