November 8, 2016

There are many benefits when looking to give your kitchen cabinets an updated look. Rather than dealing with the cost of redoing the kitchen with new cabinets, many prefer the simpler, more cost-effective and far less intrusive solution of refacing. The basic refacing project consists of installing new cabinet doors and drawer fronts and covering the exposed frames of the cabinets with a matching wood or veneer.

What’s the difference between Refacing and Refinishing?

With refacing you can change from one wood and colour stain to another. If you don’t like oak, for example, change it to cherry or something else. You can also change the door and drawer front style for an updated look. Refinishing will cost roughly the same as refacing. Even though the stain can be somewhat changed, all you’ll end up with is a shiny new kitchen and the same old style and outdated look.
Refacing your kitchen cabinets can give your kitchen an updated look at a reasonable price. Your old doors and drawers are removed and new ones are made to exact specifications.
Refacing has several important benefits that make it the right choice for many homeowners:

You’ll be faced with minimal inconvenience during the renovation

Any disruption to your kitchen can have an impact on your family. If you have your cabinets ripped out and replaced you’ll have a big mess and disruption to the room you use multiple times a day. When you have your cabinets reframed, your kitchen remains in good standing. You’ll have less mess and less dust since most of the cutting is done outdoors and off-site.

Save money with cabinet refacing

Refacing is much less expensive than replacing your cabinets. New cabinets usually cost anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of an average kitchen budget. It can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 or more to update and redo your kitchen. If your current cabinets are in good structural condition, you can get a new look without the expense that comes with replacing cabinets.

The variety of colour choices for cabinets

You’ll have your choice of materials and stain colours when you reface your cabinets, so you can express your own tastes. You can combine the style you love with the right stain for look you want for your kitchen.

You’ll increase your home’s value and are more likely to recoup costs

An updated, fresh kitchen can add value to your home. It is important not to do so much that you can’t recover your investment. The biggest mistake homeowners make is spending more on a kitchen remodel than your home’s value can support.

Cabinet refacing takes little time

It can take weeks to do a full kitchen remodel. However, kitchen cabinet refacing can be done in a matter of days. Depending on the size of your kitchen, it can take as little as 4 days in some cases.

Cabinet refacing prevents waste

If your cabinets are in good condition, there is no need to remove them. They will most likely end up in landfills and contribute to the accumulation of waste.

Refacing can be the perfect way to update your kitchen and make your home aesthetically pleasing to you. Refacing will help make your kitchen attractive to future buyers when you eventually sell. If you’re interested in what options we have to offer for kitchen cabinet refacing, contact our Oakville Cabinetmakers today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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