Cabinet Refacing – A Money Saving Facelift!
You’re probably among the many homeowners who have a desire to change something about their home during the time they own it. Whether it’s simply updating the paint color in the dining room, or completely renovating the kitchen, remodeling is a hot topic these days – so is saving money. With some remodels costing upwards of $30,000, it’s no wonder people are turning to cost saving alternatives like cabinet refacing.
What is cabinet refacing?
Cabinet refacing is the perfect option for the cost-conscious consumer – it involves replacing cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and hardware like hinges and glides, all while keeping the original box of the cabinet intact. It’s the ideal solution for someone who likes the layout of their kitchen or bathroom, but wants to drastically change the look.
What are the benefits of cabinet refacing?
If remodeling your kitchen or bathroom has become overwhelming for you, refacing the cabinets can make things a little simpler. Here are a few of the most obvious benefits:
- Lower cost – Refacing cabinets, instead of replacing them, can save you thousands of dollars. And you get an entirely new modern look.
- Its Green and environmentally friendly. By re-using your original boxes, you’ve minimized the footprint left behind in land fills.
- Style changes – Simply refacing the cabinets can transform the whole look of a room, without having to re-do everything else in some cases, such as countertops, back splash, and flooring.
- Faster remodeling time – Refacing typically only takes 1-2 weeks. Compare that to an entire kitchen remodel which can take 2-4 weeks or even months.
Are MY cabinets good candidates for refacing?
If you have older cabinets, you might be concerned that they can’t be refaced, forcing you to buy new, more expensive ones. Surprisingly, however, whether or not a cabinet can be refaced does not depend solely on its age. In fact, some of the older cabinets are more easily refaced than the newer ones. Good refacing candidates include the following characteristics:
- Solid construction – Cabinets should be in good condition in the interior and exterior, with smooth solid surfaces. This will enable the new veneer or new finish to properly adhere to them.
- Hardwood face frames – Cabinets with a solid face will more easily accept new veneer, doors, hinges, and drawer fronts.
Cabinet renovation made easy
At Bravo’s, we believe you have the right to know all the options available to you. With years of Kitchen and Bathroom remodeling experience, we will help you decide whether cabinet refacing makes sense for YOUR home, or if you would be better served by other options like refinishing or full cabinet replacement. Give us a call today to set up a consultation and it won’t be long before you’re enjoying your home’s fresh, new look!