Refacing involves using your existing cabinets. So, if the interiors aren’t in very good condition, you may want to consider purchasing new cabinets. However, if just one or two of your current boxes have problems, buying replacement cabinets and refacing those along with your other cabinets may still save money on your project. The same consideration holds true with how your current cabinets are constructed. Composition board cabinets often don’t have the long lifespan of solid wood models. Purchasing new cabinets may be a better choice than refacing composition boxes – which might not stand the test of time.
However, if only minor changes needed, buying a handful of new cabinets to include with existing cabinets during the cabinet refacing process with Artistic Kitchens & More can still save money on your kitchen and bathroom remodeling project. By refacing the cabinet face frame, you will achieve the same look as brand new cabinets. And, we have a feeling, your wallet will be even happier. Before you get too attached, we’re going to go over the process of cabinet refacing with you personally.
What Exactly is Cabinet Refacing?
Cabinet refacing means that your existing cabinets will get a new face. We like to call it, “A Facelift For Cabinets.” The process involves installing a new, solid wood veneer on the faces of the wall and base cabinets – as well as wood veneer on any exposed sides or rear panels. Cabinet doors and drawer fronts are replaced. The nice thing about cabinet refacing is that you can choose doors and drawer fronts from just about any kind of wood species, stain colors, styles, and finishing options.
Countertops – If you’re happy with your current countertop, why take a chance on breaking it during removal. Your countertop must be taken out to install new cabinets but, in most cases, cabinet refacing can be done while it remains in place.
Additional Costs – Installing new cabinets during a kitchen remodeling project normally requires disconnecting and capping off all water, gas, and electrical lines that are inside the units. After the cabinets are installed, the lines and connections have to be rebuilt. This can usually be avoided when you choose to reface instead.
Material Selection – Wood veneers for cabinet refacing are available in just about any wood species and finish that cabinet manufacturers use for new models. You can even use unfinished refacing materials and create your own unique color scheme.
Cabinet Style – Installing new doors and drawer fronts allows you to completely change the style of your cabinets without incurring the expense of purchasing new boxes.
Saving Time – Perhaps the biggest advantage of choosing to reface your cabinets, rather than installing new units, is the amount of time involved. A full kitchen remodeling project can take weeks to complete depending on how complex the project is, but cabinet refacing can often be done in several days.
In addition, the kitchen remains functional during the kitchen remodeling process. That’s a big difference when you keep in mind that your kitchen is often unusable while a full kitchen remodeling is taking place.
Is Cabinet Refacing Right for Every Kitchen? Artistic Kitchens & More believes, that while cabinet refacing is a viable option for saving time and money on many kitchen remodeling projects, every homeowner has an important decision to make. Whether cabinet refacing is a good idea for your space, home, and family should be discussed at length at the Initial Consult. To learn more about our Ongoing Specials and to read our Reviews, visit our Official Website.