Thanks for stopping by the LFIKitchens website! This page is dedicated to answering some refacing FAQs — including some of the many questions we get asked about cabinet refacing, the process, how it works, and much more. Just select your question from the list below to find the answer and if you still have questions, feel free to Contact Us today!
Every Let’s Face It project is completely tailored to meet your specific aesthetic and budget considerations. All work is performed by a staff employee/craftsman. As a LFI customer, you may choose from the following refacing/restoration options:
Premium wood custom cabinet refacing:
Choose any hardwood species in any color or finish of choice. You may customize your project with far more choices than standard or stock kitchens allow.
Each project is measured by an experienced certified engineer to ensure proper fit and finish.
Your new cabinet doors and drawer faces are uniquely crafted right here in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
All existing old doors and drawer faces are removed.
If contracted, any new cabinetry or cabinet interior options such as rollouts are installed.
All exposed cabinet surfaces are prepared and then covered with real premium pre-finished matching wood veneers and rigid wood end panels. Only the finest real hardwoods are used, just like most high quality furniture companies use when building furniture.
New premium wood doors and drawer faces are then installed with new self-closing fully concealed hinges. Our premium lifetime hinges will never come apart!
New wood crown and trim moldings are installed along with decorative hardware.
Your new kitchen is inspected for our high quality standards by a LFI manager. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!
Other methods of refacing and restoration include:
Thermofoil refacing: For those who are more budget concious. Instead of using premium, real hardwood doors and drawers, components are made of a thermally fused membrane material over a substrate. The membrane is a moisture resistant vinyl, in almost any color or wood pattern, that is heat shrunk to the wood material underneath. The process of refacing/restoration is the same as our premium wood refacing, except the thermofoil doors, drawer heads, and face frame materials are used in place of the wood.
New doors and drawer faces: Many customers wish to simply have new doors and drawers made to match the existing cabinet framework. You may also want to have a professional painter paint the exposed cabinet surfaces prior to the installation of any new doors and drawers.
What is the cost of refacing and how much will I save?
The costs are based on the type of refacing/restoration you choose along with any other services that you elect. Typically an average premium wood kitchen can be refaced/restored for under $10K with other refacing/restoration options costing far less.
Can I add new cabinets or cabinet interior options?
Yes…Let’s Face It has a full wood shop that can make additional cabinets that can be integrated into your current kitchen. You may want to add islands or build out a new refrigerator garage for a low profile refrigerator. You can also add many cabinet interior options such as wood roll out drawers, pull out trash and recycling bins, or drawer organizers just to name a few. Essentially, we can install any cabinet interior options that are available in a completely new kitchen.
What are some of the advantages of refacing/restoration?
Saving money – Cabinet refacing/restoration will allow you to maintain any existing components to your project. Many customers have made some significant improvements by installing granite or premium flooring at some point. These upgrades will not be compromised during the refacing/restoration process. Typically a premium refaced kitchen will save 60% over the cost of a comparable completely new kitchen!
Less time – An average restoration will typically be completed within one week. An average completely new replacement kitchen usually takes upwards of four weeks.
Less mess – Because we are not removing your existing cabinets or using spray finishes in your home, there is very little mess! At the end of all work days, your kitchen is HEPA (special EPA approved filter) vacuumed and wiped down so it is clean and safe.
Convenience – Typically you can use components of your refaced/restored kitchen at the end of every work day.
Going “Green” – Cabinet refacing/restoration is considered to be a “green” alternative to a full replacement. Our doors are made from renewable local lumber and materials. Save your sturdy wood cabinets instead of a complete replacement that takes more resources away from our earth.
Will I sacrifice design or quality?
As a Let’s Face It customer, you will have the ability to work with in-house certified design professionals who will offer you the experience and service to get you the kitchen of your dreams. With Let’s Face It, you will have as many choices as you would if you contracted a custom cabinet maker to hand-build your new kitchen. Choose from cherry, maple, walnut, alder, white oak, etc. with thousands of finishes to get you the traditional, contemporary, transitional, French country, or whatever design aesthetic you prefer. All of our wood doors and drawer fronts are made by Pennsylvania Dutch cabinet craftsmen. All materials are custom sized and specifically measured to overlay the existing face frame of your kitchen.
What’s the difference between cabinet refacing and cabinet refinishing?
"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!!"