November 7, 2022

If you are renovating your Oakville kitchen, you know that there are so many choices when it comes to refacing your kitchen cabinets. The result will usually be what works best for you and your family, but how do you choose what that is? One of the most considerable distinctions when it comes to cabinets is choosing a glossy or matte finish. How do you know which one is going to work best? Here are a few things to consider before you purchase or refinish your cabinets.

Cabinet Durability and Maintenance

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house. From breakfasts before getting ready for school to dinners where everyone gathers around the table and shares their day.

This means that most Oakville families need cabinets that will stand up to the everyday wear and tear the cabinets will get.

Scratches and fingerprints are going to show up much easier on cabinets that have a glossy finish to them. So unless you are going to be wiping down your cabinets every day and keeping sharp objects away from them, this could be a reason to go with matte cabinets. Glossy cabinets will still stand up to wear and tear; however, they may not look as nice over time with a family that is tough on them.

Colour of the Rest of the Kitchen

Gloss cabinets will usually reflect much more light than matte cabinets, so if you’re going for an otherwise very colourful kitchen palette in your Oakville home, you may want to choose matte.

Gloss, when reflecting the light of the other colours, may be too much – especially for bright, bold colours. It may also be easier to keep everything looking bright, clean and bold with matte finishes.

Cabinets for Dark Kitchens

If you are going for a darker look for your kitchen, consider using matte cabinets. This is because scratches and fingerprints appear much easier on gloss-finished cabinets and may be very noticeable when the kitchen is dark. Furthermore, with dark cabinetry and artificial lighting, it’s easy to spot the areas where the glossy finish has worn down with time.

Which is best, Gloss or Matte Cabinets?

You need to choose what is right for you and your family and what will work in your Oakville home. If your family uses your kitchen all day, every day and it sees a lot of wear and tear, then matte cabinets may be the better option. However, if only a couple of people live in your home – or you plan to sell it soon after renovating – then gloss could be the way to go, as it maintains a higher resale value. Ultimately, you must choose what’s right for you and your home.

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