One of the first things homeowners look at when they want to update their kitchen is their cabinets. Old cabinets with a dull finish can make your kitchen look outdated. Replacing your cabinets, though, can be expensive. Cabinet replacement can also take a long time, and you might run into problems with moving wiring or even plumbing around. Luckily there’s another option: cabinet refacing.
What is Cabinet Refacing?
Cabinet refacing is a process where you replace the front-facing parts of your cabinets (doors and drawer fronts) and leave the existing cabinet framework (cabinet boxes). Cabinet refacing also includes cabinet refinishing, so that the new doors and drawer fronts match the existing cabinet boxes.
Reason #1: Cost Savings
Home and Garden TV says that “New cabinets can take up nearly 50 percent of your total kitchen renovation budget”. If you reduce the cost of the cabinets, then you have more money to put towards other things. If you really want to change up the layout of your kitchen, then you may have no other choice than to replace your cabinets. However, if all you want is a new look for your kitchen cabinets, then check out cabinet refacing first. You’ll save a ton of money by doing this rather than replacing, because you there’s less labor and materials involved.
Reason #2: Cabinet Refacing is Quicker
Refacing your cabinets is quicker, too. Since you’re only replacing the doors and drawer fronts, there’s no need to tear out your cabinets. You can even leave everything in your cabinets if you want. A good professional will tape off everything so that the new finish only goes where it needs to. Our cabinet refacing jobs in Des Moines, IA take only a couple of days to complete. Compare that with the weeks or even months that a kitchen remodel job might take, and you can see how a cabinet reface is looking like a much better option than replacing your cabinets.
Reason #3: An Updated Look Without Completely New Cabinets
Probably the biggest benefit of refacing your cabinets is updating their look without completely replacing them. You would be surprised in the difference that replacing cabinet doors and drawer fronts and even adding updated handles can make. Here’s an example of how refacing your cabinets can update their look.
Before you decide, weigh the options on whether or cabinet refacing or full replacement is for you. We provide free quotes, if you’re interested.