Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Saves Money
The kitchen is the most expensive area in the house to remodel.
The technology now behind kitchen cabinetry and fittings has escalated
teh cost of top of line custom kitchens to a small percentage of
If you want to remodel your kitchen without breaking the bank,
consider kitchen cabinet refacing.
The cost of kitchen cabinet refacing is considerably less than
the cost of completely gutting your kitchen and can be completed
in a much shorter time period.
In many cases the layout of the kitchen is fine, but the look
is dated and worn. If you don't mind forgoing some of the superior
drawer and cupboard closings and surrounds, then kitchen cabinet
refacing is the perfect answer.
What Is Kitchen Cabinet Refacing?
Kitchen cabinet refacing is the covering the exterior surface of
your existing cabinets with a new laminate. Its just like resealing
the driveway. If the underlying structure is sound, the old doors
and drawer fronts are given a new modern covering and replaced in
the same position.
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Materials
Most cabinet refacing
materials are laminate and solid wood. In recent years, a new
surface is being used,
The simplest refacing involves a simple coat of paint.
Getting Cabinet Refacing
The full extent of your kitchen cabinet refacing depends upon:
- Choice of Material
- Updating of hardware (hinges door knobs, etc.)
- Repair of any surface damage
- Preparation for applying the veneer or other decorative elements.
Refacing can also include completely replacing cabinet doors in
a new style using new materials.
A new kitchen can take up to 6 weeks installation. In most cases
the old kitchen needs to be removed BEFORE final measurements can
be completed to build your new kitchen. This is not an issue with
kitchen cabinet refacing.
Return On Investment
Generally, remodeling a kitchen gives a return on your initial
investment of from 75 to 130 percent. This depends upon how
old your existing kitchen cabinets are they are and the quality
construction. In most cases the quality of kitchen cabinets found
in vintage homes is sturdier than many of recent years.
Substantial savings can be gained by updating your existing cabinets
since they are already installed, leveled, finished, and operational.
Kitchen cabinet refacing instead of replacing the cabinetry gives
advantages of a major custom remodeling job at a much more affordable
Expect to save from 33-60% against the cost of replacing with new
kitchen cabinets. The final cost of kitchen cabinet refacing depends
upon the number of cabinets, the cabinet veneer and the hardware
The average cost of kitchen cabinet refacing is around $7,500.
Advantages Of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Some other advantages of kitchen cabinet refacing include:
- project can be completed in a few days.
- more affordable than a complete kitchen remodeling job.
- return on investment far greater than expenditure, increasing
the homes total value
- can incorporate modern kitchen hardware with improved functionality
, such as roll-out shelves, better drawer slides and storage.
- In most kitchens the cabinetry is the most visible area and
greatly influences the style and design of adjoining living areas.
If the cabinets are resurfaced, a complete change of decor theme
can be generated.