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INTERIOR TIPS | How to choose the best finish for your kitchen cabinets

choosing kitchen cabinets finish

||| A guest post by Jesse Hughes

The cabinets are one of the most important features, when it comes to defining the look of your kitchen.  The choice of finish for the cabinets is an important decision to make. You need to take into account the overall look and feel of your kitchen space. You also need to think about the most practical solution for your needs.

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If you need help with deciding on the best finish for your kitchen cabinets, and with completing the work, you should speak to an expert in kitchen joinery. It helps if you have some idea of what you are looking for. Here is some information about the different finishes which may help you.


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#1 Painted kitchen cabinets finish

Painted cabinets can add a much welcome splash of colour to a kitchen; but remember to bear in mind the colour scheme of the rest of the room, when you are choosing which shade to use. You also need to remember that if you are re-painting a cabinet, it needs to be sanded down and cleaned before you start to paint.

Doherty Design via Est Living

#2 Stained kitchen cabinets finish

If you like the appearance of natural wood, you may want to opt for a stained finish for your kitchen cabinets. Darker stains help to hide some of the imperfections in the wood, whereas a transparent stain enables the totally natural look of the wood to show through. One thing to be aware of, if you are thinking of choosing a stained finish for your cabinets, is that you do not have as much variety to choose from as you do if you use paint.


#3 Applying glaze to a cabinet

Glaze is not a finish in itself. It’s another layer which is added, after the paint or stain has been applied. Applying glaze helps to add further depth to the look you have already created. It can also help protect the finish of your cabinets.

Clare Cousins

#4 Using milk paint

One of the most popular design ideas around at the moment is the distressed look. If you want to adopt this look for your kitchen cabinets, it’s a good idea to use milk paint. This paint is made from milk and lime and is completely organic. This means that, not only can you get a great look for your cabinets by using it, you also get the benefit of using paint that is free from chemicals.

 INC Architecture & Design

Great looking kitchen cabinets are an important feature of any memorable kitchen. You need to choose a finish that is in keeping with the rest of the kitchen décor.

You also need to think about the overall ambience you are hoping to create. Once you have made your decision, you may decide that you want to apply the finish yourself. Do not forget to be realistic about the amount of time this will take. If you do not feel confident enough to do the work yourself, speak to a professional it’s worth spending a little extra money in order to achieve an expert finish.

||| About the Author

Jesse Hughes is a Content Marketer who works for KDA, Incorporated – an Australian Technology company whose primary mission is to help businesses with their visibility online. He has helped a lot of companies become recognized by the Internet communities around the globe within their respective industries.