Reface, Replace, Remodel – Which is Right for You?
Are you tired of the same old dated cabinets and worn look of your kitchen? Are you are wanting something fresh and new. So, what are your options? Should you have your kitchen cabinets refaced? Or should they be replaced? Maybe a total kitchen remodel is called for. How do you decide and what should you consider?
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Reface the outer surfaces of the kitchen cabinets.
Refacing involves changing the outer surfaces of your existing kitchen cabinets. The doors and handles are replaced. The fronts, sides and kicks are resurfaced to match.
Refacing is a good choice if the boxes of your kitchen cabinets are in great condition, you are satisfied with the existing layout, and you just want the look and feel of a new kitchen.
Pros to refacing your kitchen cabinets:
Costs less than replacement or remodel.
Job is completed more quickly.
Less mess, disruption and inconvenience.
Kitchen Cabinet Replacement
Replace all of the cabinetry and countertop.
Kitchen cabinet replacement involves removal of the existing cabinetry. New cabinets and countertops are installed. Cabinet replacement should be your first consideration if your existing cabinetry is old, worn and in disrepair.
A kitchen cabinet replacement project offers an opportunity to do some layout changes if you wish to improve on the functionality of your kitchen.
Pros to replacing your kitchen cabinets:
Costs less than a kitchen remodel.
Some change to the layout is possible.
Opportunity for Improved functionality and work space.
Kitchen disruption is typically less than a week.
Tear down and start a whole new kitchen by design.
A kitchen remodel is an exciting and ambitious project that often involves plumbing, wiring, drywalling, flooring and of course, kitchen cabinetry design, manufacture and installation. The possibilities are limitless and the services of a designer are typically required.
The cost is often much greater with a total kitchen remodel but under many circumstances, may be worth it. Kitchen remodels provide a return on the investment by:
increasing the value of the home,
improving safety and efficiency with better wiring, lighting and outlets,
updating plumbing (if required),
providing a more functional and beautiful kitchen space designed to suit your needs.