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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Top 4 Benefits Of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Refacing your cabinets can give your kitchen a new look at a very reasonable price. Your old doors and drawers are removed, and new ones are made to exact specifications.

Refacing has several important benefits that make it an ideal choice for many homeowners:

1. You’ll have minimal inconvenience during the project

A kitchen is the heart of the home, and any disruption in it can have a major impact on you and your family. If you have your kitchen cabinets torn out and replaced, you have a major mess in a room that you use several times a day. It can be a messy inconvenience that renders your kitchen virtually unusable.

When you have your kitchen cabinets reframed, your kitchen remains in good working order. Since the cabinet framework is not torn out, you won’t be forced to eat every meal out and avoid your kitchen until your cabinets are done. You’ll also have less dust and general mess since most of the cutting is done outdoors or off-site.

It’s a much less time-consuming project than having your cabinets replaced, so the very minimal disruption won’t last long.

2. You’ll save a substantial amount of money

Refacing is a much less expensive choice than replacing your cabinets. New cabinets can make up one-third to one-half of an average kitchen remodeling budget. It also often comes with higher costs, because you may automatically need to replace other parts of your kitchen when your cabinets are torn out.

If your current cabinets are still in good structural condition, you can get a fresh new look with refacing without all the higher expenses that come with having your cabinets replaced. You can make your project as simple as having new doors and drawers made and installed, or you can also have crown and specialty moldings added for additional architectural interest.

You can also have additional cabinets or islands made as part of your project, or upgrade your drawers with side-mounted tracks on rollers. The number of upgrades is up to you and your budget.

3. You’ll have a wide variety of attractive choices

You’ll have your choice of materials and stain colors when you reface your cabinets, so you’ll be able to express your individual tastes. From traditional yet elegant to more modern and updated, you’ll be able to find a style you love. You can combine the style you want with just the right stain or paint to create the perfect look for your home.

Real wood veneers are often available in oak, cherry, maple, walnut, and birch, and you can also choose from different stain colors to help customize your cabinets.

Rigid thermofoil (RTF) can also be used. This product consists of a plastic coating over fiberboard. It has a realistic-looking wood grain and can give you many options because it can be shaped and molded. For example, it can be shaped into an arch if you’d like a more detailed and intricate design on your cabinets.

4. You’ll increase your home’s value and are more likely to recoup your costs

An updated, attractive kitchen will add to your home’s value. It’s important, however, to not do so much that you can’t recoup your investment. A big mistake that homeowners make is spending more on a full-blown kitchen remodeling than your home’s value can support. If you get overly ambitious with your remodeling, you won’t be able to recoup a very large percentage of what you spent when it’s time to sell.

Outdated cabinets can turn buyers off, but the cost of replacing them may not be worth it in the long run. As one Realtor told, “If you rip out cabinets, you’re getting into big bucks, and that adds to the bottom line.”

Refacing can be the perfect way to make your home aesthetically pleasing to you and potential buyers. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home in the near future, you may very well do so at some point. Refacing will help make your kitchen attractive to buyers when you eventually do want to sell but also not require more expense than you’ll be able to recoup.

If you’re interested in what options we have to offer for kitchen cabinet refacing, contact Let’s Face It, Inc. for a free in-home evaluation. We are also offering $500 off any complete wood kitchen refacing. We specialize in award-winning, high-quality kitchen refacing restorations, and we’ve been serving the Delaware Valley since 1984.