If you’re looking to give your kitchen an update without a major renovation, your cabinets are a great place to start. But is it worth opting for cabinet refacing instead of a full replacement?
Cabinet Refacing Pros
Cabinet refacing is a great cost-effective process that takes about two to four days to complete as opposed to waiting for new cabinet doors, prepping, sanding, installation, and more. Overall, cabinet refacing is the most sustainable option, extending the life of good condition cabinets by revamping them with new veneers, laminates, stains, paints, and hardware. This option is also half the cost of a full cabinet remodel, saving you and your contractors time, energy, and money. Depending on the size of your kitchen, it’s likely you’ll be spending somewhere around the national materials average of five hundred dollars for a refinishing job. That’s about five to ten dollars per square foot – not a bad bill at all.
Cabinet Refacing Cons
The first requirement for your cabinets to be refaced is that they are in a condition to be restored. Some cabinets can suffer from splintering or structural and water damages that rot the material. Your cabinets have to be sturdy with smooth surfaces, otherwise you may not have a choice but to replace them. This change is also strictly cosmetic and you won’t be able to change your storage options or the layout of your kitchen. While this project may be deceptively DIY friendly, some steps require professional expertise – such as the applying veneer or laminate. That being said, it’s still a great way to save money if you’re satisfied with your kitchen layout and only want cosmetic changes.
Overall, kitchen cabinet refacing is your best option for cutting costs and still getting a beautiful new-looking kitchen that’s environmentally friendly. Whatever your cabinet needs, calling a professional is crucial for your project’s success. At Modern Kitchens and Baths, we’re experts at full kitchen and bath renovations as well as counter top installations, cabinet refacing, and more!