Stained or Painted Cabinets? That is the Remodeling Question

Painted Cabinets or stained cabinets. which should you choose for your remodel in Denver?

When planning the kitchen of their dreams, homeowners in Denver Colorado often wonder if they should select painted or stained cabinets for their kitchen or bath remodel. There is no right answer. The choice of stained or painted cabinets depends on the look and feel that a homeowner desires. Both paint and stain have pluses and minuses. The choice really depends on the style statement that you would like to make.

Painted Cabinets

Open shelving in this blue painted kitchen remodel Castle Rock colorado

Paint offers a smooth surface with options for a glossy, matte or satin finish. There are unlimited color options, and paint can be applied to solid wood, plywood and medium-density fiberboard. Paint hides the features or grain of the wood used to make a cabinet. 

Butlers pantry, bar area kitchen remodel with natural stained wood in this remodel in Greenwood Village

Stained Cabinets

Unlike paint, stain allows the natural beauty of wood to shine through. While paints come in every color in the rainbow, stain options are not as plentiful. The most popular stain choices among homeowners in Denver are brown, red and gold tones. Occasionally, we specify kitchen cabinets with blue, green or grey stains.

There is a cost difference between painted and stained cabinets. Paint is typically 15% more due to a more labor-intensive application process to cover the entire surface of the cabinet to achieve a smooth, clean, consistent look. 

Combining both painted and stained cabinets is another option that is quite popular with our remodeling clients in Denver.

Here is a comprehensive cabinet care guide after your kitchen to keep

Is paint or stain the right choice for your new kitchen or bath? Give us a call at (303) 300-4400 in Denver or (303) 688-8279 in Castle Rock or visit either of our showrooms 2324 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 or 1375 Caprice Dr. Castle Rock, CO 80109 and let us help you select the perfect paint or stain for your new kitchen or bathroom cabinets.

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