Why to Choose Cabinet Refacing vs Cabinet Refinishing to Refresh Your Cabinets

The kitchen brings family and friends together for eating, cooking, and conversation. The kitchen will be in sight often, so having something you love to look at and show your guests is important. Cabinets ground and solidify the look of your kitchen, so when updating the kitchen, changing your cabinets is the first step. They are also particularly vulnerable due to their durability and constant use. Cabinets take a beating with normal wear-and-tear, chips, scratches, and fading of paint and stains. Over time, your cabinets will need something to rejuvenate their look.

If the cabinet box itself is still in good condition, the two high quality, economical options are cabinet refacing and cabinet refinishing. Although similarly named, cabinet refacing and cabinet refinishing are different methods of updating your cabinets. Neither requires the need of a full kitchen remodel.

Cabinet refacing completely covers up your old cabinet box with new wood and replaces the doors and drawer fronts. Refacing makes your kitchen shine as new. Cabinet refinishing, however, only removes and refinishes the current cabinets. With refinishing, you still use your original doors and drawer fronts. Any kind of physical damage will show through the refinish.

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These are some questions to ask yourself when thinking about updating your cabinets:

What is the condition of my doors and drawers?

Are your cabinet doors are of low quality? Are the cabinets chipped/nicked, scratched, or completely worn out? Cabinet refacing is the best option for you. Low quality or poor condition cabinet doors should be replaced and will not hold up to proper refinishing.

Am I happy with the size and layout of my kitchen?

If you want to add additional cabinets, cabinet refacing will be necessary to blend the cabinets seamlessly into the rest of your kitchen. If you are completely happy with the size and layout of your kitchen, both cabinet refacing and cabinet refinishing are options for you.

Do I like the door style and wood species of my cabinets?

If you cabinet style is outdated or you are looking for a new look for your kitchen, cabinet refacing is the best answer.

What is my budget?

Cabinet refinishing costs less than cabinet refacing but there are both condition and aesthetic restrictions when considering cabinet refinishing. Most contemporary kitchen cabinets cannot be properly refinished.

We Recommend Cabinet Refacing for Your Kitchen

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Your home may well be the single largest investment you make in your life. Protect and increase your investment by making the correct choice with your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. The majority of what you see when looking at cabinets are the cabinet doors. Having beautiful, high quality doors that last generations are a must.

Our design consultants at Cabinet Cures will be able to go over all options with you during your in-home consultation. If you are ready to take the plunge into updating your cabinets with cabinet refacing, contact us for more information and schedule a consultation today by giving us a call at 919–809–6161 or contacting us directly by filling out our form!

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