Refacing vs Replacing Cabinets

December 18, 2017

A frequent question I often get asked is: Can Stevens Kitchens reface my cabinets? 

 

At this point in time, we do not reface cabinets. We feel that refacing can almost be close to the same amount of money you could get for new cabinets, so why not get new? 

 

Refacing might work well for an investment property that you are renting or a house you may not stay in long term, depending on your viewpoint. When you reface, all you're doing is (at the highest level) replacing door faces and drawer fronts and veneering the boxes. 

 

In many old homes, the layout tends to be outdated. If all you're doing is changing the color of the face, the layout will still be the same. You will not have the opportunity to design your kitchen the way you always wanted it (for form and function). 

 

However, remember that only replacing the "surface" areas still will leave the other parts as old as they are. Depending on various conditions, the wood can deteriorate over time. It's like replacing the shell of a car but not the parts inside.

 

We recommend finding out the cost of both and weighing the pros and cons of getting a new kitchen or bath vs refacing. If the cost is not much greater, then why not have what you really want?

 

Sincerely,

 

Shaina

 

 

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