“Refacing” means keeping your existing cabinet boxes but replacing the doors. The benefit of this option is that it can save you money while also having a dramatic impact on the appearance of any room in your home. If you’re looking for a refresh but are happy with your existing layout and the structure of your cabinetry, this is a great alternative to consider.
- Save Money: Pay only the cost of doors and installation, rather than the entire package of putting in new cabinets. Additionally, keeping your existing cabinets allows you to keep your existing countertops as well.
- Convenience: Little or no demolition, less dust/mess, and often no other tradespeople required.
- Least disturbance: Typical refacing projects can be installed in one to three days, whereas full kitchen renovations can take several days to complete.
- Environmental Impact: Keep your existing cabinet boxes out of the landfill by keeping them in your home.
Here are some examples of other things that can be done while refacing your existing kitchen to further enhance its image and functionality:
- Converting base cabinets with full length doors into deep drawer cabinets for greater accessibility.
- Install new knobs or pulls.
- Add crown moulding and/or light rail detail.
- Have glass panels installed in select new doors.
- Replace countertops.
- Cabinets could possibly be moved (re-arranaged) to improve layout.
- Add cabinets to increase storage and work surface area. Popular additions include desk spaces and pantry cabinets.
- Modify cabinets for appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, microwaves, or fans/hood ranges.