Some of the top benefits of cabinet refacing include affordability, less mess, and quick turnaround time. But these are just a few of the many advantages you’ll be able to enjoy by choosing refacing. Here are the top 10 benefits of refacing your cabinets – from functionality to price point to the variety of options and more!
Top 10 benefits of refacing your cabinets
The top 10 benefits of refacing your cabinets include:
- Like-new cabinets
- Quick turnaround time
- Less mess in your home
- Use of your kitchen during the process
- Updated styles
- Updated functionality
- Less waste
- Unlimited finish and color options
- Increase in your home’s value
Let’s take a closer look at each one of these cabinet refacing advantages.
1. Like-new cabinets
With refacing, the style is updated by replacing the doors and applying a new wood or painted veneer. New hardware and other updates also take place in many cases. With refacing, everything from the style, color or wood species, and even functionality will be updated, leaving your kitchen both looking and feeling like new.
Cabinet refacing can cost anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 the price of all new cabinets. If you’re content with the layout of your kitchen and your cabinets are in decent shape, refacing is much more affordable option.
You’ll have the benefit of ending up with a high-quality cabinet project and saving a lot at the same time.
A number of our clients have been able to use the money they saved on cabinet refacing to put toward other kitchen updates, such as countertops, backsplash, a new sink, etc.
3. Quick turnaround time
With cabinet refacing, you can expect us to be in and out of your home in 5-8 days. This is a fraction of the time it usually takes to complete a larger kitchen remodel project such as installing all new cabinets.
In addition, because of the nature of the process, you will still have access to your kitchen in the mornings and evenings, even during install days.
In most cases, the lead time for your order is significantly shorter than the lead time for having new cabinets built (think a few weeks instead of months).
4. Less mess in your home
The refacing process works in such a way that the majority of the mess is kept out of your home. Nearly all of the prep work (including any painting necessary) for your new doors and new veneer is done in our shop before the install. This means that there will be no fumes in your home and very minimal dust. While we do work hard to protect your home and surfaces, there’s no need for the intense masking off of your home that takes place during a paint job. There’s also much less construction-type mess and dust that inevitably happens during an all-new cabinet install.
5. Use of your kitchen during the process
Because of the way this process works, you won’t be completely locked out of your kitchen for days at a time, even during the install!
Although we do ask you to refrain from using your kitchen during the day on install days, you’ll still be able to access your appliances in the mornings and evenings during the process.
6. Updated styles
Unlike cabinet painting, which updates only the color of your cabinets, refacing offers the option of updating not only the color or wood species, but also the style. And this doesn’t include just the doors! Though updated doors makes a huge difference in the style of your kitchen (shaker doors are our most popular option!), most of our clients also add other updates as well. These include hardware, molding, paneling, and more.
7. Updated functionality
Besides receiving the benefit of updated styles, many of the updates available also make a major improvement on your kitchen’s functionality. Some of these options include soft-close hinges and drawer glides, new drawer boxes, pull-out drawers, and other new storage solutions for your kitchen.
While cabinet refacing doesn’t change the layout of your current cabinets, it does provide the option of adding new cabinets and cabinet units in available spaces.
8. Less waste
Cabinet refacing is a fantastic option for limiting waste, because it keeps your current cabinet boxes out of the landfill. In many cases, cabinet boxes don’t need replacing – they simply need updating and new doors.
By opting for refacing versus replacing, you can minimize waste and continue to use your functioning (yet updated) cabinet boxes.
9. Unlimited finish and color options
With refacing, changing the style and color of your cabinets isn’t the only option! While the color options are unlimited, if you prefer a natural wood, you can do that instead! Even the species of wood can be changed if you desire.
We do this by replacing your doors with the wood species of your choice, then applying a new wood (or painted) veneer to your existing face frames and panels, which allows them to match the doors.
10. Increase in your home’s value
From a real estate perspective, the kitchen is one of the most valuable rooms in the home per square foot. Therefore, whether you plan to stay in your house for many years or to move soon, updating your kitchen cabinets is a great way to increase your kitchen’s value.
Ready to learn more?
Do you have questions about whether cabinet refacing is right for your home? We’d love to help you out by learning more about your project and discussing whether cabinet refacing could be a good fit. Book a phone meeting today, or visit our blog to read more about cabinet refacing.