If you’re considering buying a new kitchen, you may well be thinking about a lacquered kitchen. There are plenty of reasons why this would be a good choice, but is it really the right kitchen? After all, if you’re spending a lot of money, you need to be sure a lacquered kitchen is really what you want.
Reasons to buy a lacquered kitchen:
A lacquered kitchen will last
One of the biggest points in favour of lacquered kitchens is that they’ll last much longer than any wrapped type kitchen. Unlike wrapped doors, a lacquered door will never peel.
A lacquered kitchen has a great finish
While the look of your kitchen is important, sight isn’t the only sense you want it to please. Lacquered doors are silky smooth to the touch, making them a pleasure to run your hand over.
This is a marked contrast with wrapped doors, which tend to have a bobbly feel like orange peel to touch.
It has the largest colour choice
You probably have a clear idea of what colour you want your kitchen to be, but that isn’t always possible. You may have to settle for something roughly like what you wanted.
Lacquered kitchens offer the widest colour choice of all the options. There’s a massive number of colours available, meaning you have a great chance of finding exactly the right shade.
Reasons not to buy a lacquered kitchen:
One of the biggest downsides of lacquered kitchens is cost. Unfortunately It’s the one of the more expensive finishes.
While the extra cost may justify buying a lacquered kitchen over a wrapped kitchen, there are other finishes that will last just as long as a lacquered kitchen, but costs less. Examples of these are laminate doors & lacquered laminate doors.
It’s very delicate
The finish on a lacquered kitchen is like the finish on a car, chipping easily if anything knocks into it. This is especially a risk to the edges of the doors, where plates can knock them while you’re taking them out.
Therefore, a lacquered kitchen may not be the best choice if you have young children. Just imagine them zooming their toy car around, straight into your kitchen doors. They’ll need a better protection than lacquer. If this is the case, a laminate or lacquered laminate door will be a more sensible choice.
A lacquered kitchen doesn’t go with black
Although you have a wide choice of colours with a lacquered kitchen, one colour to avoid is black. Black lacquer will show up every fingerprint.
If your heart is set on buying a black kitchen, you’ll be much better off buying a finish that resists fingerprints such as FENIX.
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