Newest Member: girlangry89

Off Topic :
Kitchen remodel

default

 zebra25 (original poster Member #29431) posted at 1:18 AM on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

We are renovating our 25 year old kitchen.

We have oak wood floors and stained trim to work around.

My kitchen and family room are one open room. I have floor to ceiling built in oak bookcases in the family room that match my existing kitchen cabinets.

I think white shaker cabinets would probably look the best with the floor and trim but I haven't made a final decision.

Anyone that has or had painted cabinets, do they hold up as well as stained? I have heard they show dings a lot more and the finish isn't as durable.

Any suggestions, ideas or things I should consider?

Thanks!!!

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

D-day April 2010

posts: 2448   ·   registered: Aug. 25th, 2010
id 8684069
default

BearlyBreathing ( Member #55075) posted at 2:50 PM on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

I havent painted cabinets, but there is a paint called Heritage Traditions Paint that is supposedly quite good for cabinets. It takes 30 days to fully cure (you can use before that) and has a built in top coat. No sanding or primer needed generally - jus use their deglosser.

Look for their Facebook page and follow it— good community that answers ALL the questions and show what they have done for their kitchen renovations. (It is that paint’s page, so you will generally hear only about their paint, but you will see LOTS of great, easy DIY renovations and ideas on how to make your existing cabinets look like shaker cabinets.)

I love looking at what everyone there is doing or has done- great for ideas!

Me: BS 54 (49 on d-day)Him: WH. 64D-Day 8/15/2016 LTAKinda liking my new life :-)

**horrible typist, lots of edits to correct. :-/ **

posts: 4211   ·   registered: Sep. 10th, 2016   ·   location: Northern CA
id 8684119
default

 zebra25 (original poster Member #29431) posted at 3:08 PM on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Sorry, I wasn't clear in my original post. We are getting new cabinets.

Thanks for the suggestion. I will check out that site. I was against painting because I don't like the door style and it seems like a crazy amount of effort for a temporary fix. It would save a ton of money though.

I love looking at pictures but after a while it makes me confused and crazy.

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

D-day April 2010

posts: 2448   ·   registered: Aug. 25th, 2010
id 8684126
default

grubs ( Member #77165) posted at 5:28 PM on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Factory finished cabinets generally hold up better than ones that were painted in the field. They bake the paint on and use different paint due to that. On top of that often what looks like a painted cabinet is actually a laminate finish.

posts: 740   ·   registered: Jan. 21st, 2021
id 8684179
default

KVille ( Member #29071) posted at 8:46 PM on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

White shaker cabinets are in style right now. They will go with all your oak.

Factory finish on cabinets and flooring is much harder than regular paint.As someone else posted it could be a laminate and I would stear clear of that.

never ever getting back together

posts: 271   ·   registered: Jul. 17th, 2010   ·   location: Pennsylvania
id 8684238
default

 zebra25 (original poster Member #29431) posted at 8:57 PM on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Thanks!!

There are white painted cabinets that are wood and also that are laminate?

Yeah, I don't want laminate. I will need to ask the contractor if it doesn't specify when the bid comes in. Thank you for pointing that out.

I am leaning towards the white shaker. Of course if I pick those I'm sure they will be dated in a year.

Do you think I will need to paint the bookcases in the family room to match? They are solid oak and stained.

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

D-day April 2010

posts: 2448   ·   registered: Aug. 25th, 2010
id 8684242
default

Jeaniegirl ( Member #6370) posted at 8:14 PM on Thursday, August 19th, 2021

My sister just went through a 4 month home renovation enlarging the kitchen and dining area and adding a 4th bedroom. She says NEVER AGAIN, she'd just go buy another house. smile She was without a working kitchen for three months! She got the white shaker cabinets and they really are beautiful. Her back-splash is brown brass and they put down light brown color wood flooring in kitchen and dining. Beautiful! But she was stressed to the MAX trying to get workers to finish it.

"Because I deserve better"

posts: 2839   ·   registered: Feb. 1st, 2005
id 8684411
default

 zebra25 (original poster Member #29431) posted at 8:37 PM on Thursday, August 19th, 2021

I am not really looking forward to doing this but our bathrooms really need to be done. There is more there than cosmetic improvements. So we figured while we are dealing with that we should just freshen up the kitchen so we are ready to sell if we decide to pull the trigger.

Fortunately we can stay with my sister while the work is being done but it is still all very stressful.

I love the light color wood flooring!! Your sister's kitchen sounds really pretty.

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

D-day April 2010

posts: 2448   ·   registered: Aug. 25th, 2010
id 8684414
default

Wiserallthetime ( Member #44331) posted at 5:38 AM on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

I've had white kitchen cabinets and wood ones; the white ones most definitely show dirt more easily. The areas around the knobs, in particular, would get quite dirty, from the natural oils and dirt on hands touching it, and even have layers of paint start coming off. My wood ones, though, unless a spill of some sort happens, don't really show dirt. Now, my parents' old wood cabinets (nearly 50 years old) have shown dirt on them for quite a while, but, then, the newer finishes of today can be kept clean much easier than those of 50 years ago - something about the way they finish them nowadays.

Anyway, just something to think about as you decide.

posts: 755   ·   registered: Aug. 1st, 2014   ·   location: southern US
id 8686730
default

 zebra25 (original poster Member #29431) posted at 3:58 PM on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Thank you wiser. That's the kind of information I'm looking for.

I love the look of white cabinets but I'm afraid of exactly what you described. Wood cabinets seem to hold up to cleaning and stay nice looking a long time. I actually use my kitchen so that's important.

"Don't let anyone who hasn't been in your shoes tell you how to tie your laces."

D-day April 2010

posts: 2448   ·   registered: Aug. 25th, 2010
id 8686789
default

DragnHeart ( Member #32122) posted at 4:16 PM on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

We have all new white cabinets downstairs waiting to be installed (yeah ok we are lazy and honestly i have NO idea hoe to get the ones ON the walls lol. The ones we have now are falling off...two have come down already, so not done correctly!!!)

Anyways, old ones white, new ones white. No arguing that white shows dirt. So i thought maybe if i polyurethane the new ones they would clean up better.

Anyone try that???

Me: BS 44 nowWH: 35 almost 36 (BrokenHeart911)Four little dragons.Met 2006. Married 2008. Dday of LTPA with co worker October 19th 2010. Knew about EA with ow1 before that.Full disclosure March 8th 2019 four AP's.

posts: 21887   ·   registered: May. 10th, 2011   ·   location: Canada
id 8686795
Cookies on SurvivingInfidelity.com®

SurvivingInfidelity.com® uses cookies to enhance your visit to our website. This is a requirement for participants to login, post and use other features. Visitors may opt out, but the website will be less functional for you.

v.1.000.20210918 2002-2021 SurvivingInfidelity.com® All Rights Reserved. • Privacy Policy