Updating your cabinets can be an easy way to give your kitchen or bathroom a whole new look. But should you get a replacement or have your cabinets refaced? Your decision depends on the quality of your existing cabinets, what you do and do not like about them, and your budget, among other things. We’ve outlined some tips below to help you get started—or you can call us to schedule a design consultation in the Delaware area and our remodelers will walk you through the decision-making process.
Cabinet Refacing vs. Replacing
The decision to reface or replace your cabinets varies depending on a few factors. Consider your:
- Reasons for remodeling. If you like the general layout of the room and are remodeling to give your space a refreshed look, cabinet refacing may be what you need. However, if you want to use a completely different material or create a more functional space, you’ll need a complete replacement.
- Budget. A cabinet replacement tends to be more expensive than a refacing job.
- Timelines. It can take much longer to complete a cabinet replacement, though it can be well worth the extra time if your cabinets are older or worn down.
While cabinet refacing can be a cost-effective alternative to a replacement, it’s typically not the best choice for cabinets that are damaged or extremely worn down or for those looking for a complete room makeover. However, if you like the current layout and functionality of your space and simply want to refresh the look, cabinet refacing can be just what you need to accomplish your goals; and you can still use this opportunity to install new hardware!
A cabinet replacement, on the other hand, is ideal if you want to completely transform the look and feel of your kitchen or bathroom and aren’t too worried about price. It’s also the best choice for those who want additional storage or a different shelving style.
Cabinet Refacing or Replacing in DE, PA, NJ, and MD
Whether you’ve decided on cabinet refacing or replacing, or still need help making your choice, the remodelers at Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center can help. We have various cabinet options on display in our Newark showroom, including: