One of the most common rooms in a home that homeowners wish to remodel is the kitchen. The kitchen is essentially the heart of every home. When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, there are so many options available from picking new granite countertops to new appliances to new cabinets. What if you are on a strict budget but you still desire that designer kitchen? No worries, there is always cabinet refacing.
The art of cabinet refacing involves covering the exposed cabinets with a thin veneer of real wood. All of the existing drawer fronts are replaced as well to match the new veneer. To complete the look, new hinges, drawer pulls and other hardware are added. The choices are virtually limitless when it comes to hardware and finishes as there are numerous colors available to completely transform your kitchen.
There are so many pros of cabinet refacing with the most obvious being that it costs about half as much as completely replacing your cabinets. It takes less time, there is certainly less hassle and you can still use your entire kitchen throughout the refacing process. Another plus is that for those who are concerned about the environment, cabinet refacing is definitely a “greener” option since your cabinets won’t be going to the landfill.
Keep in mind that in some cases, cabinet refacing may not be an option. It greatly depends on the current condition of the cabinets. For example, if there is a lot of water damage to the wood or signs of excessive warping, you may need to replace the cabinets rather than reface them. This is something that you would have to discuss with the refacing contractor.
Cabinet refacing is an art that takes much training and practice to perfect. This is definitely not your next DIY project to try and tackle. It is best to leave cabinet refacing to the professionals for quality results. Attempting to reface your kitchen cabinets on your own can result in damage to the wood that will require the need for complete replacement.
At Cabinet Reface Kitchens & Bathrooms in Overland Park KS, we have been refacing cabinets and transforming kitchens for more than 30 years. We pride ourselves in the ability to provide clients with designer kitchens at a fraction of the cost. For more information about our process or to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact us today.