To Reface or Replace: Get the Pros and Cons to Both Options for Your Kitchen Cabinets

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Kitchen cabinets severe many purposes within a home, the main two of which are as a place to store items and as a main visual component of a kitchen. If you have noticed that your cabinets no longer look their best, or you are considering remodeling your kitchen and your current cabinet style will not fit, then you may be wondering: Is it better to replace or reface my cabinets?

The answer is: It depends. Keep reading and Cabinet Magic will cover some of the main pros and cons of each, along with how they work. When you are ready for a quote or to learn more about how we can help, call us at 800-570-4194.

The Pros and Cons of Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets

If you do not want to completely remodel your kitchen, then kitchen refacing is likely the best option. It allows you to renew the way your cabinets look but does not require you to tear down the entire cabinet. This saves both time and money – not to mention hassle.

The process is fairly simple. At Cabinet Magic we measure your cabinets and build new faces in our La Habra CA factory. Think of this like changing the skin of your cabinets – you can choose from a nearly infinite number of patterns, styles, colors and finishes. This is a great way to truly update the look of your cabinets without worrying about any type of demolition.

This is an especially good idea for families with limited budgets. Why? Because refacing cabinets can case as much as 50% less than replacing the cabinets altogether. That said, it is not a great choice if you do want to remodel your entire kitchen, or if you want your cabinets moved to another area of your kitchen or otherwise rearranged.

The Pros and Cons of Replacing Your Kitchen Cabinets

While kitchen cabinet refacing may be the most affordable option to update your kitchen, it’s not always a realistic possibility. It only works if the structure of your cabinets is in good condition and allows for refacing. If you have damaged cabinets, there are signs of rust, or they are falling apart, then it is likely that refacing while not work for you.

If you are doing a whole kitchen remodel and want larger cabinets or cabinets that have a different layout, then replacing them can be a great option. The main disadvantages to replacing your cabinets is that it costs significantly more, requires a lot more work, and can be a hassle.

The good news is that no matter which option you choose, you can count on Cabinet Magic to be here for you. We can help with all kitchen remolding projects and are happy to assess your cabinets so you can make the right choice for your needs.