Changing the kitchen

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DollyP Posts: 955
We are thinking of changing our kitchen but don't want to spend a fortune as we don't plan on being in the house for more than a few years. Does anyone know if you can just replace the doors of an exising kitchen?
expecting no3 Posts: 623
why dont you try painting your existing doors. thats what we did and it looks brand new.
DollyP Posts: 955
Thanks for the response. Yeah I was thinking about this also. Paint the doors, get new handles, splashback and worktops. Would a prof painter do this? Or is there a specialised tradesman for that kind of work?
Bonnie Parker Posts: 2670
A few friends of mine just painted their kitchens and it really is like getting a new kitchen, I would really recommend it. I love painted kitchens too. It's not a specialist job, a regular painter would do it for you. I'm not sure about replacing doors only, but I can't see why not. You may end it painting it anyway though as it may be difficult to match up the new door colors with the frames etc.
DollyP Posts: 955
Thanks Bonnie. Stupid question but do they paint the inside of the units too?
Bonnie Parker Posts: 2670
I would imagine so - I mean if you had a brown wooden kitchen and decided to paint it cream, I'm sure it would look best if all the unit was painted, both inside and out..
vidia Posts: 2960
I checked out changing the doors and it was working out v pricey. We got a painter to paint the doors and surrounds, he painted the inside of the doors but not the carcass. A regular painter could do this, there was a wollie who did it recently and she was very happy with the results. For the countertops, you'd need a carpenter. Ive seen some lovely glass splash backs that you place over your existing one, or paint the tiles you have maybe? If you're anywhere near Cork, I would be happy to recommend the guy who did ours..
errigal08 Posts: 1302
i painted all my kitchen cupboards myself,they are not wood but made of melamine,something i dident even know of,it was a hard job,i had to remove,wash,sand,clean and paint using a melamine paint,the job was soo hard that i only painted the front thinking nobody will see/care that i dident do the inside....then i got on come dine with me and the whole of ireland will see :-8
vidia Posts: 2960
[quote="errigal08":cg4n2v1y]i painted all my kitchen cupboards myself,they are not wood but made of melamine,something i dident even know of,it was a hard job,i had to remove,wash,sand,clean and paint using a melamine paint,the job was soo hard that i only painted the front thinking nobody will see/care that i dident do the inside....then i got on come dine with me and the whole of ireland will see :-8[/quote:cg4n2v1y] :o0 they might edit the presses and not the drunk bits O-O
Drummerswife Posts: 3497
My parents are in the process of getting their wood presses painted to cream with new handles. It looks fab. He took down all the doors and anything removable brought them to his house and spray painted them (makes them easier to clean) including our chairs. Then painted all the bits left behind. He is an old man and really nice. Got it done super quick to. They are in Meath if you want his number just let me know.