A lower cost alternative to replacing kitchen cabinets or to refresh a kitchen look is cabinet refacing. Here are some common questions we are often asked by customers who are considering kitchen cabinet refacing.
What is Cabinet Refacing?
Cabinet Refacing means replacing the doors, drawer fronts and hardware, and covering the sides and framework with veneer or plywood, without replacing the old cabinet boxes.
What are benefits for clients of cabinet refacing vs. new kitchen remodeling?
You get a new looking kitchen with an average of one-third the cost of a new kitchen. Refacing can be completed in 2-4 days, and there is no coordinating sub-contractors because the kitchen footprint does not change. The kitchen is also still functional during renovation.
There are no additional costs in repainting, plastering, or redecorating, and countertops can stay in place. Refacing is environmentally friendly (less materials go to landfills), and updated kitchens increase home value instantly.
How do I know if my kitchen qualifies for kitchen refacing?
If you like the layout of your current kitchen, refacing works well, but if you plan on knocking down walls, it may not be the best option. Existing cabinets must also be structurally sound.
For more information on cabinet refacing, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.