Usable and attractive cabinets are an important part of getting the most enjoyment out of your kitchen. Many home buyers are left with a decision when they move into their new home—cabinet refacing or replacement. Oftentimes, the layout or design of the cabinets is not satisfactory and the decision will be made to completely change the cabinets with new ones. But, if the homeowner likes the way the cabinets are set up and is satisfied with the basic construction of the cabinets, they may decide to just have the existing cabinets revamped.
It’s hard to beat the quality of materials and level of craftsmanship that were used in cabinet construction in the past. If your house was built before the era of mass production when quality material costs were lower, you may consider keeping the cabinets you have. Sometimes, cabinet refacing on older cabinets that are solid will allow them to be used for many more years.
When it comes to kitchen remodeling costs, any way to save money is generally welcomed. By restoring older cabinets, homeowners can expect to save up to half of the cost of completely replacing them. This extra money can of course be put to good use on other renovation projects the homeowner has in mind.
There exists a certain satisfaction in reusing existing materials instead of replacing everything with brand new. Recycling not only benefits the environment, but it also can be a source of pride for the homeowner. Cabinet refacing breathes new life into good existing cabinets and allows them to blend perfectly with the décor you have chosen for your kitchen.
Whether you are trying to save the environment or save a few dollars on remodeling costs, you should at least consider having your existing cabinets refaced instead of completely replacing them. Professionals in your area can give you a good cost estimate to help you get going on your kitchen cabinet redo.