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Costs of painting the kitchen

Wednesday 01 June 2022

If you don't have the budget to replace your entire kitchen, you can also paint your kitchen cabinets. Repainting or refinishing your kitchen doors will instantly give your kitchen a whole new look for a fraction of the cost of a new kitchen. This is a great option if the doors and appliances in your kitchen are still in good condition, but you just don't like the colour or design of the kitchen. Of course, you can paint your kitchen cabinets yourself, but the results are usually disappointing. That is why it is better to hire a professional, so you can be sure that your renovated kitchen will look sleek and beautiful. The painter can also inform you about the best paint and the best way to paint the kitchen.


Options and costs for kitchen painting

A whole new kitchen costs easily ten to fifteen thousand euros. By painting the kitchen cabinets you can save a lot of money, because on average it costs about one thousand euros. It's also an environmentally friendly way to renew your kitchen, because you keep using your old kitchen cabinets and appliances and don't throw anything away unnecessarily. Even if you go for the most luxurious finish and paint, it will be much cheaper than buying a completely new kitchen. If you have bought a new house or are renting, you often have enough expenses already. By painting your kitchen instead of replacing it, you can make the house your own without having to dig deep into your pocket. Besides, all the colours you can think of are possible when you paint your kitchen cabinets. Or you can choose a metallic paint for a really special kitchen. You can also choose to have your kitchen cabinets painted or refinished. To complete the renovation of your kitchen, you can paint the ceiling and walls above the kitchen.

Cost overview of kitchen painting

The total cost of kitchen painting depends of course on how many kitchen cabinets you have and how big they are. In addition, it depends on which paint you use and whether the kitchen cabinets are sprayed or painted. A good painter advises you on this. Therefore, before you choose a painter, always ask about the costs and about the materials he wants to use. This way you can make the best comparison. On average, you can expect these prices for kitchen painting.

Type and size of kitchen door Average kitchen painting prices
Kitchen door 40 x 60 centimetres 40 to 70 euros
Kitchen drawer front 20 to 40 Euros
Refrigerator door 40 x 180 centimetres 60 to 90 euro
Corner cabinet fronts 65 x 90 euro
Skirting boards per metre 15 to 25 Euros

How to calculate the price of kitchen painting

To calculate the price of painting your kitchen, count the number of kitchen cabinets, drawers and other doors and calculate the price for each size. Don't forget skirting boards and other surfaces that need to be painted. Then you add everything together and you know how much it costs to paint the kitchen. On average, the kitchen painting price is around 1,000 euros. But as I said, it depends on the size of your kitchen. If you also want to paint the walls and ceilings, then these costs are of course added, but we recommend you to do everything at once. When your kitchen cabinets look like new again, it will be even more noticeable if your ceiling and walls are no longer smooth. It is also possible to treat the walls of the kitchen with a special removable paint. This makes the cleaning of your kitchen a lot easier.


Activities Average kitchen painting prices
Paint a kitchen of four meters wide 700-1.000 euro
Paint kitchen including ceiling and doors 1500-3000 euros
Paint open kitchen including ceiling, doors and frames in room 2.000 to 5.000 euro.

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