You’ve tried your best, but you can’t ignore it any longer ... your kitchen needs a makeover, STAT! Perhaps you’ve already added a fresh coat of paint to the walls or upgraded to shiny new appliances ... but you still haven’t achieved the fresh look you’re craving. Perhaps you want to put your home on the market, but you’re nervous the dated kitchen is going to turn away potential buyers.
Updating your kitchen cabinets is a simple solution that will breathe new life into your kitchen. There are three common renovation options to consider, depending on the condition of your existing cabinets, along with your goals and budget:
Cabinet Remodeling: All your existing cabinetry is removed, including cabinet boxes, doors, drawers, hardware, and hinges.
Cabinet Refacing: Your existing cabinet boxes are reused and everything you see and touch on a daily basis is replaced, including doors, drawer fronts, hardware and hinges. All visible surfaces on your cabinet boxes are covered with an engineered material that matches your new doors.
Cabinet Refinishing: Your original cabinet boxes and doors are stripped, sanded, and stained or painted.
You’ve decided to update your kitchen cabinets and are probably excited to get going. Before you sign up for a big remodel, you may want to consider whether you can achieve the look you want without the stress, mess, cost, and complexity. If you like the layout of your current kitchen, you can achieve an amazing transformation in much less time.
The most drastic of your options, cabinet remodeling requires all your existing cabinetry to be removed.
Pros and Cons of Remodeling
Cabinet Refacing is a less drastic option that can achieve an equally dramatic transformation in many cases. With Refacing, all your cabinet doors and drawer fronts will be replaced with new ones, and your cabinet exteriors will be refreshed with durable material to match your new doors. Your options for new door styles, colours, and design combinations are nearly limitless, so you can achieve the exact look you’ve been dreaming about.
Pros and Cons of Cabinet Refacing
When homeowners are looking for a quick, cost effective way to update their cabinets, they often jump to refinishing. Commonly after researching the benefits of Refacing vs refinishing, many homeowners decide that Refacing provides many of the benefits achieved from refinishing, without many of the downsides. With Refacing, you get a ‘wow’ factor with a durable result that lasts.
Pros and Cons of Cabinet Refinishing