Refacing, refinishing, repainting…..?! Starting a kitchen remodel may seem a bit overwhelming at the start. We are here to help! Here are some of the difference in these remodel types.
This process involves keeping all the components of your current cabinets. All that changes is the color of the finish on the cabinets. This usually involves hand sanding or chemically stripping the existing finish then applying a new finish. The downside of this process is that it is not as long lasting as what refacing would be. You would also have to keep the same style door fronts.
Repainting and refinishing are pretty interchangeable. This may be a good option for those that really don’t want to invest much in their kitchen remodel. Some issues are that your expectations may be unrealistic, sure those Pinterest pictures look great but up close it the cabinets have a open grain then the grooves are going to show through on the grain.
This is for people that want great looking cabinets but don’t want to spend $30,000 to $60,000 on a whole kitchen remodel. With refacing you can get visually the same results for half or less than half the price. The quality is the same as a total remodel as well. The skeletons of the cabinets remain the same but they can be reconfigured if needed. Check out the before and after below to see what a difference it can make!
Pictured right is a cabinet before. The shelves are not very accessible and not all the space is utilized.
Pictured center is the skeleton of the cabinet which remains the same.
Pictured left is the finished cabinet fitted with pullout shelves that make everything in your cabinet very easy to find and store.
This kitchen has a massive difference but not a massive price point!!
So how do you get started with the refacing process? Give us a call! We come out and give you a free price quote. Generally after 1 or 2 meetings we are ready to start. In all about 4-6 weeks after deciding on what you want in your kitchen it comes to fruition!