Should You Reface Your Cabinets or Paint Them? Learn the Pros and Cons of Both Options

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If your cabinets need an overhaul, you have three main options: Replacing them, refacing them, or painting them. Today we will talk about the two more affordable options: Cabinet refacing and cabinet painting. Keep reading to learn the basics and the pros and cons of each one. Then contact Cabinet Magic for your free quote.

What Is Cabinet Refacing?

First, we should make sure you have enough experience with cabinet refacing to truly understand what it is. It involves taking off the door and drawer fronts, along with all the knobs, handles, and hardware, and replacing it with new pieces. In short, any visible part of your cabinet will be replaced or covered with a veneer of a style and color you want.

As you would imagine, painting cabinets consist of just that: Changing the way the cabinets look by adding a layer of oil or latex paint. This can help your kitchen look fresher and more refreshed. However, refacing cabinet has a bigger impact because all the doors and drawer fronts have been replaced – not just painted over.

The Pros and Cons of Painting Your Cabinets

The main advantage of painting your cabinets is that it is cheaper than refacing them. However, when you paint your cabinets you can expect that they will more easily accumulate grease and dust. This makes them difficult to maintain. Note as well that after a few re-paintings, the layers of paint can begin to look clunky and the paint can peel off.

The Pros and Cons of Refacing Your Cabinet

The main negative is that refacing is more expensive than painting. It can also be a longer and messier process – although that is not always the case. A huge advantage of refacing cabinets is the fact that your cabinets will be much easier to clean and maintain. In fact, refacing cabinets can actually increase the lifespan of your cabinets and make them more durable.

You Have Found the Right Company for Help With Refacing or Replacing Your Cabinets

If you decide to reface or replace your cabinets, Cabinet Magic is here to help. With our years of experience, local factory, and commitment to providing the best possible results for you, you are in good hands. Please call us now at 800-570-4194 if you have any questions or would like a free estimate. Whatever your needs are, you can count on us to find the best solution.