Everyone who is interested in enhancing the value and beauty of their home will want to look into different cabinet faux finishing techniques.
If you read home decorating magazines or watch home improvement programs on TV, you know that refinishing your kitchen is one of the prime ways to add value to your home.
Certain home improvements, such as adding a swimming pool, do provide enjoyment but really don’t do much to enhance your home’s value. Refurbishing the kitchen, on the other hand, gives the most bang for your buck. Cabinet faux finishes also greatly increase the warmth and inviting nature of this “heart of the home”.
When you consider the number of cabinets in the average kitchen, both above the countertops and at floor level, you are looking at a sizeable investment to replace them. Faux painting your cabinets is the perfect economic and cost-effective alternative when you decide to upgrade your kitchen.
Whether your preference is formal and traditional, informal and modern or cozy and warm, there is a cabinet faux finish method perfect for you.
For a more formal, traditional kitchen, you may want the look of hardwood cabinets but without the high cost of replacements. The perfect cabinet faux finish for you then would be faux wood graining that will allow you to replicate any type of wood. This method requires a base coat of paint and two glazes in complementary tones of the wood of your choice. The authentic hardwood look is achieved by using a special wood-graining tool available at paint and craft stores.
If you prefer a more informal and modern kitchen update, you may want to try a metallic cabinet faux finish. You can imitate the look of silver, gold, copper or pewter using specially designed paints available at home improvement stores. The effects are realistic and dazzling.
Finally, if cozy and warm is your idea of the perfect kitchen, you have several choices. Sponge painting the cabinets will give you the look and feel of an old-time country kitchen with very little cost or effort; color washing and distressing will duplicate a French country kitchen. Either method requires only two colors of paint and a sea sponge for sponging or a stiff brush for colorwashing.
No matter which type of cabinet faux finishes you choose, the end result will be so dramatic, you may decide further upgrading is absolutely unnecessary.
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