So, you say you can’t afford to replace everything in your kitchen, right? Understood, me either. Soooo, what do you do? You know you hate it, but you also know you can’t afford 15,000 dollars for a kitchen remodel.
That’s were I come in, I can give you the look without the big price tag and you can keep all your stuff. These days, you don’t want to go ripping everything out, it just cost too damn much to replace. Yes, I get it…you want granite, new cabinets, you hate the old wall paper, all that stuff. Ok, no problem. Here here’s what we do.
1. I come over and give you a free estimate. I look at your kitchen, we talk about your vision for it. Like…you want the look of granite, you want the old wood cabinet look to go away, you want updated hardware on the cabinets, you want that old wall paper removed, you want every inch of the kitchen painted with a new color and a fresh coat of paint, you want me to install some cheap, but beautiful glass tiles on the backsplash. Hell, I have painted old backsplash tile and it came out amazing. Matter of fact, I have some before and after pics to show you of a kitchen I did lately. See below
2. After designing the look you want, we setup a time.
3. I come over and give you an amazing kitchen at a very low cost, fast time, very little kitchen down time, no construction crew ripping everything out, the noise, not to mention a huge mess.
On this project we only used paint and new knobs for the cabs. I created a beautiful granite look out of the paint left over from the cabs and tiles. There was this awful grape wall paper at the top, but what made it even worse was the grape tiles to go alomg with it, YUK!!!! What in the hell were we thinking in the 70′s & 80′s?
Believe me, being a professional painter I’ve seen it all.
Instead of ripping out the tiles and having a hugh bill to install new ones, I just painted them. There was no need to paint all of them, so I just picked the ones that had grapes and a few more to make it look nice.
Removed the old wall paper.
Took all the cabs off, sanded, primed, painted and clear glossed. Plus, new hardware.
Painted the whole kitchen.
The granite look was amazing.
To thank that this was all done with paint (except cab hardware) even freaks me out. It just knocked off 30 years in one big swoop. The difference is hard to believe considering the cost and tiime.
So, lets talk about some myths, like…oh you can’t paint tile, really? Now, I wouldn’t do it in the bathtub or anywhere theres a bunch of water. If you do paint tile, it’ll just come off when you clean it…Yeah, if you clean it with an SOS pad lol. But, if you ust wipe them down with a sponge, it;s fine. The paint always comes off the cabs and they look like crap after a while, not if you do them right. When people paint their contertops with that faux stuff, they either look cheap or the paint comes up over time, yeah if you don’t seal it right. People see this stuff in kitchens all the time, but what they don’t remember is they were done by the home owner and they had no idea how to do these things right or they just did it real fast because they didn’t have the time to do it in the first place.
My point to all this is real simple, don’t go spend 15,000 dollars and replace all your stuff. Hell, most of all those old cabs are built with real wood, most of the cabs you can afford these days are made with cheap crap. Hold on to what you have, just ley me update it.
Thanks for reading. Give me a call if you want me to help your kitchen too.