Should You Replace or Reface Your Cabinets?

Posted on: November 5, 2013

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:

Want to discuss cabinet refacing vs. replacing in further detail? Already have an idea of what you want? Visit our Newark showroom to view your options or schedule a consultation to start remodeling with expert kitchen and bathroom designers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland!

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Bath, Kitchen and Tile Center is proud to offer comprehensive remodeling services with the help of our state-of-the-art showrooms in Delaware and Maryland! Our showroom hours are as follows:

  • Wilmington
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m,
    Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Harbeson/Lewes
    Monday — Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m,
    Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Newark Manufacturing
    Monday — Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m,
    Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Bel Air
    Monday — Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m,
    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Evenings by appointment
  • Warehouse
    Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,
    Saturday: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.
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“Although we have given this project a rating of 10 in all areas, we would like to give our thanks and appreciation to our designer Joel and installer Andrew (and crew) for the excellent job they did in remodeling our bath.  It was truly a pleasure working with them from beginning to end."

- Ron and Judy