If you’re tired of your kitchen and you want a major makeover, but you don’t want to replace everything you own, you may be considering just changing the look of your cabinets. After all, a few gallons of paint, some new cabinet hardware, and a couple of hours of hard work is all it takes – right? The truth may be quite far from that. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of painting versus refacing your kitchen cabinets.
Start by understanding what cabinet refacing is
First and foremost, let’s take a look at what cabinet refacing really is: It’s an affordable way to create a truly new looking kitchen at a fraction of the price. When you choose Cabinet Magic for your cabinet refacing needs, we use the frames of your cabinets and add new fronts, doors, drawers, etc. We use a factory finished three-ply hardwood paneling or wood veneer. We then match these custom-made pieces with decorative handles, new hinges – whatever you need. The result is a kitchen that looks brand new.
Painting your cabinets has several risks
Before you decide to paint your cabinets, consider the potential risks. First of all, it requires a lot more skill than you may realize. When a non-professional does their own painting – without professional-quality tools and resources – it can end up looking blotchy and uneven. Streaks are likely, and it’s easy to stain handles and hinges too.
A painted cabinet is also much harder to maintain than refaced cabinets. Why? Because painted on cabinets attracts dust, dirt, and grime. When paint is exposed, you can end up having to vigorously scrub it or use harmful cleaners – both of which can strip the paint away. Most people find that their painted cabinets need to be sealed and prepared beforehand, otherwise they end up peeling and flaking.
There are numerous benefits to cabinet refacing
There are a number of reasons that cabinet refacing is often a better choice. First, it’s risk-free. When you turn to the professionals like Cabinet Magic, you can count on exceptional work. Second, these refaced cabinets are very easy to clean. Finally, you have the benefit of a quick, nearly mess-free experience versus the days or even weeks it may take you to paint your cabinets.
Comparing the cost of painting versus refinishing
Of course, many people who are considering both options are concerned about one thing: The price. This is a situation in which it’s essential to look at long-term costs. At Cabinet Magic, we can provide quality services that will help your cabinets last for years to come. With the professional results we offer, your property value is likely to do nothing but go up after we’ve installed your refaced cabinets.
On the other hand, if you paint your own cabinets and try to sell your house, you can bet that savvy buyers know they’ve been painted. This can dramatically reduce what your home is worth because it’s just gone from move-in-ready to a fixer-upper. At Cabinet Magic, we recommend you call us right away at 800-828-4380 to find out how affordable it really is to have your cabinets refaced.