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Should You Reface Or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets?

April 27, 2023

Remodeling your kitchen isn’t something you do every day. It’s a big project that requires investment, planning, and time. And if you’re considering a kitchen remodel in the weeks or months to come, you have some decisions to make.

One of the biggest of those decisions is what to do about your kitchen cabinets. Let’s explore your options:

When Should You Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Kitchen cabinet refacing typically consists of covering the exterior surfaces of your cabinets with new veneers, moldings, and hardware. If your current cabinets are in great condition, this can be a viable option. It oftentimes costs two-thirds the price of replacing your entire kitchen cabinetry and a much shorter time frame. However, it does come with its drawbacks.

First and foremost, you are unable to change the current layout of your kitchen if it doesn’t fulfill your current needs. Many things will need to stay the same, including spaces for appliances, sink styles and space, and number of drawers. Secondly, outdated door profiles and drilled holes will have to stay largely the same as they were in your previous design. Though refacing may seem like the easier option, it can be just as difficult as replacing your cabinets would be.

When Should You Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Often, custom-quality kitchen cabinet boxes are made of heavy, high quality hardwood that are absolutely worth saving. But if this isn’t the case, or if your kitchen layout and configuration isn’t meeting your needs, replacing your cabinetry may be your best option. With the freedom to completely redesign your cabinetry options, you can choose not only new colors, door styles, and sizes, but also make space to upgrade your appliances. However, as you would expect, the ability to redesign and remake your kitchen without limitations inevitably leads to a full kitchen remodel, which in turn comes with a large price tag.

Kitchen cabinet replacements involve tearing out all the existing material, all the way back to the walls and floor, and rebuilding the cabinetry to a new design with modern materials in the exact style and color you prefer. It’s much more involved and takes more time. In the long-run, though, adding accessories such as a trash pullout, soft-close drawers, and a stand-mixer pullout can provide you with the kitchen of your dreams. New cabinets also come with a warranty and an upgrade in the quality of construction.

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Remodeling your kitchen can breathe new life and excitement into your home, add to your home’s value, and give you a much more comfortable and functional experience at home.

For great material options, designs, and pricing, visit our Design Center today. We’ve devoted more than 2,600 square feet to the latest and greatest kitchen and bath products and offer both design assistance and installation services to meet your needs. Make an appointment with one of our design specialists to talk about your next project.

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