Choosing Between Replacing and Refacing?

For those looking to revamp their cabinet’s outlook but want to do so in an inexpensive way, there is always the choice of resurfacing the existing cabinets instead of replacing them altogether. This technique involves leaving the existing structure in place, but restoring the doors and drawer faces to achieve an entirely new appearance.  To make things even better, you can install new hinges and pulls as part of the refacing project.

Assessing the Possibility: Replacing kitchen cabinets may account for about fifty percent of this kitchen’s remodeling budget. Therefore, most people are looking for affordable alternative options. One renovation idea that will never disappoint is to reface your cabinets whenever possible.

Generally, contractors assess your kitchen before refurbishing the cabinets. For instance, this procedure isn’t usually performed by remodelers unless the entire cabinet arrangement is still intact. If it’s found that the region is water damaged or won’t properly take to a comprehensive refinishing task, full replacement is often carried out. Once practicality of refacing your kitchen cabinets is established, this maintenance project commences.

Replacing parts that don’t work is a common reason for renovating kitchen cabinets. Nonetheless, homeowners sometimes utilize this method as a way to improve the appearance of their home. For instance, most people who lived between the 1970s and 1980s have had to replace their countertops to match the current technology. They also incorporated new decorative hinges, drawers, and hardware. The might have  also restrained their cabinets to a more attractive color. Otherwise, they perhaps opted to mix and match different wood grains when restoring trims, lighting, or adding glass doors.

Add Color to Your Home: Color can be an incredibly transformative addition to your kitchen, whether it’s resurfacing cabinetry or painting the walls. For most people, kitchen revamping can be cost prohibitive. With the creative addition of new color palettes, you can achieve an entirely new look without incurring huge costs of a full replacement project.

You can choose to integrate two different colors into your kitchen cabinets; traditional stains for the base upper cabinetry whilst utilizing a wholly different color for kitchen island cabinets. This can add a little more color, create stylish furniture designs, and create an opportunity for you to think outside the traditional approach.

Additionally, other remodelers opt for a different alternative to the two-toned kitchen cabinets. They usually decide to use a certain color for the base and a different one for the upper wall cabinets. This creates a great visual impact when the right color combinations are chosen.

Give Your Kitchen a Revamp without Completely Replacing the Cabinets: It’s not necessary that you spend junks of money to redefine your kitchen. In fact, there’s a much inexpensive way to give your cabinets a new look and feel without straining your budget. Today, most people prefer refacing their kitchen cabinets rather than completely replacing them.

Refacing Process: Though refacing doesn’t entail the removal of old cabinets and setting up new ones, it’s still quite demanding. This procedure involves sealing the exposed frames with thin veneers or real wood. The drawer fronts and doors are then restored to match the newly installed veneers. Sometimes the old pulls, hinges, crown molding and knobs are also replaced for a more detailed transformation.

Benefits of Refacing: There are countless reasons why refacing is a great idea when remodeling your kitchen.

  • Affordability
  • Simple and quick to accomplish
  • Kitchens remains usable while remodeling is being done
  • Refacing is environmental friendly

Before you decide to reface your kitchen cabinets, it’s wise to determine if the already existing structures are worth refacing. Check if they are structurally functional and still in good condition. For remodeling to be done successfully, your cabinets should be free of water damage, cracks, and warping.