Layout: If you have a non-functional kitchen layout, refacing your cabinets is still going to leave that non-functional layout. People often decide that when they want to do a kitchen remodel they want to change around their layout – which is not an option with refacing. So you spend a good amount of money refacing to give your kitchen an updated look, but then you realize it still does not work for you.
Cabinet Box: Maybe you're ok with the same layout in your kitchen, so you think refacing is the best option. When cabinet doors are refaced the cabinet box does not get switched out. If the box is beginning to fall apart even just a little, putting brand new doors on or adding the mass weight of granite tops will not help. We have seen sink areas rotted from water damage, collapse upon granite installation.
Cost: If you decide to reface all of the cabinets in your kitchen, you are probably looking at a cost of about $12,000 to $15,000. For a little bit more, you can get all new cabinetry for your kitchen. Plus, if you only reface then by the time your cabinet boxes deteriorate, you will have to spend more money to replace them. If you add that cost to the original cost you spent for refacing - you could have enjoyed a whole new kitchen remodel.
I understand that refacing may seem like a cost effective solution, but it really isn’t if you look at the comparable prices of refacing completely and replacing completely. And plus when you do a kitchen remodel, wouldn't you like to design something new? Get what you really want? Feel like you're in a new home even if you've lived there for 20 years? These are the types of testimonials we hear all the time from our clients. It benefits you mentally and functionally to compare the entire costs and see what you could really get with your hard earned money!
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