Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing – An Economical alternative to Installing New Kitchen Cabinets

By Mark J. Donovan

If your kitchen cabinets are looking old and beat up, but you can not afford to replace them, then refacing them maybe you’re best alternative. Kitchen cabinet refacing is a much more affordable endeavor than redesigning a new kitchen and installing new kitchen cabinets.
Remodeling a kitchen typically costs $10,000 to $20,000. Installing new kitchen cabinets alone can cost in excess of $150 per linear foot.The kitchen is considered by many to be the most important room in the home. It is the location where families spend the majority of their time, either cooking and eating or just socializing. Consequently, updating your kitchen is usually one of the best investments you can make in your home.

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing – An Affordable Alternative

When your budget can not allow a complete kitchen remodeling project, kitchen cabinet refacing can be a great alternative to sprucing up and modernizing your kitchen.

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Options

Kitchen cabinet refacing can vary pending your needs. Frequently kitchen cabinet refacing involves replacing old drawers and cabinet doors with new ones. It also can include replacing mechanical hardware with the latest in kitchen cabinetry trends.

If your kitchen cabinet doors are in reasonable shape, and you want to restore their look, kitchen cabinet refacing can also include refinishing the cabinet doors and replacing the old hardware.

Refacing kitchen cabinets is a low cost kitchen remodeling alternative.

In addition, kitchen cabinet refacing can also include attaching veneers to the surface of the kitchen cabinets and drawers.

Pending what you want to have done, kitchen cabinet refacing can be very economical to somewhat pricey. The advantage, however, is that you can control these costs by limiting how fancy of a kitchen cabinet refacing project you want to pursue.

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

In addition, kitchen cabinet refacing can also be done by the homeowner, or at least partially. For example, a homeowner could elect to remove all of the doors and drawers and bring them to a kitchen cabinet refacing business where they actually reface the cabinet doors and drawers. Alternatively, there are kitchen cabinet refacing stores that can actually sell you new cabinet doors and drawers, as well as new hardware for you to install yourself.

Kitchen cabinet refacing is a great low cost alternative to redesigning your kitchen and installing new kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen Remodeling Bid Sheet

There are a plethora of kitchen cabinet refacing choices and business/suppliers to choose from to help you restore your kitchen to a modern day look. If your kitchen cabinets are looking outdated and shabby, take a look at this alternative before going down the path of installing new kitchen cabinets. You will probably save yourself a bundle and achieve the kitchen of your dreams.

For help on your kitchen remodeling project, see my Kitchen Remodeling Bid Sheet. The Kitchen Remodeling Bid Sheet provides a request for quote checklist section that you can provide to prospective kitchen remodeling contractors. It also includes a comprehensive kitchen remodeling cost breakdown table, in Microsoft Excel format, that allows the contractor to include his projected remodeling costs for every phase of the project.

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