Stained vs. Painted Cabinets

Stained vs. Painted Cabinets

There are so many options to choose from for your cabinetry, including stained and painted cabinets. But which one suits your style best?

Cabinets are a huge investment you’ll make for your home. In your kitchen, bathrooms, and even laundry rooms or mudrooms, you rely on cabinets to store your possessions and function well for you. You also count on your cabinets to make a significant statement about your style and taste. What are your cabinets saying about you?

Choosing Between Stained and Painted Cabinets

One of the most common choices someone buying cabinets will have to make is whether they prefer stained or painted cabinets. Both options have pros and cons, but the finish you choose must suit your style. If you like a more clean, minimalist look, white painted cabinets might be the right choice for you. 

However, stained cabinets can reveal the wood’s natural pattern, creating a more classic look. Ultimately, the decision is up to you and your preferences, no matter what seems to be in style right now. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the two options so you can make a more informed decision. 

Stained Cabinets

Staining works best on heavy, grainy, knotty, character wood cabinets. If you lean more towards a traditional style, you may find you prefer a stained look. This type of cupboard and drawer front is easy to maintain and keep clean in many cases. 

Since the stain is darker than most paint options, scuffs won’t show as much, and it’s easier to touch up if the cabinet happens to endure some chipping or scratching. You will also find that your cabinets consist of quality wood, so you can opt to have them painted or resurfaced in the future.

The last thing to consider is price. More often than not, you’ll find that stained cabinets are less expensive than their painted counterparts. 

Painted Cabinets

Painted cabinets allow for a broader range of colors – like the very popular white Shaker-style dominating the design world right now. But there’s no reason to stop at white. If you’re interested in adding a pop of color to your kitchen and other areas in your home, you can choose any color under the sun. 

Cabinets with paint are minimalistic and, for many, take the award for most aesthetic. They look great next to all sorts of appliances, countertops, and flooring. They are frequently the more expensive option, though. So if you’re on a strict budget, you may want to explore the stain option instead. 

Mountain State Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry Options 

At Mountain States Kitchen & Bath, we deal with many cabinet contracts. We love to create custom cabinets to fit a particular space or meet an exact need for a family or business. We have dozens of options in stained and painted cabinets that suit everyone’s style. 

If you’re still unsure of what you want, we’re happy to assist you by showing off our offer options at our showroom in Lehi, Utah. So stop by today or contact us for a quote on your new cabinets. 

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