Refacing / Retrofitting
Should you reface or replace your cabinets? We get asked this question quite often. Before making the decision to reface rather than replace, there are some things you need to consider.
First, what exactly is cabinet refacing? Refacing is a way to update your cabinets to give your kitchen a newly remodeled look without disrupting the current layout.
There are two primary ways to reface cabinets:
- Paint existing cabinet boxes and install new painted door and drawer fronts.
- Veneer cabinet boxes and install completely new cabinet doors and drawer fronts. This option can be done in both stain or paint.
Second, how old are your cabinets? Are they high-quality cabinets that you don’t want to remove? You need to thoroughly inspect the interiors of your existing cabinets for any sign of water damage from plumbing, excessive wear and tear or faulty construction. If they are not high-quality cabinets to begin with, it may make more sense to replace than spend money to reface a cabinet that is truly worn-out.
Are you looking for major design or layout changes? Do you wish for deeper cabinets to hold your sauce pans or tall enough to accommodate your cookie trays? To achieve these changes, starting over and replacing your cabinets may be a better option for you.
Do you love your kitchen layout but hate your cabinet color or style? You can achieve these objectives and give your kitchen a facelift with refacing.
Did you purchase new appliances that won’t fit into your old space? Do you want to add just a few cabinets to your existing layout? Do you want to remove a peninsula or possibly add an island? Adjusting any room in your home to accommodate current needs is an exclusive specialty of Cabinet-S-Top.