Painting your kitchen can arguably be more important than painting other rooms in your home. After all, you and your family probably spend a considerable amount of time together in this room. What are some of the things that you need to consider when you're planning to paint your kitchen?
1. DIY or Professional Painters
As with any type of paint job, perhaps the first thing to think about is whether you want to hire professional painters or if you want to do the job yourself. Naturally, hiring a professional will be more expensive, and yet it can offer a higher quality of work. If you decide to do the job yourself, don't scrimp on the necessary tools. Professional painter's tape is mandatory for this job, and standard gaffer tape won't do. You need to protect the parts of your kitchen that won't be painted (such as the splashbacks), so that you won't have to use any solvent-based paint removers in the room where your food is prepared.
2. Choosing a Colour
Whether you end up hiring painters or doing the job yourself, you still need to select a colour and type of paint finish for your kitchen. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to the best colour for a kitchen. The size of the space and the amount of natural light it receives might play a role in your decision, but it's largely a matter of personal taste. About the only thing to truly be mindful of is that you will need to choose a colour scheme that complements your kitchen cabinets if these are not going to be painted as well. Of course, they can be painted at a later stage if you feel that they clash with your choice of colour.
3. Choosing a Paint Finish
In addition to choosing a colour for your kitchen, you will need to choose a paint finish. It might be that your original choice of colour is not available in the desired finish, so you might need to have a couple of other colour options you'll be happy with. It's best that the paint finish in your kitchen is semi-glossy. This results in a surface that can be easily wiped clean (which might need to happen in a kitchen), and this is not always the case with a matte finish.
Painting your kitchen might require some careful deliberation, but with the importance of the space in the average family home, it's sure worth the time!