How Cabinet Refacing Can Give Your Kitchen A New Look
If you’ve looked around your old, tired kitchen and sighed, wondering how you’re ever going to afford new cabinets or other new items for your space, perhaps you haven’t done all your homework.
It’s important to recognize that a kitchen renovation doesn’t have to be all or nothing. For example, you don’t need to totally replace your cabinets with all new custom designed pieces. Instead, cabinet refacing might be a better choice for you.
What is cabinet refacing?
Refacing kitchen cabinets is a money- and time-saving option for many homeowners, but maybe you aren’t familiar enough with the particulars to make an educated choice about the process. Here’s what happens when you choose cabinet refacing.
First, you’ll be visited by a Mr. Cabinet Care professional, who will bring you a selection of high-quality samples for your perusal. (Or you can come to our showroom for this.) You’ll see our ever popular Shaker style cabinets, traditional farmhouse styles, ornate options, contemporary choices, and much more.
Once you’ve made a selection with the help of our experts, someone will come to your house to take detailed measurements of your kitchen.
When it’s time to begin, existing doors and drawer fronts will be removed. The cabinet boxes and drawer boxes will stay up on the wall or on the floor, totally intact.
Exterior structure will be refaced with matching materials
New door hinges and moldings will be installed
Doors and drawer fronts will be replaced with custom made new doors and drawer fronts.
These will be of the design and color that you choose during your consultation with your cabinet expert.
Existing hardware can be reinstalled, or new handles and drawer pulls will be added to your newly refaced cabinets. Or you may opt for no hardware at all if you’ve chosen plain Shaker style cabinets or flat panel doors and drawers.
Any optional kitchen cabinet accessories, drawer organizers & storage will be installed at the end of the project.
Is cabinet refacing right for you?
Now that you know more about how refacing kitchen cabinets works, you’ll need to think about whether this is a viable option for you and your remodeling project.
If you’re happy with the layout of your kitchen, refacing could work for you. With refacing, you won’t be making any structural changes. However, if you don’t like the way your kitchen is formatted and want to add or subtract cabinets, you may need to proceed in another direction.
If your kitchen remodel budget isn’t huge, you can get a whole new look for about 30 to 50 percent less than the cost of installing brand new cabinets. Refacing is a true money-saver and it’s often difficult to tell the difference between refaced cabinets and fully replaced cabinets.
If time is an issue, you’ll benefit from refacing, which is far quicker than replacement. Often, refacing will take just a few days where replacing – which involves removal/demolition of old cabinets – can take weeks. Furthermore, if you opt for custom cabinets, you may even add several more weeks.
There is far less interruption to your daily life with cabinet refacing. You won’t have to deal with having contractors in your home for weeks, which can certainly interfere with your life, especially if you’re working from home.
You can keep your countertops and backsplash if you don’t wish to replace them. The process of cabinet refacing won’t disturb them so there’s no need to spend extra money you’d prefer not to spend.
Ready to learn more? At Mr. Cabinet Care, we have more than three decades of experience in refacing kitchen cabinets and we can offer you every style under the sun, from Shaker style cabinets to much more elaborate designs. We can talk you through the available options and further explain the benefits of refacing and will be with you through each step of the process. Furthermore, we offer the best warranty in the industry!
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.