One of the most expensive aspects of a kitchen remodeling project is replacing the cabinetry. If you want to give your outdated cabinets a fresh look without the steep price tag found on many real wood options, laminate cabinetry is the way to go. With the right quality application, you can enjoy a gorgeous reimagining of your kitchen cabinets without breaking the bank on replacing your existing cupboards. Not sure whether you should reface or replace? Keep reading for valuable tips and information on all things laminate.
You may think you know the ins and outs of laminate cabinetry, but there have been improvements to this form of cabinet resurfacing. There are two main types of laminate used to resurface cabinets: high-pressure and low-pressure. High-pressure offers a much more resilient surface and comes in a wider variety of textures and colors than the low-pressure types.
Laminate can be applied to all cabinet materials and offers a cost-effective option for revamping the look and feel of your kitchen. High-pressure laminate is significantly more expensive than low-pressure, but it still offers savings over replacing your cabinetry entirely. Both options offer a lasting surface that is stain resistant and easy to clean compared to wood cabinetry.
You can choose from a wide selection of laminate colors, textures, and features. Whether you want the look of real wood or a modern finish on your kitchen cabinets, laminate can provide the style you desire. Additionally, laminate allows you to easily mix and match different textures, styles, etc., creating a unique finish that will stand the test of time. For more cost-effective options, it’s important to know that vertical grain styles are less expensive than horizontal patterns. Just a helpful tip! Here are some laminate options to consider:
- Matte – a subtle and ultra-scratch resistant option for modern kitchens
- Fingerprint-resistant – great for households with many little fingers touching the cabinetry
- Glossy – shiny reflection can create the illusion of a larger, sophisticated kitchen
- Textured – the textured variety can resemble natural wood
- Foil – perfect for a framed or shaker-type look, these are more pliable and can be formed around varying door styles.
Many other options exist, from antibacterial and fire-resistant surfaces to metallic and multi-colored laminate. You have the advantage of choosing the exact style and features you desire at a lower price point for your kitchen cabinet makeover. At the end of the day, think of your space as an outfit; from head to toe, mixed with the right-priced items, coming together perfectly through form, function, and feeling. Looking for inspiration? Click here.
At Titus Contracting, we are dedicated to helping our clients find suitable laminate cabinetry that speaks to their distinct preferences and personality. From space planning and design ideation to getting you the best bang for your buck, Titus will work with you to find the perfect laminate cabinetry option for you and your needs. If you are remodeling your kitchen in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN metro area, talk to us about the benefits of laminate cabinetry for resurfacing your existing cabinets.