C.E.T. Painting is excited to share with you a recently completed cabinet refinishing project in Scarsdale, New York.  The before, in-process, and after pictures below should give an indication of the comprehensive nature of the job and the modern aesthetic injected into this home.



To begin, this was already a beautiful, spacious kitchen with an island, stone countertops, stainless appliances, and a panel ready refrigerator integrated with contrasting, vented green cabinetry.



The cabinetry by the window had glass cabinet doors..



To prepare the area for painting, the cabinet doors were removed.  Other areas in the kitchen not being painted, such as the floors and pendant lighting, were covered in plastic.  Painting tape was applied around the high hats in the ceiling.



The sanding and painting done to the cabinets was meticulous.  The tile backsplash replacement was a separate project.  Here are some additional angles of our work-in-progress.



Our standard sanitary protocols include wearing booties over our shoes, placing drop cloths on all walking paths, and removing sanding dust to prevent spreading to other areas in your home.


In addition to the cabinet refinishing, we performed residential interior painting of walls and ceilings in the kitchen and leading to the kitchen.  After one week of work, voila – the transformation!


By keeping the hardware and refinishing instead of replacing the cabinetry, we were able to affect a completely new look in a compressed time for a reasonable budget.  We stripped and sanded the hardwood cabinet boxes, drawers, and doors down to its original, unvarnished state.  We then applied the base and topcoats of the new finish.  In between refinishing or replacing, there is a third option – refacing.  Refacing ends up being more costly than refinishing as only the cabinet boxes are kept, but doors, hardware and possibly drawers are replaced.  However, keeping the cabinets saves on costs and time since construction cost is essentially eliminated and the replacement doors can be reattached with simpler screwdriving.


The total budget for this project was less than five figures – at most 20% of what a completely new installation would have cost.  The installation time of one week compares favorably to the typical two-week installation time for tearing out and fitting new cabinets.  Of course, with custom cabinets, the lead time for ordering and measurement could stretch out additional weeks, if not months.



The owner was putting the home on the market and wanted a faster sales cycle.    This refresh injected a modern look, critical to many of today’s homebuyers.  In spring 2020, the median home on the market in the Scarsdale, NY 10583 zip code is listed at about $1.7 million.  Due to its top-rated K-12 Scarsdale Union Free School District as well as its sub one-hour commute time to Grand Central Station via Metro North Railroad, the Village is a coveted location in Westchester County, NY.  Knowing how demanding buyers and homeowners are, C.E.T. Painting delivers the highest quality all of the time and is fully committed to customer service.

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Whether you are interested in a complete refresh, paint or stain our refinishing service for kitchen cabinets is top shelf!  While this project took place in a private residence, C.E.T. Painting has completed commercial painting and remodeling jobs as well.  Investing in your business’ appearance is attractive to customers and is a benefit all employees can enjoy.



The owner was thrilled with the timeliness and quality of the project.  Whether you are in Scarsdale, Armonk, Chappaqua, or any other municipality, consider C.E.T. Painting, your home remodeling contractors of Westchester, NY.  For more examples of our work, be sure to browse our gallery.  To read what other customers think about us, read our testimonials.  We offer online and video estimates.  We continue to follow sanitary protocols to keep you, your home, and our workers safe.  Call us at (914) 615-1415 or visit us at to schedule an appointment today!

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