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Why Is Painting Kitchen Cabinets So Popular in the Bay Area? !

Why Is Painting Kitchen Cabinets So Popular in the Bay Area?

Kitchens are enjoying more popularity than possibly ever before in the history of cooking spaces.

Why?

Well, more and more homeowners like you are taking advantage of the unique blend of style and function that they offer; it’s a place to make dinner, but it’s also a place to showcase your preferred tastes, textures, colors, and designs. From backsplashes to countertops, sinks to fixtures, wall color to lighting, your kitchen holds nearly limitless potential.

With that in mind, any kitchen updating or design strategies that offer quick results and a major impact naturally get a lot of attention. And, when it comes to powerful ways to update your kitchen, cabinet painting reigns supreme.

What Kind of Transformation Does Cabinet Painting Offer?

This is largely up to you. Let’s take a look at a few scenarios to better explore your options:

  • Painting or Finishing New Cabinetry - Whether you’ve just built your home or remodeled your kitchen, unfinished cabinetry offers a clean canvas to work with.
  • Refinishing Existing Cabinetry - If you love the existing paint or stain but it has grown tired over the years, you may just need a refreshed finish to bring back that original beauty.
  • Painting or Refinishing with New Hardware - You would be amazed by what a difference fresh stain or paint combined with new hardware can make.

3 Awesome Reasons to Paint or Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinetry

We already touched on the aesthetic benefits (customized style, refreshed or new finishes, updated hardware, etc.). Here are a few other reasons why cabinet refinishing is such a popular option:

  • Cost-Effective - In comparison to a complete replacement, painting your cabinetry is much less expensive.
  • Less Intrusive - The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. Making an update without needing to completely tear the space apart is always a benefit.
  • Faster Process - Going hand in hand with our second point, painting and refinishing is a faster process than completely replacing cabinetry. Your kitchen can be up and running (and looking better than ever) in a relatively short amount of time.

Bonus Benefit: Paint and stain not only adds another level of beauty and style to your surfaces, but also an essential layer of protection. Keeping this protective barrier at full strength is a direct investment in the lifespan of your cabinets.

What's Trending in the World of Cabinet Paint Colors?

As we discussed above, the beauty (literally) of painting kitchen cabinets is that you have total control over the style in this important space. The huge amount of variety living under the umbrella of "popular colors," ranging from deep black to shabby chic, is evidence that homeowners today are loving this stylistic freedom.

Here are a few examples from Houzz.com (a wonderful source of inspiration for home improvement projects!).

Contemporary Kitchen by Minneapolis Cabinets & Cabinetry CliqStudios Cabinets
Traditional Kitchen by Hinsdale Design-Build Firms Normandy Remodeling
Transitional Kitchen by Denver Kitchen & Bath Designers Angela Otten; WmOhs Showrooms Inc

As you can see in the picture above, it's also popular to paint your kitchen island a complementary color. This creates a nice visual contrast, and it also transforms your island into an accent piece rather than tying it directly to your cabinets.

If you are looking for a timeless color that is as popular today as ever, we would point you in the direction of white. From soft and clean to warm and buttery, there is plenty of subtle variety to choose from to fit your specific space. The featured photo above is a stunning kitchen we painted for one of our clients, and it offers a perfect example of how beautiful white cabinetry can be.

Talk to a Cabinet Painting and Refinishing Professional

Our final tip is to find a painting professional you can trust and feel comfortable working with. Painting is a personal process, and having expert input when it comes to colors, finishes, and style ideas can be invaluable. After all, the end goal is for you to have a kitchen that you fall in love with all over again.

If you live in the San Francisco, East Bay or Contra Costa area, we hope you will contact us at MB Jessee. It would be our pleasure to serve you!

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“It was a great experience working with MB Jessee. The crew was careful and thorough as they painted the house, sealed stucco cracks, repaired dry-rotted wood, stained the deck, etc. Robert, Gersson, Jose, and all of the people involved in the process from the estimate to the job completion were friendly and professional.”

— Mike C.
Livermore, CA

“Very easy to work with, they did an outstanding job with our project of re-painting our painting our kitchen cabinets. Given the scope of the job and that our kitchen is roughly half of our upstairs living area they did a fantastic job of minimizing the mess. Workmanship was top notch, would definitely recommend.”

— Vince Scola

“Just wanted to let you know that the crew was great to have around the house for the past two weeks. All three of them were professional, courteous, and attentive to my thoughts/concerns and were extremely knowledgeable. They paid great attention to the detail and it shows.”

— Mark & Roberta Gross

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walk through experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3 year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua Jansen

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA

“Julie, by the way, I have never been so impressed with the service of a painting job before! It was like magical elves came and painted our walls without us having to do a thing! It looks amazing and just wanted to let you know how happy we are. Thanks”

— Anja
Piedmont

“Today I received a beautiful bouquet from your company. It was totally unexpected and very much appreciated--a lovely surprise. Also today, your crew finished my job. I am so pleased with all their fine work. Richard is absolutely amazing and a total delight to work with. He was also extremely helpful during the paint color process. The interior work in my home far exceeded my expectations. A big thank you to you and the crew for an outstanding job. Thank you, thank you for a terrific job!”

— Barbara
Piedmont

“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

— Tim Tyson

“We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the work of MB Jessee Painting and your employees. Everything turned out beautiful. Our foreman was great! He was punctual, professional, neat and very accommodating ... and went the extra mile. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family.”

— Michelle & Rivers Gee

“High quality work from a pleasant and qualified staff. Thank you!”

— Paul Markovich

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walkthrough experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3-year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch-up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua J.
Oakland, CA