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Your Guide to Cabinet Refacing in 2021

Guide to Cabinet Refacing

The cost of a full-scale kitchen remodel can easily run to tens of thousands of dollars and take weeks to complete. It’s no wonder that so many homeowners seek out more cost- and time-efficient alternatives. Cabinet refacing is one such option that provides homeowners a way to quickly and affordably transform their kitchen cabinets. But is this service right for you? Find out by reading our comprehensive guide to cabinet refacing.

Understanding the Process

It’s important to understand what kitchen and bathroom cabinet refacing is and isn’t. The process involves leaving the cabinet boxes in place and replacing only the doors and drawer fronts. A matching veneer or laminate material is then applied to the cabinet boxes, creating a coherent look and making your cabinetry look brand-new.

Cabinet refacing is a great option when your cabinets are slightly worn or outdated, as it can completely transform their look. However, if your cabinetry is badly damaged or you’d like to change the layout of your kitchen, a cabinet replacement might be a better fit.

Getting Inspired

The cost savings associated with cabinet refacing don’t come at the expense of customization. Before you get started on your project, take the time to search the internet and your favorite home décor magazines for ideas that you can bring with you to a design consultation. You may be surprised at just how flexible cabinet refacing is. Doing some research will help you express your unique design sensibilities.

Determining Costs & Timelines

You’re sure to be impressed with the savings that cabinet refacing can provide over a traditional remodel or cabinet replacement. For reference, consider the following project costs and timelines:

Kitchen Remodeling Costs & Timelines

A floor-to-ceiling kitchen remodel in 2021 can cost anywhere from under $20,000 to well over $50,000 depending on factors such as the size of the kitchen and the materials you choose. Additionally, kitchen remodeling typically has a long timeline for completion, with projects lasting several weeks or even months. It’s also important to keep in mind that you’ll likely lose the use of your kitchen for at least part of this project.

Cabinet Replacement Costs & Timelines

The cost of cabinet replacement varies widely and, in 2021, the typical cost range is anywhere from $100 to $1,500 per linear foot. The final cost will depend on labor requirements, including the removal of old cabinets, as well as whether you choose stock, semi-custom, or custom cabinets. The project timeline for cabinet replacement can vary as well, and you should expect to have limited use of your kitchen while the installation is underway.

Cabinet Refacing Costs & Timelines

In 2021, cabinet refacing remains one of the most affordable and convenient ways to update your cabinets. With so many options, a cabinet refacing project can vary widely in price. However, you can expect to pay significantly less than you would with a replacement or remodel. Plus, the best companies can reface your cabinets in just a few days without limiting access to your kitchen. To ensure your project is a success, determine a budget you’re comfortable with while considering factors such as how cabinet refacing can help increase the resale value of your home.

Choosing the Right Company

As with any home improvement project, cabinet refacing materials vary widely in quality, as does the workmanship of companies that offer this service. To get the best value for your investment, you should aim to hire a company with extensive experience, not just with cabinetry, but with cabinet refacing specifically. Indeed, refacing cabinets is a niche craft that requires specialized training and expertise to complete correctly.

Beyond experience, you should make sure the company you hire offers plenty of customization options to ensure it can match your vision. Additionally, ask about the materials used, how the products are manufactured, and the installation process. The best cabinet refacing companies will also provide you with a written warranty that guarantees the quality of their services.

Customizing Your Project

You have some basic ideas of what you’d like to achieve with your cabinet refacing project, you have a budget in place, and you’ve found a company you trust to complete the project. Now comes the fun part. If you’ve chosen the right company, you’ll have a virtually limitless combination of options to choose from. These might include door styles, hardwood and Thermafoil veneer materials, stain and paint colors, and hardware options. Additionally, you might want to consider using your cabinet refacing project to enhance your cabinets’ functionality by including upgrades, such as soft-close hinges.

Caring for Your Updated Cabinets

If your cabinets have been refaced properly, they should require minimal care and be able to stand up to daily use, heat, moisture, and other conditions that are common in the kitchen and bathroom. However, be sure to ask how to clean your cabinetry without damaging the finish to ensure it continues to look great year after year.

Partner With Reborn Cabinets

Reborn Cabinets is a pioneer in cabinet refacing and has completed this project for countless satisfied customers since 1983. We use only premium materials and manufacturer components at our own state-of-the-art facility, allowing for maximum customization. What’s more, all projects are completed by trained and certified specialists who share our passion for the craft of cabinet refacing.

2021 can finally be the year you transform your kitchen into the space you’ve always dreamed of. If you’re ready to start your design consultation or you have questions not covered in your guide to cabinet refacing, contact Reborn Cabinets today.

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