In addition to replacing kitchen cabinets, Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center offers cabinet refacing, sometimes called “face-lifting.” Cabinet refacing involves replacing your existing cabinet doors, hinges, drawer fronts, drawer boxes, and hardware and then re-laminating your cabinet face frames and finished end panels with new wood veneer. With cabinet refacing, a kitchen can be completely transformed without removing existing cabinet boxes, countertops, flooring, backsplash, or appliances.
The most common myth about cabinet refacing is that it can always be done for a fraction of the cost of new kitchen cabinets. This is the most common sales pitch used by companies that strictly offer cabinet refacing. Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center offers cabinet refacing, cabinet replacement, and complete kitchen remodeling, so we can give you objective insight into what is best for your unique situation.
When to Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets
If you remove your countertops, appliances, flooring, and the doors and drawers of the cabinet, all that is left is the cabinet box, which is the least expensive part of the cabinet. In this instance, it is usually more cost-effective to replace the entire cabinet rather than reface it.
When to Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets
Simply put, cabinet refacing is perfect for the client who is happy with everything about their kitchen except their cabinets. They are happy with their countertops, appliances, and floors. While the cost of materials is typically lower than that of new cabinets, refacing an existing cabinet is much more labor-intensive. Also, the cabinet doors and drawers are the most costly part of the cabinet.
If you are happy with your current countertop and appliances, cabinet refacing is a cost-effective way to give you kitchen a “facelift.” In this case, no plumbing or electric work is needed, and the limited demo of the existing product needed is very inexpensive. With cabinet refacing, an old oak kitchen can literally be transformed into a painted and glazed masterpiece or an elegant cherry showpiece in a matter of a couple of days, with little to no interruption to your daily routine.