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In many instances, kitchen cabinet refacing is the logical choice for homeowners. It replaces old worn cabinet doors and drawers and provides the kitchen with a refreshed look at only a portion of the cost of replacing cabinets in their entirety. The process is easy and ideal for remodeling novices who prefer to do minimal work for maximum return.
However, kitchen refinishing is another option. If you don’t like the color of your cabinets but they’re in otherwise good condition with just minor wear and tear, refinishing may be the right choice.
Old worn cabinets receive a new look with refinishing, which can disguise scuffs and scratches and replace tired old paint.
Refinishing is easy! Simply hand-sand or chemically strip the existing finish from the wood and then replace it with your chosen paint or stain. In just a short time you can enjoy the new color on your cabinets!
With patience, skill, and attention to detail, anyone can complete a refinishing project. It’s a wonderfully efficient and inexpensive way to update the look of your cabinets and improve your kitchen overall.
However, there’s a difference between cheap and free. You’ll still need to allot money in your budget for this project though not as much as for refacing or a total remodel. In this infographic, we’ve provided information on the costs associated with refinishing as provided by current industry reports. See if you think the costs are worth the returns!
Number of cabinets – The amount you must budget will largely be determined by the number of cabinets to be refinished and the size of those cabinets. The more cabinets that require refinishing, the higher your costs will be. Larger cabinets add to the cost as well.
However, you’ll note that many contractors offer bulk project discounts so refinishing 10 cabinets at one time will likely be less costly than refinishing 10 cabinets individually at different times. So, if you do all the refinishing at the same time, you’ll save money!
Choice of refinish – It’s important to note that refinishing materials are available at a wide variety of price points. You’ll find inexpensive varnishes and stains that may not do the job as well as those that are a little more expensive. Often, paying slightly more is worth the cost.
Higher grade varnishes and stains are a wise choice for cabinets that are regularly exposed to sunlight and other harsh elements. Overall, investing in quality materials for your refinishing project is the way to go. Though some lower cost options may provide a similar end result, in most instances the better the product, the happier you’ll be with the completed project.
Cabinet design – Refinishing costs rise when your cabinets are more intricate in design. While it’s easy to refinish a flat panel cabinet, those with details like carvings or trims or cabinets with non-smooth surfaces can be more difficult and time consuming to refinish, raising your overall costs.
Labor hours – If you’ve got patience and a desire to learn the skills of refinishing, you can tackle the project yourself. The process make take you a bit longer than it would take a professional contractor, but as it’s not overly complicated, most people can complete the project successfully. You may be able to save up to $3000 by doing it yourself, depending on the size of your kitchen.
However, if DIYing isn’t really your thing and you aren’t sure you have the patience, precision, or stamina to complete the project, consider hiring a refinishing professional to do the job. If you’re not confident about your abilities, the money you save trying to complete the refinishing project on your own may not be worth the aggravation and the less-than-wonderful end result.
Time-efficient – If you want your refinishing project finished quickly but professionally, our expert installers can complete most kitchen cabinet refinishing jobs in the San Diego County and Orange County areas in just one day! We provide a fresh look with little hassle in less than 24 hours!
Quick Cleanup – Because our process is quick, you and your family won’t be inconvenienced. Your kitchen won’t be out-of-commission for days or weeks and you’ll be enjoying your refinished cabinets in no time at all! And we don’t leave behind a mess. You’ll hardly know we were there!
Cost-effective – If your cabinets need a little TLC but are otherwise in good condition, refinishing may be the perfect answer for you and your budget. At just a fraction of the cost of refacing or replacing cabinets, you’ll have a fresh new look for your kitchen.
If your cabinet boxes and other hardware are in good condition, choose this cost-friendly option provided by professionals that know the ins and outs of cabinet refinishing.
Want to spruce up your kitchen without emptying your wallet? Choose this cost-effective way of upgrading the look of your cabinets. For more information, call us for a free consultation.
Mr. Cabinet Care’s design team and incredible craftsmen have your best interests at heart. From design to installation our team is ready to help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams, faster than you can imagine.