Are you deciding what to do with your cabinets during your kitchen remodeling project? There are several ways to upgrade your kitchen cabinets. You can completely replace them or go with practical alternatives like refacing and refinishing. To help you decide what’s the best option for you, custom kitchen remodeling The Kitchen Store explains the difference between cabinet replacement, refacing, and refinishing.
Replacing your cabinets with new ones is a big step for your kitchen renovation project. Before replacing your cabinets, it’s important to plan and budget ahead. As you will have to remove your old cabinets and install new ones, it can cost you more work and money. On the flip side, replacing your cabinets can be an opportunity to try more functionalities and designs. You may also explore more design options now that you can change the placement of your kitchen cabinets.
Cabinet refacing is interchangeable with resurfacing. This means your trusted craftsmen will upgrade the face or front of your cabinet. This is an easy option if you want to change the shape and design of your kitchen cabinet. Cabinet refacing’s most inexpensive procedure is to laminate your cabinet surfaces. It’s a more viable option that looks good in photographs but may be disappointing in actuality. It’s a more convenient choice to laminate your cabinet’s front but laminates are sensitive to water and are quick to wear. You may ask a trusted cabinet refacing expert to recommend you some other option other than lamination.
Meanwhile, kitchen cabinet refinishing means simply change the color or finish of your cabinet. You can switch to a different paint or stain for refinishing. There would be no difference in your cabinets’ style or design. The components of your current cabinets will stay, other than the previous paint or stain. The process starts by removing the old color then sanding your cabinet before putting on the new coating. You may decide to switch from paint to stain or vice versa.
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