Thinking of bringing a little change in the look, feel and functionality of your kitchen without digging a hole in your pocket? Well, you can save money on your kitchen remodeling by refacing its cabinets instead of replacing them. Make use of the below said tips for a perfect makeover of your kitchen!
Finalize your decision first -
Whether you are considering a complete overhaul or just a simple kitchen spruce-up, being sure on the point what to do about your cabinets is one of the most important decisions to make. Replacing the old cabinets into the new one can take around 50% of your complete kitchen remodeling budget but what if you can’t afford spending this much on buying all new cabinets with the latest features and functionality. This is where cabinet refacing soothes the senses.
Three styles of refacing -
In general there are three ways to reface the old cabinets. • Install new wood or laminate veneer over the old cabinets and drawer fronts. • Refinish or paint existing cabinet and drawer fronts. • Install completely new cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
Don’t forget to give The finishing touch -
While all these 3 ways can reface your existing cabinets, determining on which one of these 3 will suit you the best depends on the budget you have. No matter what way you choose for cabinet refacing, don’t forget to complete the look with all new pulls and knobs. Pulls and knobs contribute a lot to the kitchen's style, swapping them out can transform your kitchen look from traditional to modern.
Freshen up from inside and out -
Revamping the cabinets to upgrade its look does not mean to reface the outer look only. You need freshen up its interior also for the perfect makeover. The interior of the cabinets can be painted, sanded or veneered for a completely new look.
Refacing saves money -
Homeowners who have opted for the option of cabinet refacing say that this mini-makeover can give a stereotype kitchen a whole new look at a lower cost than buying all-new cabinets. As a matter of fact refacing can save up to 50% as compared to the cost of replacing.
Refacing saves time too -
Cabinet refacing can be done in too much less time than removing old cabinets and installing new ones. Refacing is indeed an ideal option for many homeowners due to its convenience. During refacing, you need not go for removing the appliances from place. So, the kitchen stays functional while the project of remodeling is on process.
Cabinet refacing is a convenient and cost effective option but it is not an ideal choice for every kitchen makeover. Before finalizing your decision to reface, homeowners need to consider a number of factors like the age, style, look, feel, usability and functionality of the existing cabinets. If the existing ones are not the high-quality cabinets to begin with, you had better to replace the entire piece. Don't spend your money and time to reface the items that are truly worn out.