Your kitchen or bath could use a serious upgrade. The question is: should you simply reface cabinets or bite the bullet and splurge for a total renovation?
You might be surprised to know that if you reface your cabinets instead of ripping them out, you can get the best of all worlds; a brand new aesthetic, along with some other substantial benefits. Here’s a look at a few of them:
Benefit #1: It’s Cost-Friendly
When it comes to redoing your kitchen or bathroom, you probably don’t have an unlimited budget. Whether you reface or renovate, cabinets are going to be a big portion of the total expense. But how big of a bite do you want to take out of your wallet with them?
This depends on what you’re comfortable with; however, if you choose to reface cabinets you can save significantly. In fact, a full-scale cabinet replacement will cost anywhere from 150% to 250% more than the cost of refacing. This can be a huge amount of money, with the exact figure dependent on many factors, including the size of your space, the materials you choose, whether you decide to add any unique finishes, and more.
On top of that, when you reface your cabinets, you’ll not only save money, but be able to spend it elsewhere. This means you can upgrade other areas like lighting, paint color, the sink, or your appliances. You can also consider new countertops or even refinish the floors. This way, you can get more from your budget and your space than if you were to move ahead with a total renovation.
Benefit #2: It’s Convenient
If you’re overhauling your entire kitchen or bath, it will likely be unusable for weeks. Not only do the old cabinets need to be ripped out, but appliances moved and other changes made throughout the space.
This can be especially inconvenient if you have small children. It can also be messy and dangerous since wood particles from a renovation project can get trapped in the lungs and potentially lead to harmful health conditions.
When you choose to reface cabinets instead of replacing them, the job can often be completed in five days or fewer. There’s also no mess or odor left behind, causing less disruption and risk. You’ll essentially give your space a mini-makeover in a short amount of time, without the mess and with added convenience.
Benefit #3: It’s Easier on the Environment
When you reface cabinets instead replacing them entirely, you’re choosing an option that’s easier on the environment. There won’t be as much waste from your renovation project and fewer natural resources are used to reface cabinets versus building new ones from scratch. It also limits the impact on the environment by lowering the use of fossil fuels since less materials will need to be transported. It’s truly a win for you and for the planet.
Benefit #4: It Still Offers Plenty of Options
If you think that deciding to reface your cabinets instead of replacing them entirely will limit your options, think again. In fact, with today’s choices, there are almost a limitless array of selections to consider:
- This includes the actual style of your drawers and doors, whether more traditional or, on the other end of the spectrum, contemporary.
- It also includes endless colors, ranging anywhere from whites and creams to vibrant options, like bright red, sage green, or deep blue.
- Finally, there’s other finishes to consider, such as antiquing or glazing. These all combine to give you many different ways to bring out the best in your space and get new cabinets that you love.
All these benefits might leave you wondering if there is any instance when it might be better to consider a total renovation? If your cabinets simply aren’t functional in the way they store your items or in the way your kitchen or bathroom flows.
For instance, if cabinets are not tall or wide enough for your pots and pans, or if your kitchen or bath is laid out in a way that’s awkward, then it makes sense to rip everything out and start from scratch. Keeping a design layout that is not functional will simply waste your time and money. Instead, consider a total renovation and get a space that works for you and is beautiful, too.
Reface Your Cabinets with the Experts at N-Hance
If you’d like to learn more about the many ways you can benefit from choosing to reface your cabinets rather than replace them, contact N-Hance. We can walk you through our entire process, step-by-step, so you fully understand what to expect in terms of cost and timeline.
In addition, our designers can help you navigate your way through all your different choices, from style and color to finishes and more. This ensures the end product you get is one that you’ll enjoy for many years to come.
To get started and find out more about how we can reface cabinets in a way that’s easy and affordable, call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today to request a FREE estimate.