Haverhill Kitchen Cabinet Refresh

These busy homeowners, an airline pilot and a flight attendant who is also a realtor, were unhappy with their current kitchen cabinets.  They were manufactured by a reputable, well-known company, but didn’t meet the expectations of my clients once they were installed.  In some areas the finish was so transparent that the wood grain showed through.  An entire section didn’t have any of the distressed details and a section of braided molding was visibly not level.  After several visits by a representative from the company and a couple of changed out doors, they resigned themselves to just live with it.
The couple recently purchased land in Amesbury, and are planning to put their house on the market in the Spring after their new home is built.  The realtor half of this couple knew the kitchen would not appeal to potential home buyers who might not have the money for a new kitchen.  A new coat of paint was the perfect solution, and an inquiry on the Facebook Andover Mums Page led to a referral from a client of mine whose kitchen we painted earlier this year.
As you can see from the “before” photos, the kitchen was dull and very worn. Many of the doors were chipped and the cabinets beneath the sink had a lot of water damage.  I was able to sand those areas, fill in the distressed markings and repair some of the water damage with wood filler in addition to sanding.   The “after” photos show a much brighter kitchen that looks brand new!
Update: The house was put on the market shortly after, and multiple offers were received driving up the price about $25,000. Since she’s a realtor, she let me know that if it weren’t for the newly painted cabinets, the home would not have sold as quickly and certainly not above the asking price.


worn, dingy cabinets