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Refurbish a kitchen in Bridgend South Wales

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Matthew Evans Posted May 09 2015

Oak Kitchen Bridgend Refurbish a kitchen in Bridgend South Wales, Matt Evans, Traditional Painter explains an interesting project that transformed a home.

If you have a well fitted, good quality kitchen in your home, similar to this oak example in Bridgend (between Cardiff and Swansea), then it would be unwise to replace everything – it really is not necessary.

This solid oak kitchen has been working perfectly well for a number of years, but it has turned a shade of orange that makes the room look tired and dated.

The clients asked about a painted finish and replacement of the handles, something to make it look more modern. This was entirely possible and in my mind’s eye I could see the kitchen transformed, ready to give many more years of service for a fraction of the cost of replacing with a similar quality new kitchen today.


It was decided strip and refinish the over mantle, in order to retain some of the wood.

The island unit were painted a shade of green to compliment the soft furnishings in the kitchen and adjoining lounge.

The main units were finished with a designer creamy off-white with the new handles attached.

I’m sure you’d agree that the room has been transformed.


Little known fact

A little discussed advantage of my kitchen refurbishment service is that once a well made older wooden kitchen has had the correct preparation and been finished to my high standards, the whole re-paint process will be a lot easier in the future.

For instance, the units are unlikely to need replacing for many years, making it perfectly feasible to allow for a game-changing change of colour, or even have a glaze or distressed finish applied to the existing finish in a few years’ time. I can do this efficiently and cost-effectively: less time = less cost.

In other words, this approach, when done correctly, of course, on a decent wooden kitchen, really is a good investment.


If you are interested in having your kitchen painted in Swansea or anywhere in South Wales please do get in touch and we can provide you with a no obligation quote. For details as to what happens next see How to get you Kitchen Painted

Matthew Evans hand painted kitchens South WalesSpecialist painter and decorator, Matthew Evans, is a member of the Traditional Painter UK network. He is the first port of call for hand painted kitchens South Wales.

Matthew and wife Lindsay, an interior designer, work together decorating heritage and period properties. They draw on time-served skills and techniques to hand-paint kitchens, furniture, and apply traditional paints and decorative finishes, including gilding and graining.


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