Important Questions for your Cabinet Maker
A painted kitchen adds style and value to your home. Whether you’re building your kitchen from new or replacing the design of your old kitchen a cabinet maker is probably your first phone call. When you have decided on a kitchen design, the next question you will receive from your cabinet maker is what finish you would like. Timber, melamine, laminate or a painted finish are the most typical cabinet finishes that you can chose.
When choosing painted cabinets, most cabinet makers will outsource the painting of the cabinets to a professional polish shop. Though this is work the cabinet makers can do themselves, it is usually better for not only the cabinet maker, but also the client to have the work done by a professional polish shop.
If you’re having your kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets painted, here are some of the key questions you should ask your cabinet maker to ensure you’re getting the highest quality painted cabinets possible.
3 Fast Facts About Painted Cabinets
Whether you’re building a new home from the ground up, or renovating your existing kitchen, bathroom or laundry you are probably being faced with a number of big decisions. When deciding on cabinets, particularly the ones featured in your kitchen there are a lot of different things to chose from. Colour, finish, paint, vinyl, timber, classic, modern….the list of possibilities are endless.
To help you with making some of those important kitchen, bathroom, or laundry cabinet decisions here are three things you probably didn’t know about painted cabinets.
Fact #1 Painted cabinets are heat and water resistant
Unlike other forms of kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinets painted cabinets are designed to withstand the elements of the room. Whether it is the heat from your stove, kettle or toaster, or water from the shower, two pac paint is designed to be the toughest, most durable finish for your cabinet. Other forms of cabinets such as vinyl are known to crack, peel and wear after 10-15 years, whilst a painted kitchen will last
Timber Kitchens: Why It’s Time For A Change
Popularity in home decor changes on a very regular basis – sometimes a simple cream vinyl wrapped kitchen is in fashion, whilst another year dark wood is the most popular thing on the market. Timber kitchens have popped up as the “must have” in kitchen designs many times over the past few decades. Whether your kitchen is made of pine, mahogany, oak or another type of timber – Dianella Polishing has seen it all! Are you thinking it might be time to update your outdated, timber kitchen? Check out our top 4 reasons why you should update your timber kitchen!
Reason #1 – white never dates.
A white, cream, or neutral kitchen, bathroom, laundry or kitchen cabinets rarely date or go out of style. White is timeless, and if you’re looking at updating your kitchen you want to make sure you are going to be happy with your choice for a long time.
Reason #2 – light colours make the space look bigger
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Busting Myths about Cabinet Refinishing
Cabinet refinishing is not a new process – but it sure isn’t the most commonly known way to renovate your kitchen. When we go out and give quotes to refinish kitchen cabinets, we hear a lot of the same questions regards myths our clients have been told about kitchen renovations. Today we have compiled a list of some of the most common myths about cabinet refinishing, so you can be more informed when making your decision on how to renovate your kitchen.
Myth #1 Refinishing my kitchen cabinets will be expensive and will be a long process
Depending on the time of year and our current workload, typically it takes us 2 to 3 weeks to get cabinets refinished from the day we receive them. From experience and from what we have been told by our customers, cabinet refinishing is typically a third of the price of getting your kitchen cabinets completely replaced. So not only is it a quicker option, it’s also a cheaper one!
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Laminate and Melamine: What You Need to Know
The decade that your kitchen, bathroom or laundry was constructed will greatly impact the type of cabinets you have in place. The 1980’s and 1990’s were known for vinyl wrapped kitchens, so a number of these homes may have peeling vinyl doors. However, if you have a more modern kitchen, your kitchen is probably made of melamine or laminate.
These types of cabinets are pre-finished and come in almost any colour – which has made them an extremely popular, inexpensive choice for kitchen cabinets. The compound found in both melamine and laminate is extremely strong, durable and mostly heat resistant which make sure your cabinets last as long as your kitchen.
Over the years, kitchen trends come and go. We have seen brightly coloured cabinets, misshapen door handles, crazy patterned tiles and bold splash backs rise and fall in popularity. These changes have resulted in a number of outdated, sometimes crazy kitchen cabinetry. Luckily, the process is update a melamine or laminate kitchen is an easy one.