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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 and let us help you select the perfect paint or stain for your new kitchen or bathroom cabinets.

We have Four Colorado Locations to Serve You

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Denver
2324 S. Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 300-4400
Showrooms Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am-3:00 pm

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Castle Rock
1375 Caprice Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(303) 688-8279
Showrooms Hours: Monday by Appointment Only, Tues-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Colorado Springs
4557 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 596-9990
Showroom Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
*Appointments are encouraged, however, walk-ins are always welcome.

JM Kitchen & Bath Design – Arvada
Arvada Market Place
7390 W 52nd Ave, Suite A
Arvada, CO 80002
(720) 674-6880
Showroom Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Call any of our locations or click here to have one of our designers contact you or to schedule a showroom consultation.