Many homeowners would love to have a complete kitchen makeover, but they believe that they just can’t afford it. Perhaps you live in an older home, and the kitchen cabinets are looking quite dated. Or maybe the cabinets in your home just aren’t your personal taste. Well, you can get a whole new look for your cabinets without replacing them. Instead, you can reface your cabinets at a fraction of the cost.
What Is Cabinet Refacing?
You may be wondering what refacing your cabinets actually means. It is a simple process that allows you to reuse the cabinet boxes and still give your cabinets a whole new look. In the refacing process, the doors and hardware from all of the cabinets are removed. Then, a layer of veneer is applied to the exterior of the cabinets. This veneer can be vinyl or wood, depending upon your preference. Since all of the exposed areas of the cabinets are covered with the veneer, you can choose any color that you like for your cabinets; the new doors do not have to match the existing boxes. Then new doors, drawer faces, and hardware are installed. Your cabinets look brand new, but you have been able to reuse the cabinet boxes and save a lot of money.
In many older homes, the cabinet boxes are quite sturdy and still in very good, functional shape. Typically, the problem with these cabinets is their dated appearance. Refacing allows you to take advantage of the good condition of the cabinet boxes and only replace the items that truly need replacing, like the cabinet doors, drawer faces, and hardware.
Why Reface Instead of Replace?
For most homeowners, the biggest advantage to refacing their cabinets instead of replacing them is the cost. The average kitchen remodeling project costs over $30,000. The largest portion of that cost is the cabinets. If you reface your cabinets instead of replacing them, you will pay only a fraction of the price. For many people, this makes a kitchen remodeling project a viable option, where it would not have been possible otherwise.
Another advantage to refacing is the reduction in demolition. When you replace cabinets, they all have to be torn out, and you will have to remove your sink and cabinets. Often, there is damage to the walls in the process. This can involve patching walls, painting, and a big mess. When you reface your cabinets, the cabinets do not have to be removed from the walls. This seriously cuts down on the amount of mess and work that is created as a by-product of the cabinet work.
Finally, refacing your cabinets is a way to conserve materials and prevent perfectly useful cabinets from going into a landfill. Typically, cabinets that are being replaced are fully functional, but not aesthetically pleasing. When you reface, you can get the look that you want without wasting the existing cabinets. You can save money while protecting the environment.
What Choices Do I Have With Refacing?
When you reface your cabinets, you can get virtually any look that you want. You can choose any color or style for your cabinets, from Shaker to French Provincial. You could also replace solid doors with glass doors in order to display china or other items.
If refacing your cabinets sounds like the right choice for you, call 5 Day Kitchen Remodels. At 5 Day Kitchen Remodels, we deliver quality work, and we guarantee to complete your kitchen in just five days. You can reface your kitchen cabinets and get a whole new look for your kitchen, and the entire project can be finished in only five days. Call Us 619-399-7159.
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