If your cabinets are looking a little worse for wear, an upgrade might be on your mind. While most people will want to replace their old cabinets with brand-new ones, entire replacements are expensive and not in everyone’s budget. The good news is that cabinet refacing—or replacing cabinet doors and hardware on existing furniture, is an excellent option to consider that will save time, money, and stress when compared to replacement. There’s also the option for kitchen cabinet refinishing, another option that involves stripping and repainting cabinets for a fresh and updated look.
Whether you’re refinishing or refacing your cabinets, a professional home remodeling company that specializes in kitchen upgrades is your best bet for a successful result. In this article, our expert team of kitchen contractors from PIC Home Pros will help you understand the differences between refinishing kitchen cabinets and kitchen cabinet refacing, to help you make a decision between the two projects for your home.
How Long Will Each Project Take?
When it comes to refinishing kitchen cabinets, you can expect a full week's worth of work if not more, depending on the condition of your cabinets. This is due to the cabinet crew coming in and having to strip your old cabinets and spray or stain them for that refinished look.
As far as refacing kitchen cabinets, you can expect a much quicker result—as all that is usually needed is for the crew to install the new cabinet faces. The time your install will take will vary, depending on the overall size of your kitchen, cabinet count, and other factors.
How Much Will Each Cost?
The overall cost of each is going to be determined by the materials, the size and quantity of cabinets and cabinet features, and the process that you choose. While refinishing may seem cheaper for material costs, you could spend less in labor by having them refaced as it will not take nearly as long to reface your cabinets versus having them refinished.
Ask your remodeler what you can expect to pay for each project to know what the more affordable option is and why.
Are My Current Materials Refinishable or Refaceable?
When it comes to figuring out if your current cabinets are able to be refinished or refaced, you will need to have a professional cabinet company check the condition of the cabinets. Cabinets that are really worn out or made from custom materials usually achieve better results from refacing, and might not be suitable for refinishing. In severe cases, the best and most cost-effective option will be a kitchen cabinet replacement.
How Can I Choose the Right Style?
Choosing the right style that you want in your
new cabinet renovation will ultimately depend on your current setup, your personal
preferences, and other factors. Refacing and refinishing your cabinets doesn’t
mean you have to stick to the same look that you had before, as you can choose
other cabinet door styles for refacing or other finish tones for refinishing
that will change the entire look of your kitchen.
For best results, have a professional interior designer from your remodeling company to help you choose from your options. The right finish or design will work wonders to brighten or beautify a room, and an expert will provide a selection of the best choices for you to choose from that will achieve the most stunning results.
New England Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Solutions
With over 30 years of experience, PIC Home Pros is proud to serve the greater New Hampshire with premium kitchen cabinet refacing services. By standing behind manufacturer warranties and promising 100% satisfaction guarantees, PIC Home Pros is your #1 choice for cabinet restyling in New Hampshire and the surrounding areas.
To learn more about our home remodeling services, give us a call to speak with a representative now. Or, request a free, in-home remodeling quote for your next project by filling out our online form.
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