Refacing kitchen cabinets have become popular way to get new looking kitchen cabinets for less than the cost of replacing them.
However, this option is not best for everyone and every kitchen. Like any home improvement project, there are both pros and cons when it comes to refacing kitchen cabinets. Here are some things you need to consider before you make your final decision on what to do with your old kitchen cabinets.
When looking at your options between Refacing Kitchen Cabinets and replacing them, refacing is cheaper by far.
Another positive aspect of refacing kitchen cabinet is that it offers a completely new look. Just because you currently have white flat panel doors right now does not mean you have to continue to live with it. You can get any door design your heart desires in any color you wish. This is a huge plus if you hate every aesthetic aspect of your cabinets.
When refacing your kitchen cabinets, you do not have to worry about demolition or not being able to cook in your kitchen. Since most of the work is done in a factory when they make your doors and drawer fronts, the only time lost in your kitchen is when they install the new doors and overlay on the cabinets. That is a lot better than the weeks or even months lost when completely replacing kitchen cabinets.
Though Refacing Kitchen Cabinets is less expensive than completely replacing them, it is still considerably more expensive than options like adding wood molding to the doors and painting them. So for those who have to be very cost conscious in their kitchen remodel, refacing is not the best option for the money.
Another potential problem with Refacing Kitchen Cabinets is that you will not be changing the kitchen layout. If you already have a great cabinet layout, then there is nothing wrong with this. However, if you have a poorly laid out kitchen; you may be better off spending the extra money for better flow and work space. So before you reface your cabinets, be sure you are fine with the layout you currently have.