A kitchen remodeling can really add both style and value to your home. But, yikes, replacing those cabinets can be expensive, taking up to 50 percent of your kitchen remodeling budget!
On the other hand, cabinets make all the difference between a working kitchen, and one that doesn’t work. However, if you don’t have the money for new ones, what do you do?
Not to worry, there is cabinet refacing.
You do, however, need to be sure they’re still functional, before you undertake a cabinet refacing. By functional, we mean it should still be sturdy and not completely worn out. Age isn’t necessarily a factor; many of the older cabinets are better made than some today.
When done right, it can really add style to the room, not to mention extra functionality, like more storage. Here are some tips from Select Floors, but don’t hesitate to drop into one of our showrooms in Marietta or Roswell, GA, so our pros can go into more detail.
● Paint or refinish the drawer fronts or install wood or laminate over them. The third alternative is to just completely replace the doors.
● Add new fixtures, such as knobs or pulls. It’s a fairly inexpensive way to add a lot of style to the room.
● Spruce up the inside as well. Also, you might consider adding a little function, such as a lazy Susan or some pull-out drawers for convenience and extra storage.
Why Choose Cabinet Refacing Over Replacement?
The obvious reason is that it’s cheaper. But, as they say, time is money, and this takes a lot less time than actual replacement. While you will have to clear out the cabinets just before the process, you won’t have to remove appliances or worry about floor damage. Remember, appliances are usually attached to the subfloor, so your kitchen will stay fully functional, and you won’t be breathing dust, glue or any other fumes.
One of the advantages can also be a disadvantage: The kitchen layout stays untouched, which can be good. However, if you’re thinking of making that change, replacement may be the answer for you.
Select Floors will advise you on the best way to proceed.