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  • Writer's pictureChris Arnett

Does Refinishing Cabinets Add Value To Your Home?

I'll go on estimates for homeowners that are looking to put their home on the market from time to time. A lot of the time the realtor has mentioned the cabinets should be painted or refinished. The million-dollar question on these homeowners' minds is, "Does refinishing cabinets add value to my home?" The answer is a resounding yes, and here's why.


1. Improved Aesthetics: Refinishing your cabinets can transform the entire look of your kitchen, which is one of the most important rooms for potential homebuyers. A fresh, updated, and modern appearance can make a lasting impression and create a more desirable space that attracts buyers.

2. Cost-Effective Upgrade: Compared to a full kitchen remodel, refinishing cabinets is a relatively affordable way to update your space. Homebuyers will appreciate the investment you've made in improving the kitchen, and it can ultimately result in a higher asking price for your home.

3. Faster Sale: An updated kitchen with refinished cabinets can help your home stand out in the competitive real estate market. Buyers are often looking for move-in-ready homes, and a renovated kitchen can be a significant selling point that leads to a faster sale.

4. Customization: Refinishing your cabinets allows you to choose a color and finish that will appeal to a broad range of buyers. Neutral tones, such as whites and grays, are particularly popular and can make your kitchen feel more spacious, clean, and modern.

5. Increased Functionality: In addition to improving aesthetics, refinishing your cabinets can also increase their functionality. This may involve adding new hardware, adjusting hinges, or even incorporating modern storage solutions that make the kitchen more user-friendly for potential buyers.


In conclusion, painting or refinishing your cabinets can indeed add value to your home. This relatively affordable and impactful upgrade can lead to a faster sale, a higher asking price, and overall increased desirability for potential buyers. If you're considering putting your home on the market, or want to be sure to preserve the value of your home by keeping the factory finish look on your cabinets instead of a hand-painted look, that could even decrease your value, don't overlook the power of updating your kitchen cabinets through refinishing.


If you are in the central Ohio area, contact Rocket Finish to learn more about our factory finish paint choices or factory finish restoration options and see how we can add value to your home in just a few days.




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