Have you been thinking about a cabinet replacement project for your home? If your cabinets are outdated, worn down, or causing an eyesore, you may find yourself dreaming of new cabinets more and more. However, many homeowners experience sticker shock when they discover how much a new set of custom cabinetry will set them back. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to a full-scale cabinet replacement that can provide you with a more economical solution for your home. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the most common alternatives that you can consider for your home.
Painting Your Cabinets
This is the simplest and most economical solution for updating the look of your bathroom or kitchen cabinets. If you have outdated honey oak cabinets in your home, a fresh coat of white paint can provide an updated style that brightens up your entire kitchen. Depending on the rest of your home’s interior design, gray, navy, and other colors may add a fresh pop of color to the space as well. Painting your cabinets won’t change the layout of your cabinets or the profile of the doors and drawer fronts, so if you’re unhappy with these aspects of your cabinetry, this may not be the right solution for you.
This alternative to cabinet replacement goes a step beyond painting your cabinets. Perhaps you’d like to retain the woodgrain aesthetic or you’re just looking to address cosmetic wear. In this case, cabinet resurfacing may offer the solution you’re looking for. This process involves removing the existing stain and finish from your cabinets and applying a new finish. As with painting your cabinets, you’ll retain the profile of your doors and drawers. This is a more cosmetic update that can address minor dings and dents from general wear and tear. However, any damage that’s more extensive than that may not be fully addressed with cabinet resurfacing.
Taking things yet another step further, cabinet refacing offers more design flexibility and will most closely accomplish the same result as a cabinet replacement project. This process involves replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts entirely while leaving the cabinet boxes intact. You’ll be able to choose a completely new profile for your cabinet doors, while also opting for a different wood species, stain color, and finish option. Your existing cabinet boxes will receive a solid wood veneer application to tie everything together. While the existing framework won’t change, just about every other element of your cabinets can be transformed with a cabinet refacing project, making it the best alternative to a full-scale cabinet replacement.
Choosing Your Cabinet Solution
It’s important to note that all of these alternatives to cabinet replacement require your existing cabinet boxes to be in good shape. If they’re starting to fall apart, made from cheap materials, or configured poorly, a cabinet replacement will likely still be the best option for you to consider. If you’re happy with the layout of your cabinets and the boxes are in good shape, we recommend cabinet refacing as the best alternative to consider.
At Reborn Cabinets, we proudly offer both cabinet replacement and cabinet refacing services for homeowners throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. If you’d like more information on our custom cabinetry solutions, contact us today.