Kitchen Cabinet Refacing is a brand new exterior for your cabinets without the expense of new cabinets!
It's the outside of your cabinets that gets the wear and tear, and whose style may be out-of-date. Kitchen Cabinet Refacing (in a nutshell) covers the outside of the cabinet with a new ply of wood, allows you to replace the drawer boxes if you want, and gives you all-new cabinet doors and drawer-fronts. All hinges, moldings, knobs, and handles are brand new. Simply, everything you see with the doors closed is brand new.
The cabinet interiors remain unchanged. Your cabinet boxes are probably solid wood and custom-made for your kitchen, and they are already in place. When you reface, the cabinets remain in place; your walls are not damaged. Alarm, phone, microwave ductwork, lighting, cable, or plumbing lines which may run through your cabinets are undisturbed.
You don't change the footprint or wallprint of your cabinets so you are not forced to redo floors, wallpaper, tile, or paint unless you want to. The appliances, counter, sink, disposal, and faucet do not need to be removed. Granite counters do not need to be disturbed. This is why you save so much money!