Painted kitchen cabinets are flaking

  • The Silver family of Schaumburg have painted cabinets in their kitchen, but the paint is now flaking off. Their countertops are also worn and outdated.

    The Silver family of Schaumburg have painted cabinets in their kitchen, but the paint is now flaking off. Their countertops are also worn and outdated.

  • Kitchen Planet is capable of refacing cabinets using a light wood or white finish.

    Kitchen Planet is capable of refacing cabinets using a light wood or white finish. Courtesy of Kitchen Planet

 
By Frances Silver of Schaumburg
Posted11/11/2018 6:00 AM

We have been living in our house for 46 years. The paint on my cabinets is flaking off. The counters are very worn and outdated.

I would love to see refinished cabinets and new counters to revitalize my kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Design by Kitchen Planet

Expert: Dimitris Nacopoulos, (630) 246-7813

Budget: $8,000-$10,000 depending on finishes, plumbing, etc.

The Silvers stated that they have painted the cabinets in the past, which unfortunately does not last and will start peeling and flaking over time. The countertops may still be original and would look great replaced with a more updated material and color.

Suggestions

• We would suggest refacing the cabinets and using a light wood or white finish. The kitchen would really brighten up with a lighter color.

• New, modern cabinet pulls in a brushed stainless steel would really accent the cabinets nicely too.

• We would like to see a nice granite or natural stone countertop in a light beige with flecks of darker color for a little contrast.

• A new stainless steel sink and "touch control" faucet would finish up the counter space and really give this kitchen a "WOW" factor.

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