Cabinet Refacing Versus Cabinet Refinishing – Which Is Best for Your Remodel?

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If you are going to remodel your kitchen and are not sure what the best option is for your cabinets, we suggest you keep reading to learn about the pros and cons of both cabinet refinishing and cabinet refacing. If you have questions or would like to get a free quote, contact Cabinet Magic at 800-570-4194 at your earliest convenience.

Neither Is the Right Choice if Your Cabinet Units Are Damaged or Have Structural Issues

The first thing to know is that neither cabinet refacing nor cabinet refinishing is going to be the answer to your needs if your cabinets are damaged or have structural issues. Remember that these are both solutions that do not change the shape or layout of your kitchen. They both require that the “bones” of your cabinets are in the right place and are in good shape.

Learn About Cabinet Resurfacing

Resurfacing a cabinet involves using vinyl laminate, rigid thermofoil, and wood veneers. To resurface the cabinet, you will likely replace the drawer or the door to get the best results. This option involves changing just the surface of the door and not the door itself.

Learn About Cabinet Refacing

On the other hand, cabinet refacing actually gets rid of all the doors and drawers and replaces them with new ones – but only on the face. This means that the “bones” of your cabinets will remain. We will remove the cabinet faces and replace them with new ones of a material, color, and style of your choosing. We can also add unique hardware for a totally new look. One of the biggest advantages of cabinet refacing is that it costs as much as 30% less than replacing your cabinets.

You Can Only Refinish Certain Materials

Another advantage of refacing versus refinishing is that you can reface any cabinets while the same cannot be said of refinishing. You will not be able to refinish a cabinet that is made from thermofoil or laminate because you cannot strip the color of them – and this is the first step of refinishing. Those materials are not even able to be sanded, and paint does not stick to the surface. In short, they are easy to clean but virtually impossible to improve.

Call Today to Get Answers on How to Best Update Your Kitchen

At Cabinet Magic, we have many years of experience helping our clients gain the kitchen of their dreams. If you are ready to be our next client or to find out what your best options are, we invite you to contact Cabinet Magic at 800-570-4194. We are standing by to provide you with a free quote and a better understanding of what options will work best for you.