In many homes, the kitchen is where the magic happens. Even if your culinary finesse extends to boiling water, this is where we gather with family, help with homework, chat with friends over coffee, and make memories that last a lifetime. Sometimes, the heart of the home is strong – but certain elements could use a facelift. If your decor is outdated, simply does not spark joy, or if you don’t love where you live, then it’s time for a change. Cabinet refacing can transform the entire look and feel of your kitchen, instantly updating and elevating your look.
What is cabinet refacing, and is it the right solution for your home?
When refacing cabinets, the basic framework and structure of your cabinets (i.e. the cabinet box) is left intact. It is the “skins” that are replaced; the doors and drawer fronts are swapped out for new, updated styles and finishes. Typically, the hinges, handles, and drawer pulls are also replaced to achieve an effective makeover.
Why is cabinet refacing an exceptional choice for your home improvement project?
Before you schedule your cabinet refacing project, though, it is important to remember that it can be more expensive than you realize. For example, you may need custom doors made and bases painted to match. Material also plays a role: refacing with laminate is relatively inexpensive, but higher quality veneers and solid wood do edge the cost up.
Another consideration: if you want wood-stained cabinets, it is highly likely that the bases and doors will not be a perfect match. They’ll be close – but typically not 100%. Most guests would never notice, but for perfectionists, this can be a sticking point when it comes to refacing.
There are some situations in which you should forget refacing and opt to install new cabinets:
Still not sure which path will bring you to your dream kitchen? If you are weighing the pros and cons of refacing or replacing cabinets, get in touch with the ACo team. We will provide either a free in-home consultation or virtual in-home design assistance. Every step of the process can be completed remotely, while delivering the full benefit of our experts’ knowledge and experience.
As always, with ACo’s worry-free approach, we will give you the information and insight you need to make the right decision for your home, your budget, and your lifestyle. Love where you live.