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Saving Money with Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Want to remodel your kitchen but think I would be to costly? Then consider kitchen cabinet refacing.

The cost of kitchen cabinet refacing is considerably less than the
cost of completely gutting your kitchen and in a much shorter time

Kitchen cabinet refacing can be a terrific option to
consider if you want a whole new look to your kitchen without breaking
your budget. Kitchen cabinet refacing usually includes covering the
exterior surface of your existing cabinets with a new laminate. The old
doors and drawer fronts are then replaced with new custom-made doors
and drawer fronts. The types of cabinet front choices are laminate and
solid wood.

Most homeowners intend to keep the layout of their
kitchen the same particularly if the kitchen is well designed, well
built and functional. So there is really no reason to tear the cabinets
out. A new kitchen project can leave your kitchen unusable for a long
as six weeks.

Kitchen cabinet refacing can range from simply
repainting existing cabinets and drawer fronts and updating hardware to
stripping cabinet doors and applying veneer or other decorative
elements. Refacing can also include completely replacing cabinet doors
in a new style using new materials.

By remodeling a kitchen you
should expect to see a return on your initial investment of from 75 to
130 percent. You should find that depending on how old they are the
existing cabinets are often of better quality construction than those
made by today’s standards. That is especially true or the quality
sturdier cabinets you will find in vintage homes.

You can save a
substantial amount by updating your existing cabinets since they are
already installed, leveled, finished, and operational.

By going with a kitchen cabinet refacing instead of
replacing the cabinetry you will actually be getting all the advantages
of a major custom remodeling job at a much more affordable price.

new kitchen cabinetry can be expensive, kitchen cabinet refacing can be
a viable alternative since it can save you anywhere from 33-60% off the
cost of putting in new kitchen cabinets. The cost of kitchen cabinet
refacing will depend on the number of cabinets, the cabinet veneer and
the hardware choices (hinges door knobs, etc.). The average cost of
kitchen cabinet refacing can run about $7,500.

Some other
advantage of kitchen cabinet refacing includes: the work can be done in a
very short time (a day or two). It is a more affordable and faster way
of achieving a new fresh look for your kitchen than a complete
remodeling job. Provides the kitchen with a whole new and fresh
appearance. It also increases the home’s value.

Also with new
kitchen cabinet hardware added to your kitchen cabinet refacing job will
the newly refaced cupboards look like brand new custom built cabinets
including better functionality with the intallation of roll-out shelves,
better drawer slides and storage.

In most kitchens the cabinetry
provides the most visible area and therefore greatly influences the
style and design of the kitchen. If the cabinets are dark the kitchen
will feel darker. If the cabinets are scuffed and old looking this will
make the kitchen look older and outdated. Kitchen cabinet refacing can
do a lot to improve the look of the kitchen. Since only the outside
surface of the cabinets are replaced

the work can be done in less time and at considerably less expense.