Unless you’ve built your dream home from scratch, 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 $20,000, 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 hinges (if needed), all while keeping the basic box of the cabinet intact. It’s the ideal solution for someone who likes the layout of their kitchen or bathroom, but just wants to 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.
- Style changes – Simply refacing the cabinets can transform the whole look of a room, without having to re-do everything else, including tile, countertops, and flooring. With the wide variety of colors and styles available, there’s no reason why you can’t get the look you’ve always wanted.
- Faster remodeling time – Refacing typically only takes a few days. Compare that to an entire kitchen remodel which can take 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 with smooth surfaces that will enable the new veneer to properly adhere to them.
- Properly functioning internal hardware, shelving and accessories – The purpose of cabinet refacing is to help you save money on remodeling costs. If internal hardware, such as a drawer track, is not working smoothly, or if the existing cabinets do not meet your shelving or storage capacity needs, refacing them might not be your best option.
- 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 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!