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Saving Money: Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets

Want to reface your kitchen cabinets? Smart decision. Kitchen refacing is more cost effective and takes less time than a full remodel. Here are options and costs.


Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic laminate. Doors and drawer fronts are replaced to match or complement the new veneer. New hinges, knobs, pulls, and molding complete the transformation.

What are the Pros and Cons?

Kitchen cabinet refacing pros:

  • Costs about half as much as replacing cabinets.
  • Takes less time (a week or less!) and money.
  • It’s less hassle than tearing out cabinets.
  • You can still use your kitchen while refacing.

Kitchen cabinet refacing cons (there aren’t many):

  • Refacing won’t fix a bad kitchen design.
  • You might be tempted to spend more on exotic veneer and hardware (saving you less).

Read More: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/kitchens/refacing-kitchen-cabinets/?cid=eo_sm_fb_mxm-social


#1 By Skylar Mitchell at 5/1/2015 0:50 PM

It would be really nice if I could get my kitchen cabinets refaced. Right now they don't look very good. It sounds like this is a really quick fix to help make your kitchen a lot better. I also like that you can still be in the kitchen while this is being done. It might be good for me to start looking at some kitchen cabinet options and then see if I can find something that I like. Thanks for the great post!

#2 By Dave Thompson at 5/13/2015 -1:07 PM

The after photo is much better in my opinion. I'm just not a fan of the glass front cabinets. I love the wood doors you went with for the remodel. I've been thinking about doing something like this in my own kitchen. Thank you for sharing your kitchen cabinet before and after photos. http://www.emeraldkitchens.ca/locations.html

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