Cabinets are innocuous features that can, rather ironically, make or break the look of a home’s interior. The fact that most cabinets are typically found in the kitchen area is good enough reason to start considering custom kitchen cabinets. Giving cabinets a subtle facelift might be all that is needed for a more stylistically updated living space.
However, how does one know if refacing is the solution to revitalize cabinets, as opposed to completely replacing them? What are the pros and the cons?
What Is Refacing?
Think of cabinet refacing as changing outfits. Certain outfits go out of style after a certain period and the same goes for cabinets. Refacing is a surface change, meaning the original body is preserved only to be fitted with a “veneer” or new skin. If the original box’s structural integrity is intact, then refacing can be done. It’s best to consult a cabinet refacing expert as some damages may not be immediately apparent to the untrained eye.
When Is It Advisable to Reface Your Cabinets?
Refacing is the best option for those who:
Are conscious of their carbon footprint and would like to be more environmentally aware. Unlike cabinet replacement, refacing does not involve disposing of the entire unit, keeping cabinet boxes from getting thrown into the landfills sooner than necessary.
Want to go for the more cost-effective choice. The demolish-and-replace method takes up more steps, products and processes.
Are on a tight schedule. Cabinet refacing only requires the installation of veneers as well as new doors and drawer fronts. The whole process only takes about two-four days.
Like the original layout of their kitchen and only have a minimal need for custom kitchen remodeling.
The pros clearly outweigh the cons. Take note that the only disadvantages to cabinet refacing are not being able to take the DIY route as the process takes a high level of skill, making it best left to professionals. The cabinet boxes and their interiors remain unchanged too.
Convinced that cabinet refacing is right for you? Call The Kitchen Store at (310) 736-1077 if you’re in California, particularly Beverly Hills.