What is Cabinet Refacing?

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Everyone knows what someone means when they say “I’m getting my cabinets replaced.” But when it comes to the world of “cabinet refacing” there seems to be some confusion as to what exactly “refacing” is.

 

So just what is cabinet refacing? Let’s break it down.

 

Cabinet refacing, also referred to as kitchen refacing, is a common home improvement project of choice for homeowners looking to improve the look and feel of their kitchen quickly and easily without the mess or expense of a 3-5 week kitchen remodeling project.

The way cabinet refacing works is by removing the doors and drawers from your existing cabinet boxes, leaving the boxes in place. Once we make sure your cabinet boxes are structurally sound, you can choose from a selection of premier designer quality cabinet doors for a whole new look and feel. Usually this process takes around 3-5 days if not shorter and best of all, your kitchen will remain fully functional throughout the process.

The ideal customer for a traditional refacing project is someone who wants to make their kitchen look like new but might be on a budget or already like the layout or footprint of their existing kitchen. With any cabinet refacing project, the customer can determine the quality of the materials and choose from premier designer materials to thermofoil and 3-D Laminate (3DL) at the lower end of the price range.

 

Now for the better question: Why cabinet refacing?

 

There’s three simple reasons for cabinet refacing:

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Budget Friendly – Cabinet refacing is a great alternative to spending tens of thousands of dollars on a complete kitchen renovation. In fact, cabinet refacing can save you up to 60% compared to a complete and traditional floor to ceiling kitchen remodel. If you’re happy with the footprint and layout of your kitchen as is and are still looking for a way to update the look and feel of your cabinets, cabinet refacing might be a perfect solution for you. We like to say that if you’ve been told your kitchen needs major surgery, call us for a second opinion!

Eco-Friendly – Not only is cabinet refacing friendly on your wallet, but cabinet refacing doesn’t create nearly as much waste as a full kitchen remodel. With our professional cabinet refacing services, we’ll save the structurally sound components of your kitchen while you select from premium quality solid wood doors and designer materials to add to your existing cabinet boxes. Cabinet refacing creates less waste and allows you to re-use existing parts of your cabinetry.

Quick Turn-Around – Unlike a complete kitchen remodel where you’ll likely lose functionality for days or even weeks, the Let’s Face It cabinet refacing process will not only keep your kitchen functional, but the entire process is generally completed within a 3-5 day time frame.

 

Types of Cabinet Refacing

Custom Artisan Refacing

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Choose from an endless variety of exotic and standard hardwoods and specialty finishes. You can create the exact kitchen of your dreams with one of our design consultants. This is like going to a custom cabinet shop to seek that truly one of a kind look. Choose from rift sawn cherry, bird’s eye maple, antique vintage woods featuring hand rubbed oil finishes, glazes, and a variety of distressing options. The choices are limitless with Let’s Face It exclusive line of refacing. Our Artisan refacing is offered at a premium price point compared to other options.


Wood Refacing


Let’s face it offers a large variety of hardwoods and finishes typically found in most cabinet manufacturers. Cherry, Maple, Oak, Alder, and Hickory are all available. Many new painted finishes are also available featuring super matte gray and off white color pallets. Add a hand rubbed glaze for a truly unique look. This is our most popular refacing option offering quality at a value based price point.


Three Dimensional Laminate (3DL) Refacing

The latest technology in cabinetry has now come to the refacing market. Wood-like laminates now have true wood texture and dimension and offer a highly durable finish. These new affordable products have a variety of contemporary and tradition looks that will make your kitchen look like you spent much more.


Thermofoil Refacing

This is a great option for those who are seeking a value based remodel. Thermofoil is a vinyl membrane that is heat shrunken over an MDF substrate core. Choose from a variety of whites, grays, and wood grains. Raised panel and Shaker door designs are also available. Ask one of our designers about this product if you seek something truly affordable.

 

 

Customer Testimonials
"Thanks to Vince's help in redesigning my kitchen, I now have all the convenience and beauty that I wanted. John's installation was quick and expertly done to perfection. I've never met a more hardworking man. The red birch wood cabinets are rich and warm and provide a striking contrast against ...
"I'd like to comment on the superlative job your company did in upgrading our kitchen. The initial advice and counsel given by Vincent Arduino was extraordinary, and, for the first time in dealing with contractors, we consistently knew that our best interests were paramount.During the construction, excellent work was done ...
"I'm happy to recommend the company that did our kitchen and flattered that you like ours so much! I used Let's Face It and very much liked working with Vince Arduino. He'll come to your house and give you a consultation at no charge. For it to be meaningful, however, ...
"The work we had done by Let's Face It was a job very well done. The workers were meticulous and completed the job to my exact specifications. Our new cabinets were instrumental in updating our kitchen and added a brightness and newness to our room. Many of our friends have ...
"Pleasure working with all of you too. Sean and Ken have done really nice work and the kitchen looks so much better, really like it a lot. Of course you can add me to the referral list. I wrote you guys a nice review on Angie's List too."
"Sean Duffy is a considerate, personable worker. He is creative and pays close attention to detail. It was a pleasure having him work in our home."
"Overall we were very pleased with the end result. Can't say enough about Sean. He was fantastic, always willing to please."
"We are very pleased with the outcome of our kitchen. Sean was very pleasant and very good at what he does. We very much enjoyed him being a part of the project. The tile guys were pleasant, polite, and respectful of our home. I personally was not around to meet ...
"What a fantastic job and a fantastic kitchen! Let's Face It was great to work with from start to finish. In a little over a week, they turned a 20-year-old kitchen into a showpiece.The workers were clean, friendly, and reliable, and it was all done with an eye toward design ...
"Lisa and I are VERY pleased with the outcome of the kitchen. The quality of workmanship and the professionalism of the installers, especially Rich, were "second to none"! His attention to detail is impeccable. We just had Ken finish up the tile work on Saturday and he did a great ...
"Thank you for putting Rich [Alimonti] on our job, his work is beautiful. Throughout the process, the kitchen is left every night in perfect condition. Very clean! Barry and I appreciate what a terrific craftsman he is! Also, thank you for your design savvy... the kitchen looks ...
"We are ecstatic over our kitchen! Vince, Sean, Ken & Marcie did a fantastic job! I've always felt that if we work with professionals who know their business, a good result would follow. The "Let's Face It" team are true professionals. Thank you so much!"
"Looking for a less expensive option than replacing all my peeling kitchen cabinets, I contacted Let's Face It about cabinet refacing. I worked with their designer Vince who suggested that door fronts and drawer fronts be replaced. Vince relentlessly searched for the color I was looking for. He was very ...
"Our kitchen came out perfect. The cabinets are beautiful, the workmanship was great and we are delighted!"
"The job looks wonderful! I am amazed how efficient and quick the process went. Curt was great. I met him only one time on the first day, since I had to work all week. He was professional, left the house perfect and worked quickly with no mistakes. I am very ...
"A word of praise about your company. In September 2002, we had our 30 year old kitchen cabinets refaced by Let's Face It. The Technician arrived on schedule and went about his work in a professional and diligent manner, finishing the job in 6 days as promised. It was an ...
"Belatedly, I'd like to comment on the superlative job your company did in upgrading our kitchen. The initial advice and counsel given by Vincent Arduino was extraordinary and, for the first time in dealing with contractors, we consistently knew that our best interests were paramount.During the construction, excellent work was ...
"We just wanted to let you know we are thrilled with the results of our kitchen renovations! Your company did a wonderful job from start to finish! We love the new look of our kitchen!Shawn provided excellent service, explaining the steps involved in the process! He was very professional, always ...
"Let’s Face It made this experience painless. I started the process with Vince; he provided great insight and suggestions and did not pressure me to make a decision. Curt was the installer and was great, he does really great work. He showed up when he said he ...
"I absolutely LOVE my "new" kitchen!! It is all so perfect and the island is huge and gorgeous, probably my favorite part!! Thank you!!"