Is Refacing Your Cabinets the Right Choice for Your Home? Learn About the Pros and Cons

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There are many reasons clients come to Cabinet Magic to learn about cabinet refacing. We always provide honest advice and that advice is often that refacing is the right choice. Why? Keep reading to learn why. Remember that it is not right for everyone and you can always count on us to tell you the truth. In fact, you can learn both the pros and cons by continuing to read. Then call us at 800-570-4194 with any questions.

Pro: Cabinet Refacing Is Much More Affordable

The thing that generally first attracts people to this option is the fact that it is so affordable. In fact, it can cost as little as half as much as it would cost to replace the cabinets outright. Keep in mind that this all depends on the specifics of the project, so it’s wise to get a free quote before you make up your mind. That said, it is always going to be cheaper to reface your cabinets than replace them.

Con: It Can’t Fix a Bad Design

The main situation in which we recommend new cabinets vs. refacing is a situation in which you do not like the layout (or design) of your kitchen. Refacing is just what it sounds like – taking the “face” of your cabinets off and replacing them with new materials. If your kitchen layout is the problem, then this won’t fix it.

Pro: Refacing Is Much Faster

Not only is facing more affordable but it takes much less time. Having new cabinets installed can take weeks, and during those weeks you might not have access to your kitchen. On the other hand, refacing generally takes a week or less, which means less time without your kitchen.

Con: You Can Still Spend a Lot

Sometimes a homeowner will have a budget for replacing their cabinets, discover how much more affordable refacing is, and then assume they can spend as much as they want on other aspects of their cabinets. For example, they might spend extra on exotic veneers and hardware to the point that they are not saving any money at all.

Pro: It’s an Eco-Friendly Option

Depending on what your current cabinets are made of, if you replace them they might just end up in a landfill. If your cabinets, they might have materials in them that are toxic to groundwater. Remember that the three Rs of being eco-friendly are: Reuse, recycle, and reduce. Refacing your cabinets helps you both reuse and reduce.

If you have questions, we are proud to offer a free in-home estimate. You can contact Cabinet Magic at 800-570-4194 to learn more about your options.