Three Advantages of Refacing Old Cabinets

Are you ready to create a whole new look in your kitchen? If you are ready to give your home an updated look or if you are simply ready for a change, making a change to your cabinets is a great place to start. Fortunately, if you want to make this change, you don’t have to rip our your cabinets and install new ones. In fact, you can get a great new look by simply refacing your cabinets. Here is a look at three advantages to refacing old cabinets.

Advantage #1: Save Money

Perhaps the greatest advantage to refacing old cabinets rather than buying new ones is the fact that it helps save a significant amount of money. In fact, most homeowners find that refacing their cabinets costs less than one-quarter of what they would have paid to replace them completely. You can save even more money if you do the job yourself, though you still may want to hire someone to do the job in order to guarantee the cabinets look great when they are done.

Advantage #2: Save Time

Refacing old cabinets also takes far less time than replacing them. While both options are somewhat time-consuming, replacing cabinets involves completely removing the old cabinets, finding a level line for the new cabinets and physically installing the new cabinetry. If you do not have experience with installing cabinets, this process could take several days or even weeks, particularly if you run into problems along the way. Refacing, on the other hand, can be done in as little as an hour or so. While you will have to give the doors time to dry after they have been painted or stained, the actual process of remaining the doors, painting or staining them, and reattaching them should not take long at all.

Advantage #3: Get Creative

Another advantage to refacing your cabinets rather than replacing them is that it gives you the opportunity to get very creative with your design. If you are a creative person, having the opportunity to decorate your cabins and to paint them in a way that is unique to you and your personal taste will be quite enjoyable. It also gives you the chance to create cabinetry that is 100% unique to your home.

The bottom line is that refacing your cabinets is an excellent way to give your kitchen a new look. So, if you are looking for a way to give your kitchen a facelift without spending a great deal of money, refacing is the way to go. Even if you hire someone to do the work for you, you will save a significant amount of money when compared to replacing.

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Jack Taylor is a home improvement contractor who enjoys remodeling, repairing and building new homes and sharing his knowledge of home improvement with others. Not only does he write about contractors and home improvement, but he also can help you find a contractor near you.

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