Kitchen Touch-Up is a term we’ve developed to describe a process we use to give customers another option when it comes to ‘updating’ their kitchens.
If you are looking to sell your home, buy a home, or simply own a home, kitchens seem to be the center of all activity. There is a fair amount of money spent every year on improving kitchens. Everyone loves a new kitchen but let’s face it…they can cost a lot.
We do not want to tell anyone what they should or should not do when considering remodeling or updating a kitchen but we can offer an option that many people have not considered.
In a lot of homes there are very well made cabinets that have the tell-tale signs of wear and tear. There may be a few areas with water damage, some nicks here and there and maybe some wear marks around the pulls on the silverware drawer and the cabinet with plates and glasses. If the cabinets are good cabinets and they’re well made, we can often offer a solution to restore existing cabinets without the need to replace them. This can often free up a budget to allow for other upgrades like granite or quartz countertops, undercabinet lighting, etc.
We are NOT suggesting refinishing the cabinets. Cabinets are difficult to remove and the risk of damage to the rest of the kitchen is high. What we have developed as a solution is to come to our customer’s home and remove all of the doors from your cabinets. The doors, drawer faces and the face frame of the cabinets are then aggressively cleaned. We then fill any nicks, gouges and scrapes as needed. When complete, we mix a stain to match the existing color of your cabinets. This stain is applied to the doors, the drawer faces and the face frames. The result is that the cabinets are now uniform in color again.
The next step is that the doors and drawer faces are sprayed with our high-performing, Water-Based topcoat. We then apply the same topcoat by hand to the face frames of the cabinets. The result is cabinets with uniform color, uniform sheen and have been restored to ‘like-new’ condition.
This work is done at our customer’s home and can typically be completed in one to two (1-2) days.
Our success with this process has been great. Homeowners looking to sell their homes have had realtors think they’d replaced their cabinets! We’ve had very old kitchen cabinets (1950’s) that were restored to their original glory and really brought the kitchen together.
We recognize that this is not the right option for every homeowner but for those looking for another option, please, give us a call or shoot us an e-mail. We’d love to come take a look at your kitchen and see what we can do to help update your kitchen for much less than you imagined!