If you’re madly in love with your cabinetry, but realize it’s falling apart and desperately needs to be replaced, cabinet refacing might be the ideal solution for your kitchen remodeling project. As the name implies, cabinet refacing or resurfacing is the process of refurbishing old kitchen cabinets.
This way you can keep the cabinets’ functionality, but give them a brand new look. Through this process, you only replace the outline of the aged and damaged elements and get to keep your existing layout.
As long as your cabinets are all in one piece they are a suitable candidate for refacing. After all, why should you replace fully functional cabinets if they only show their age on the outside?
But if you want to keep your existing cabinets and still need more space, experts can repurpose them or make additional custom cabinets that will look exactly like your refaced ones and blend in perfectly. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, patterns, styles and materials.
Of course, if you like how your cabinets looked when you first bought them, experts can make them look exactly the same without the wear and tear. Your new cabinets could even get new pulls, knobs, and hinges that look exactly like your old ones.
Refaced cabinetry is very easy to clean due to the quality of the finish and the materials used for refacing. The best thing about refacing is that it only takes a couple of days up to a week to complete.
Cabinet refurbishing is completely green as it requires fewer raw materials than new custom cabinets would. Refacing your old cabinets is basically a form of recycling, meaning you won’t have to worry about how you dispose of them.
Choosing cabinet refacing is a green decision you can be proud of every time you walk into the kitchen, see and smell your new cabinets.
There are several materials to choose from most often used in cabinet refacing. If you want your cabinetry to be refaced using wood you will have to choose the color, grain and type of wood. Wooden cabinets are usually sealed or finished to avoid damage due to moisture or heat.
Medium-Density Fiberboard is another popular refacing option. This material is made from resin and wood particles. The material is pressure steamed, bound and heat pressed to become the solid material contractors use. It is a smooth, uniform and smooth material with no grain. That last bit makes it a great choice if you are looking for colored wood or white kitchen cabinets. Due to its versatile nature, it has become the most popular choice for many homeowners.
Cabinet refacing will help you save both time and money compared to ordering brand new custom cabinets. It can also help give your kitchen a new look without having to drill into or tear down walls completely.
Cabinet refacing is more affordable than a full remodeling project, and since cabinets take up the most space in any kitchen, it is a good way to get the best of kitchen remodeling and save a considerable amount of money. This is a good idea when you need to remodel several rooms at the same time.
Finally, since it’s less expensive than traditional remodeling, you can invest into high-tier materials and get the luxurious looking kitchen you’ve always wished for. With many benefits and no downsides, cabinet refacing is a huge trend and a great way to save money with your remodeling project.