We are contacted by many customers who are deciding between respraying their kitchen cabinets and doing a full kitchen renovation. Homehow states that “kitchens with 15 units or more can cost from £8,000 to £20,000” to replace and they estimate that such an installation would take between 4-8 days. Our spray teams can respray 15 kitchen cabinets within 1 day and an estimate for such a spray would be just £850 plus VAT.
Overview of Respraying Your Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen respraying estimates are based on a variety of factors, such as:
- The number of cabinets and drawers. The greater the number of items, the longer the spray will take. With Spray Technicians such as ours who have many years of experience, up to 25 cabinets/drawers can be sprayed within a day.
- The size of cabinets and drawers. Larger areas take longer to spray than smaller areas.
- The design of cabinets and drawers. As an example, flush cabinets with exposed hinges can take longer to spray than standard cabinets.
- The condition of cabinets and drawers. If a cabinet is damaged and needs to be primed, this doubles the process and the time spent in coating that cabinet.
- The space available in your kitchen to complete the spray. Larger spaces take longer to prep however very small kitchens can also be time consuming, as the space within the kitchen may be too small to complete the spray and so a second area may need to be prepped also.
- The distance of your home from our base in Stockport, Cheshire. For sprays over a certain distance, we must factor in additional expenses such as hotels and travel costs.
For an average sized kitchen (comprised of 15-20 cabinets and drawers), our basic estimate would be around £850-£950 plus VAT for the spray, depending upon the option chosen. This spray would take one of our teams a day to complete. Larger kitchens or kitchens that need to be primed prior to being sprayed (such as raw MDF kitchens) take 2-3 days to respray.
Our high quality, professional respray service is a much more affordable and time saving alternative to a kitchen replacement. Whilst we can spray kitchen tiles as well as the kitchen cabinets, unfortunately a respray would not include the spray of items such as the kitchen worktops or the floor.
Overview of a Full Kitchen Renovation
Homehow estimates that for a kitchen with 15 units, the replacement cost would be between £8,000 and £20,000. The price will differ depending on whether the replacement kitchen is a basic, cheaper, lower quality kitchen, average or a higher quality, premium kitchen.
As a kitchen is such an important room in a home, we would advise against scrimping if possible as a better quality kitchen is better able to withstand the high usage and traffic that such a busy area will have. “You get what you pay for” applies to both kitchen resprays and full kitchen renovations; as kitchens can substantially increase property value, we would advise choosing a professional company who can offer a guarantee, with plenty of customer testimonials for you to have a read through. Paying cheap can lead to paying twice, which can make paying cheap the more expense option in the long term.
A kitchen renovation can include replacement kitchen cupboards and carcasses as well as other improvements, including new tiling, worktops, flooring and appliances.
Is a Respray the Best Option for me?
As mentioned above, a kitchen respray can cost a fraction of the price of a replacement kitchen. A respray is a much more affordable option for customers, especially considering the current cost of living crisis in the UK. If your kitchen is still in a good condition but just in need of a refresh, a respray provides a great option for customers who would otherwise be unable to afford a kitchen transformation. It is amazing how much difference a fresh coating can make to a kitchen that has started to look a bit dated!
Respray is likely to be your best option if you would like the transformation to be carried out quickly. Most of our kitchen resprays take just one or two days, although there are certain kitchens such as larger kitchens or kitchens which need to be primed which can take a third day. Even at three days, our most extensive kitchen sprays are a quicker alternative to the upheaval of a full kitchen replacement.
A respray is such a great option for so many customers. There may however be instances where we would advise against a respray. Those instances are where the kitchen is extensively damaged beyond repair or where you would like to change the layout of the existing kitchen. In those situations, you may be best considering a full kitchen renovation.
Is a Renovation the Best Option for me?
If you are looking to change core aspects of the kitchen such as the layout or the style of the units, a renovation is likely to be your best option. This option allows you to customise not only the colour and sheen of your kitchen but also the kitchen arrangement and style. Please do bear in mind however that whilst you can choose to have your kitchen coated in any colour when you choose a respray, there will be a more limited selection to choose from if you go for a kitchen replacement.
If your kitchen is damaged, it may be better to have it replaced as not all damage can be reversed. Small areas of damage such as chipped kitchen cabinets can be fixed however if, for example, there is swelling due to water damage, unfortunately it is impossible for the item to be restored to its original condition.
Who Usually gets a Respray?
As a kitchen respray is such a versatile solution, we come across such a wide variety of customers. Many customers are looking to simply revitalise a well maintained but dated kitchen. Other customers have modern kitchens but they’re looking to update the colour or sheen of their kitchen to follow seasonal trends.
Some of our customers have come across us as they’re purchasing a new build property but due to the limited colours available to them, they would like us to apply a bespoke colour to their kitchen to suit their unique taste. We also complete kitchen sprays for customers who are purchasing a property that they like, but with a kitchen colour or sheen that they do not like. In such situations, a respray is an affordable way to turn a house into your dream home. Not only can the kitchen be sprayed but also furniture items, windows, doors, garage doors, fascias, soffits, guttering, cladding and conservatories!
We also regularly spray for property developers, who usually want a fast turnaround with minimal cost and maximum return. The same can be said for our landlord customers, who can increase their profit by going for a respray, the much less expensive option.
Here are some of the recommendations left by our lovely customers on our Trustpilot page:
- Ms Carter – “Love my new look kitchen. From consultation to completion, team were amazing, so professional and knowledgeable felt confident I was getting what I asked for. On the day, the team took over the kitchen and did an amazing job, kitchen now looks like a new one for the fraction of the cost thank you.”
- Mr Leather – “Punctual, efficient, polite, helpful, accommodating, courteous, value for money. Excellent company, friendly and helpful staff, clean and tidy workforce. Very pleased with finished kitchen. Saved thousands of pounds. Why buy new?”
- Ms Watson – “The kitchen looked great and was tidied up immaculately. So pleased I found this company. The kitchen looks like new again and saved a lot of money on having to replace all the doors.”
As discussed, having your kitchen resprayed is cheaper and quicker than having a new kitchen installed and it also offers a greater selection of colour choice (as we are able to match and spray any colour from any brand).
So long as you do not wish to change your kitchen layout and the items are not extensively damaged, we recommend that you consider respraying your kitchen cabinets as a cost effective and high-quality option for your kitchen cabinet makeover. Get in touch for a free, no obligation spray estimate.