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Is It Better to Reface or Replace Kitchen Cabinets?

Overhead cabinets along with cabinets under the counter top in a modern kitchen.

Cabinet refacing and cabinet replacement are two popular kitchen renovation options that can have a transformative effect on the entire space. After all, your kitchen cabinets take up the majority of the room’s visual space, so updating this key component can create a completely different look and feel. But is it better to reface or replace your kitchen cabinets? In this overview, we’ll help you understand the differences between these two options so that you can make the decision that’s just right for your home.

Cabinet Refacing & Cabinet Replacement: What’s the Difference?

Cabinet replacement is a straightforward process that involves removing all of your existing cabinetry and installing new ones in place. The new cabinets may be custom-made to fit your space or they may be pre-fabricated in standard sizes and then installed based on what fits best. Either option provides you with completely new cabinets for your home.

Meanwhile, cabinet refacing is a less invasive option. This process involves leaving your existing cabinet framework in place, applying a veneer onto the cabinet boxes, and replacing just the cabinet doors and drawer fronts. With cabinet refacing, it will look like you have entirely new cabinets!

When to Choose a Cabinet Replacement

Cabinet replacement is the way to go if you have your heart set on redesigning the configuration of your existing cabinetry. If the layout of your kitchen cabinetry is a sore point for you or you wish you had a larger set of cabinets in your bathroom, you’ll need to start by removing what’s in place before you can make these types of changes. Therefore, a cabinet replacement will be the right option for you.

You may also want to choose a cabinet replacement project if the structural integrity of your existing cabinet boxes isn’t there. While refacing provides a brand-new look and feel that eliminates old, worn-down cabinet doors and surfaces, it relies on the existing cabinet boxes being in good enough condition to continue being used. If your cabinets are falling off the walls, deteriorating on the inside, or otherwise damaged, cabinet replacement will provide you with a better and more lasting solution.

When to Choose Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing is a better option if you’re happy with the layout of your cabinetry and are simply looking for a facelift. It’s also a better option if you’re trying to stay on a budget, as refacing is typically much more affordable than replacing your cabinets. Additionally, cabinet refacing takes less time, which offers better convenience. If the idea of turning your kitchen into an unusable construction zone for weeks or months on end, you’ll be happy to know that cabinet refacing will take just three days to complete.

Learn More with Reborn Cabinets

At Reborn Cabinets, we proudly offer cabinet replacement and refacing services to suit your needs. Specializing in custom cabinetry for homeowners throughout the region, we are pleased to be your trusted source for kitchen and bathroom cabinet refacing and replacement. Contact us today to learn more about whether a cabinet refacing or replacement project is the better choice for your home.

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