The kitchen is widely considered to be the central gathering area and focal point of most homes. Whether you just purchased a house, or have been living there for decades you may at some point start to consider upgrading to a new look and feel in your kitchen. Many homeowners want to further accommodate and encourage social interaction with guests and make family time more enjoyable. One way to rapidly change your kitchens appearance to make it more comfortable is by changing or upgrading your cabinets. For some without budget constraints it may be no issue to just renovate the entire room. Unfortunately that isn’t so easy to do for many families. It also may not even be necessary.
Here are answers to some common questions about refacing that might help you make the decision.
What is Kitchen Refacing?
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing removes the existing doors and drawer faces from their boxes and updates them with a different color or design. You keep your existing shelves and drawer boxes as long as they are in good working condition.
What type of kitchen does refacing work best in?
Since you will be working with the existing materials and layout you need to be comfortable with the way things are currently set up and your cabinet boxes and drawers should be in good working condition.
Can I keep my appliances and counters?
The option to keep your existing counter tops and appliances is one of the great benefits of refacing. If you are happy with them there is no reason to change unless you want to. You just need to remember that sizes and/or locations of items must remain in the same place.
Are there any disadvantages?
Refacing is just a superficial change and does not alter the structure of your cabinetry. If you want to move the dishwasher, get a taller refrigerator or move the stove, you will not be able to accomplish those changes with a refacing project. You also want to make sure your cabinets are absolutely in good condition because you dont want to deal with repairing broken wood or failing joints. One other disadvantage is refacing does not change the interiors of your cabinets which may be an issue for some customers. You can replace shelving and drawers but that will add on to the projects budget significantly.
Do you need to Replace your Cabinets?
If refacing is not an option due to structural damage to your existing cabinets or you have a strong desire to make dramatic changes to your kitchen’s layout then you will most likely want to replace them. Replacement costs can range from $15,000 to $25,000 and up depending on the options and layout you choose.
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