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Why is White So Popular for Kitchen Remodeling?

A lot of our customers who reface and remodel their kitchens want a white kitchen. There are good reasons for selecting white:

• White goes with every color.

• White stands the test of time with any style – transitional, traditional and contemporary.

• Dirt is obvious on a white cabinet and easily seen is easily cleaned.

• When it comes time to sell your house, a white kitchen is a safe bet.

• White reflects light so it is a great choice for small kitchens – it makes them feel bigger.

Pacific Kitchens offers a variety of white options including Thermofoil, painted maple and a variety of contemporary high pressure laminates.

RTF (Rigid Thermofoil)

Rigid Thermofoil is a synthetic material that is heat-sealed at a very high temperature over an MDF core door. Thermofoil cabinet doors can be a solid color or imitation wood grain. RTF comes in a variety of white hues from bight white to almond. It also offers a range of textures and sheen levels, the most popular choice being solid white with a matte sheen. It is easily cleaned with a damp cloth or sponge which makes it quite practical.

High pressure laminate is another option for contemporary, streamlined kitchens. There are a variety of white colors and patterns in the laminate line when doing a kitchen remodel.


Maple is the underlying wood for painted white cabinets. You can choose your favorite white paint and antique glaze for the four-step process of preparing painted maple cabinets.

Step 1: The new cabinets are painted the color of white chosen by the customer

Step 2: The doors and drawer fronts are given a light sanding so they will absorb the glaze (sometimes referred to as antiquing)

Step 3: The glaze is applied on top of the white paint (amber and gray are frequently chosen as glaze colors but you may choose the glaze that suits you)

Step 4: A final tough clear coat is applied to finish the doors and protect them from potential damage. Antiqued maple cabinets look great in a traditional or transitional style kitchen!

Bottom Line – You can’t go wrong if you choose a white kitchen!

Pacific Kitchens – San Diego’s award winning kitchen refacing company. Call us for a free in-home estimate!

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