Painting Versus Refacing: Which Is the Right Option for Your Cabinets?

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If you know that your kitchen cabinets have seen better days then you might be comparing cabinet refacing and painting them yourself. Either option has its pros and cons and there is no right or wrong answer. Read on to learn about both choices and then contact Cabinet Magic at 800-570-4194 with any questions or to schedule a free in-home estimate.

The Advantages of Painting Your Cabinets

First and foremost, painting cabinets is likely to be the most affordable option. That said, just because it is the lowest price does not mean that it is the best overall value. Second, painting your cabinets gives you total control over the outcome. If you are a master painter then this is good news. If you are not, then this could actually be a disadvantage. Finally, if you paint your own cabinets you can do it on your own schedule.

The Advantages of Refacing Your Cabinets

If you like the way your cabinets are laid out, but you want something that looks fresh and new, then you have already found the biggest advantage of cabinet refacing: You get a brand-new look for a fraction of the price of replacing them. Compared to painting, it might be more expensive but you are not just covering an old cabinet with paint. We actually remove the current cabinet faces and replace them with brand-new models.

If you are a person who considers the eco-friendliness of projects then you should remember that refacing your cabinets is one way to keep them out of the landfill. After all, if the bones of your cabinets are still working, why throw them in the trash?

The Advantages of Replacing Your Cabinets

Of course, there is a third option: Replacing your cabinets altogether. This is not the right option for everyone, but if you are willing to pay to get the best possible outcome then this could be the right option for you. The main advantage is that you can have your cabinets installed wherever you want and however you want them. You can choose new materials or stick with the materials you have. This option is the costliest but also gives you the most control.

Which Is the Right Option for You?

As you can see, there is no right option that works for everyone. If you want the absolute cheapest option, you can paint them yourself, but you are likely to get the worst results. If you have a much larger budget, then it might make sense to replace your cabinets. If you want something that is both affordable and gives you great results, then cabinet refacing might be the right choice. Contact Cabinet Magic now at 800-570-4194 to learn more about how we can help you.