Kitchen cabinets set the tone for the look and feel of your kitchen. However, if your kitchen is due for an upgrade, you don’t have to spend a fortune on cabinet replacement to transform your kitchen. If your cabinets are in good physical condition, staining or refinishing them is a great way to give your kitchen a new, fresh look.



Staining or refinishing your cabinets can improve the overall feel of your kitchen, make the room seem larger, and improve the overall value of your home. Every kitchen deserves an upgrade once in a while. Here are some benefits to having your cabinets stained or refinished:



  • Cost-effective. A complete kitchen cabinet installation costs about $8,000-$12,000, while the cost of cabinet staining or refinishing averages about $1000. The biggest impact on the total cost of your project is the size and number of cabinets, measured in linear feet. The more linear feet of cabinets you need stained or refinished, the more it will cost.
  • Convenience. On average, a kitchen cabinet replacement project can take up to four weeks to complete. Can you imagine not being able to use your kitchen for a month? Staining or refinishing projects are easier to implement and take only two to three days to complete. The bonus is that you can use your kitchen during this time. 
  • Décor Options. Staining or refinishing your cabinets gives you plenty of options to add your personal style to your kitchen. You’re not limited to the manufacturer’s designs and colors. Choose a color that blends with the existing décor in your home, or make a bold statement. For example, the tuxedo cabinet trend pairs a white or light-colored cabinet with a black or dark navy bottom cabinet. Add hardware for an even more unique look. 
  • Increases Home Value. Compared to a complete kitchen remodel, updating your cabinets will pay for itself many times over. Your freshly stained or refinished cabinet doors set a positive impression throughout the entire home. According to a 2018 Zillow report, staining or refinishing kitchen cabinets can increase your home's resale value by a whopping $1,547. Whether you're planning to sell your home or stay there for years to come, any kitchen updates are a worthy investment. 


For most people, their home is their most important investment. Top-quality staining and refinishing are key elements in protecting and enhancing that investment, which is why so many families trust the team of experts at Stanford Painting with all of their painting needs. To schedule a no-obligation quote, give us a call at 650-321-9302, or fill out our contact form.