How to Refresh Your Kitchen with Cabinet Refacing

Not only can cabinet refacing give your kitchen a fresh look, but it can also be convenient and cost-saving.

Published December 6, 2021

What is cabinet refacing?

Cabinet refacing is an inexpensive way to give your kitchen a brand new look. Instead of completely gutting your kitchen and replacing all your cabinets, refacing gives your kitchen a cosmetic update by just replacing and veneering the cabinets’ exteriors.

Cabinet refacing can be a quick process, the entire refacing job tends to take just a few days to complete. Not only can cabinet refacing give your kitchen a fresh look, but it can also be convenient and cost-saving.


When should I reface my cabinets?

The decision to reface your cabinets can depend on various factors. If your current cabinets are dated and old, you may consider refacing to restyle their looks. Cabinet refacing can also be an attractive option if you want to remodel your kitchen on a budget.

In addition, when refacing your cabinets, you can have access to a wide variety of colors and styles. Thus, if you want to give your kitchen a completely new appearance without the hassle of a full renovation, cabinet refacing can be a good option to consider.


How does cabinet refacing work?

Although cabinet refacing may sound complicated, it can be a pretty straightforward process. The typical process tends to follow the steps below:

  • Initial consultation. Before any work is done, a professional will go over design options and take measurements. If you’re happy with the quote, a date will be scheduled for your installation.
  • Removal of parts. Upon arrival, your contractor will remove your cabinet doors, drawers, and fronts. Drawer boxes will remain intact and steps will be taken to ensure that no damage is incurred.
  • Installation begins. With all of the parts off, your cabinets will get a layer of wood veneer or laminate added.
  • Installation is completed. Your new doors, hinges, drawers, handles, and any other fixtures will be installed. If you requested any additional accessories, they’ll be installed at the same time.


What kind of options are available?

At Local Home Pro, we offer a wide selection of cabinet refacing options that can fit your budget. You can decide between options such as colors, styles, and more. For example, you can choose from various laminate or wood kitchen cabinet styles.

In addition, you can choose to replace your cabinet hinges and handles. You can also have the ability to customize some cabinet features, accessories and add the following:

  • Custom doors
  • Custom fronts
  • Soft-closing hinges
  • Roll-out shelves
  • Lazy susans
  • New handles


How much does cabinet refacing cost?

Although cabinet refacing is cheaper than a full kitchen cabinet replacement, it can be hard to put an exact price on it since every home is different. Generally speaking, the factors that can determine cabinet refacing cost are as follows:

  • Number of cabinets. In most cases, if you have more cabinets, it can cost you more since it’ll require more parts and labor.
  • Size of cabinets. If you have a kitchen with large cabinets, it can also cost you more than having smaller cabinets.
  • Cabinet design. There are different styles of cabinets available, and some designs may cost more than others.
  • Materials used. The type of materials you choose can also affect your overall cost. 
  • Add-ons. If you’re looking to swap your cabinets for drawers, get new handles, or add glass doors, you can also expect higher costs with more add-ons.
  • Additional upgrades. Some homeowners might choose to do additional, minor kitchen renovations at the same time as their cabinet refacing project, which can add on to your overall costs. 
  • Labor costs. The size of your cabinets and the design options chosen will determine your labor costs. More complicated upgrades tend to cost more than straightforward ones.


Is cabinet refacing worth it?

Cabinet refacing can be a worthy investment for your home. As previously mentioned, the process can be quick and convenient. Cabinet refacing is also more cost effective than a full kitchen renovation, which can help you save money.

Another advantage of cabinet refacing is that it could potentially help increase your property value. If you’re looking to sell your house, a new kitchen can help leave a good impression on potential buyers. The kitchen is also where many house hunters gravitate towards, so why not let them remember yours?


Explore your options with Local Home Pro

If you’re interested in cabinet refacing, contact us at Local Home Pro and get a free in-home estimate. Our professionals will be able to walk you through your refacing options and provide you with a no-obligation quote. Once you’re ready to move forward, we will set up a date to get the work started. Book your appointment with us today!

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