How to: Paint or replace kitchen cabinets
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Q. We have a one-wall kitchen. The cabinets are showing their wear, and I am searching for someone to repaint them. Is repainting generally less expensive than refacing? Because our cabinets do not reach the ceiling, we are also exploring whether to add small, glass-fronted cabinets with interior lights above them, or, alternatively, to install molding to the ceiling. Would this work?


A. You have a variety of options. You didn’t give the dimensions of your wall, but to get some cost comparisons, let’s assume it’s 10 feet wide.

Painting is the least expensive option, as you suspect. Blue Door Painters (703-504-2000), which works throughout the Washington area, would charge around $ 500 to $ 600 to brush or roll latex paint over the cabinet exteriors, plus about $ 400 if you also wanted to paint the interiors. Including prep and follow-up work, such as removing and replacing the hardware, the total cost might be about $ 1,200, said owner Jeffrey Stein.

If you wanted a finish that looks and performs like it was applied in a factory, you could try a company such as

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Redbeacon For Android Helps You Find The Right Home Improvement
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Maybe you’re looking for a pro to fix up some odds-and-ends things around house. Maybe you some painting done. Or perhaps you’re in desperate need of a landscaper. No matter what your home improvement quandary is, there’s someone out there who will gladly accept your money to perform said activity. The problem is, though, finding the right person for the job.

Fear not, oh unskilled one – you can now use the power of your smartphone to find just such a person, thanks to the new Redbeacon app.


For those who many not know, Redbeacon is a service that helps you find the right pro for the job you need done. With its simple and intuitive interface, the app will walk you through all the necessary steps to enter your project, with options to attach pictures and videos along the way. After that, applicable professionals can bid on the job, an…………… continues on Android Police

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