If you don’t like the look of your kitchen cabinets, you probably think of replacing them almost every single day.
After all, we all spend a lot of time in our kitchens. Outdated, ugly, or simply unstylish cabinets are always staring us in the face at eye level. When we don’t like our cabinets, we’re reminded of this fact over and over again.
Unfortunately, cabinet replacement is very expensive. That’s likely why you haven’t yet made a change. You always end up back in the same spot – hating your cabinets.
However, there’s another option. Kitchen cabinet refacing is a much more affordable alternative. Instead of replacing your cabinets, refacing allows you to keep the cabinets you have but to change the look of them completely.
When it comes to kitchen remodeling, you can save a bundle by refacing your cabinets instead of replacing them.
What Is Kitchen Cabinet Refacing?
Cabinets can last many decades but often, homeowners replace cabinets before their time has come simply because they don’t like their look. Kitchen cabinet refacing will not only save you money, but it will allow your cabinets to do their job for many more years to come as long as they continue to be structurally sound on the inside.
If you don’t like the look of your cabinets, refacing changes the look of the cabinets while keeping the functional part of your existing cabinets intact.
When you hire a company to reface your cabinets, the first thing that the workers will do is remove the doors and drawers. Then, they will remove the old laminate or veneer and will strip the cabinet fronts to a base.
Next, they’ll replace that outer coating with the new material and new color of your choice. They’ll add the doors and drawer fronts you have selected and will add your new hardware as well.
This entire process will take just a few days and your cabinets will look brand new. You’ll soon see that tearing out your old cabinets and building brand new ones is unnecessary, and you’ll love the new look of your old cabinets.
Benefits of Refacing Kitchen Cabinets
For most kitchen remodeling projects, the cabinets are the main focus. Of course, you may plan to replace your flooring, paint your walls, update your backsplash, and replace your appliances, but the overall finished look of the kitchen will truly be based on the finished look of the cabinets.
Therefore, you likely want to pay a lot of attention to this part of your remodel. This can lead you to overthink the cabinets and to spend more money than you budgeted very quickly if you’re not careful.
Kitchen cabinet refacing has so many benefits and is the wise choice for most homeowners. Check out this list of benefits if you’re not yet convinced.
You will save a lot of money by refacing your cabinets instead of replacing them. This aspect and fact cannot be stressed enough. You can easily save thousands of dollars by making this choice.
With the money that you save, you can buy new appliances, add new countertops, redo your floors, and more. People who go the refacing route end up with kitchens that they love at a much lower price than people who replace their cabinets.
When you buy new cabinets and have them installed, the process can take many months. Your kitchen will have to be measured, cabinets will need to be designed and ordered, old cabinets will need to be removed, and the new cabinets will need to be installed. Your kitchen area will be disrupted for quite a while.
On the other hand, kitchen cabinet refacing is much faster. Measurements still need to be taken and you will still need to choose the doors and drawer fronts. Then, you’ll have to wait three to five weeks for your order to come in.
Once it does, it will take the installers only three to five days to remove the old look and add the brand new one. Your kitchen will be ready to go before you know it, without much disruption to your family’s schedule.
When refacing kitchen cabinets, the possibilities are endless.
You can choose from many different wood and color options, and there are so many looks to choose from in doors and drawer fronts. You can even select your own hardware, add trim, or add some glass to your doors.
You can match your cabinets to your appliances or kitchen table or to the overall style of your home without much difficulty.
You’ll also be doing the earth a favor when you reface your cabinets instead of replacing them.
When you remove and throw out perfectly good cabinets, you are wasting materials that have only served their purpose for a short time in some cases. Sometimes you can recycle them, but sometimes you cannot.
If you reface your cabinets instead, you’ll keep the majority of the old cabinets. You’ll only have to dispose of the fronts that you no longer want.
Of course, the most important reason to reface your cabinets is to get a look that you love and that you want to show off to visitors. As mentioned at the beginning of this post, we all spend a lot of time in our kitchens.
You deserve to have a kitchen that you love. Refacing your kitchen cabinets can help you to reach that goal and will give you the opportunity to fall in love with your kitchen and your home all over again.
Happy Kitchen Remodeling
Does the idea of kitchen cabinet refacing excite you? It should! This process is a fun and affordable way to pump new life into your kitchen and revitalize your space. It’s quick and easy, and once the project is complete, you’ll be so glad you decided to move forward with it.
If you’re ready to reface your kitchen cabinets and want to get started on your kitchen remodeling right away, give us a call. We can’t wait to discuss your project with you and to help you change your kitchen for the better.