Spring is in the air and it’s time to freshen up our home’s interior. Unfortunately, most home renovation projects can be quite expensive. If you are looking to freshen up your kitchen without breaking the bank you should look into the benefits of cabinet refacing. 

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Contemporary upscale home kitchen interior with cherry wood cabinets, quartz countertops, linoleum floors & stainless steel appliances including refrigerator & gas stove

Cabinet refacing is an inexpensive way to give your kitchen a fresh look. Keep reading to learn the benefits of cabinet resurfacing. 

What Is Cabinet Refacing? 

Cabinet refacing is just as it sounds. It is the process of replacing your cabinet panels to give your kitchen a fresh new look. If your cabinets are scratched, cracked, old, or if you just want a new look cabinet refacing can help. 

To reface your cabinets you will need to remove the drawer fronts and all cabinet doors. Then you will apply a new veneer on the cabinets. Remove the cabinet hardware including the handles, hinges, and any drawer pulls. These too will also be replaced to match your new look. 

Cabinet refacing can usually be completed in a day or two. It usually involves the following steps:

  • Removing the doors and drawers
  • Covering the cabinets
  • Installing new hardware or glass panes
  • Putting the cabinets back together

Refacing Your Cabinets

Kitchen remodels can be costly, but resurfacing your cabinets is a great way to revamp your kitchen on a budget. The cabinets take up so much space in your kitchen. Replacing them altogether can cost thousands of dollars.

Is it worth it to reface kitchen cabinets? Yes, refacing your kitchen cabinets and replacing the hardware makes a huge difference in the overall look in your kitchen.

With cabinet refacing you can cover your existing cabinets with a plastic veneer or matching wood. There are many different styles and colors to choose from. 

Resurfacing takes only a few days to completely change your kitchen and there isn’t all the mess that comes along with a full renovation. You can still live in your house and go about your daily life while the resurfacing takes place. 

You can even reconfigure your cabinet boxes while the resurfacing is taking place to accommodate deeper drawers or wider cabinets. Make room for a garbage can inside a drawer or install specialized soft close door hardware. All of these things will upgrade your kitchen and make it feel like a brand new kitchen. 

If you ever decide to sell your home cabinet resurfacing and touches like these will make your home more appealing to buyers. This could help you get a higher price for your home. The cost of cabinet resurfacing is minimal compared to the investment that you are putting back into the equity of your home.

Cabinet Refacing Cost

Most homeowners spend anywhere between $5,871 and $12,980  dollars on cabinet refacing. Here are some of the things that could affect the price of your refacing project. 

The materials you use can affect the cost. A nice wood veneer such as oak, cherry, or walnut will cost you between $2,500 to $6,000. These wood veneers are quite durable, hence the cost. Plastic veneers cost much less with average prices between $1,000 to $3,000. 

If you want to reface your cabinets with solid wood options you will be spending somewhere around $5,000 and up. Many homeowners prefer solid wood options because they are easier to refinish and repair. 

The hardware you choose will also affect the overall price of your project. Hardware varies from $5 to $15. Choose hardware that will match your new kitchen style. There are lots of budget-friendly options that will decrease the overall cost of your project, too. 

Cabinet Refacing vs Painting

Refacing your cabinets is a relatively straightforward process as we explained above. Painting your cabinets will give them a nice fresh coat of paint, however, you won’t be able to switch styles or give your cabinets an entirely new look. 

Some people get cabinet refacing confused with refinishing or resurfacing. It’s easy to see why because they all have a “re” at the beginning of the word. To resurface or refinish a cabinet you would need to remove all the drawers and doors and sand down the wood. Then you could go about creating a new design. 

The problem with resurfacing is many people do not have solid wood cabinets that can be resurfaced. Sometimes the wood can not be refinished because it is in poor condition. 

Also, all that sanding creates quite a mess and it can be difficult living in your home when a massive project like that is going on. Keep in mind how your project will affect your daily life as you make a decision. 

It is recommended that you reface cabinets if you want a new design for your kitchen cabinets without paying the high price of having new cabinets installed. However, if you are not interested in a new look and just want to freshen up your existing cabinets, painting or refinishing may be viable options for you. 

So Many Options to Choose From

When you choose cabinet refacing you will have so many different designs and styles to choose from. There are options for hardware, style, color, and materials that you can use. You can even add custom trim to give your kitchen cabinets a very upscale look.

Choose between real woods like maple, cherry, or mahogany, or a simple modern white sleek door. Whether you want to completely redesign your cabinets or just freshen them up there are many options for you to choose between with cabinet refacing. 

Complete the new look with simple upgrades like new barstools, chairs, or kitchen accessories. You’ll be able to find what works best for your new kitchen because there are many economical options. 

Cabinet Refacing Is a Great Option

If you are ready to freshen up your kitchen and make a change cabinet refacing is perfect for you. Refacing your cabinets is practical and less expensive than replacing or refinishing all of your kitchen cabinets. 

Whether you are looking to save time, money, or energy you can count on I&E Cabinets to provide you with quality work, done on time and at a great price. Contact us today for a free estimate and let us help you create your dream kitchen!

Dave Alan