Confused about Cabinetry? A Guide to a Cabinet Reface or Replace!

Navigating through the world of remodeling can be challenging and confusing. The list of options and possibilities can seem never-ending. We’re here to help ease your kitchen remodeling decisions and give you the most pleasant remodeling experience. Below is our guide to help our homeowners decide which is best for them – a cabinet reface from a cabinet replace!

What is cabinet refacing?

Cabinet refacing is a quick and painless way to give a great new look and feel to your existing cabinetry. It’s a simple procedure which replaces all the existing doors and drawer fronts with the door style, wood species, and finish that you choose.

Signs a cabinet reface could be your best option

  • If your existing cabinet structure and boxes are sturdy as well as in good condition
  • If your current layout is functional and pleasing to you as a homeowner
  • If you are seeking a more cost-effective route. Since a cabinet reface uses the present boxes there’s less material being replaced meaning it can be significantly less expensive!
  • If there’s been somewhat of a recent remodel within the last couple of years chances are your cabinet structure is in fine condition and won’t need to be entirely replaced.
  • Lastly if you are bored of your existing design, a cabinet reface is a simple way to change your kitchens design and look!

When is it better to replace my cabinets?

A cabinet replace is a great option for homeowners who are seeking a new kitchen layout and more functionality for their space. New kitchen cabinets allow for lots of room for creativity making it easy to tailor to your personal style preferences!

Signs a cabinet replace could be your best option

  • If your current cabinets are damaged, either from water damage or from years of wear and tear
  • If your cabinets are not functioning to their highest degree
  • If you are looking to change the layout of your kitchen maybe some walls are in need of being knocked down
  • Lastly, if you are seeking a more drastic change in your kitchen and a reface will not be effective enough!

Can I do both?

Are you still wondering whether or not cabinet refacing or new cabinetry is the best for you? Sometimes, we find homeowners might be best suited with a ‘hybrid’ option. For example, if the upper cabinets are in great condition, but you want to change the layout of the lower cabinets and possibly add an island, we can keep the upper cabinets, order new cabinetry, and reface everything to look the same. The sky is the limit, which is why we have individual consultations with each of our clients. When it comes to the kitchen, a cookie-cutter approach just doesn’t work!

 If you’re seeking more information, we recommend reading our blog article What is Cabinet Refacing and Why Should I Consider it for My Home. At Kitchen Solvers, you can work with a team of experts to transform your kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams, even if you’re on a budget. We have experience working with all kinds of limitations, so we’ll help you get the most out of remodeling your kitchen on a budget without breaking the bank. Contact us today to get started!