Kitchen remodels are proven to be one of the most effective ways to increase the value of your home, with the return on investment anywhere from 3% to 7%, according to Consumer Reports. But if you don’t have the budget for a total renovation, there is good news. In fact, cabinet refacing offers an easier and more affordable way to get a kitchen that looks like it’s made over, for a fraction of the cost. This means you don’t need a bundle of spare cash lying around to get the cooking space of your dreams and a higher home value in the process.
What Cabinet Refacing Is & How It Saves You Money
Cabinet refacing is simply the process of placing new material on top of the existing cabinet frames by replacing doors and drawer fronts. This provides a more cost-friendly alternative to ripping out cabinets and an especially beneficial one if you already like the flow and floor plan within your kitchen. In fact, according to the website Home Advisor, cabinet refacing is typically 30% to 50% less expensive than fully replacing cabinets.
What’s more is that when you’re not spending large amounts of money on your cabinets, you’ll have room left over in your budget for other aspects of your kitchen. For instance, you could refinish the floors, add new countertops, update the lighting, or hire a professional painter to give the wall color a fresh coat of paint.
In addition, if you replace your cabinets completely, but aren’t planning on redoing your countertops or floors, as well, you could wind up damaging them in the process. If this happens, then you could get hit with the cost of a complete kitchen overhaul even if you only budgeted for the replacement of your cabinets. It’s an expense you might not be prepared for. Cabinet refacing, on the other hand, totally avoids this risk, so you get the look you want without damage to your existing kitchen.
An Even More Cost-Effective Approach to Cabinet Refacing…
When it comes to traditional cabinet refacing, there are some downsides. For instance, if you have an older home with original wood cabinets and you use lower quality materials to reface their surface, your home value will take a hit, even though you might save a little bit upfront. Whether you’re planning to sell in the near future or not, it’s still a decision that will impact your finances.
Likewise, when you choose traditional cabinet refacing, you could also shorten the lifespan of your cabinets, especially when it comes to the cabinet boxes. This is because they’re often resurfaced with thermofoil or wood veneers, which might provide a close visual match, but doesn’t stand up as well to everyday wear and tear.
However, with N-Hance®, we take a simpler, more affordable approach to cabinet refacing, one that also gives your kitchen that brand new look you want in a way that’s high-quality, too.
With our cabinet refacing services, you’ll get new cabinet doors and drawer faces; but rather than using veneers on the boxes, we refinish them so everything matches. While traditional cabinet refacing can cost anywhere from $10,000-$15,000, our approach will customize your kitchen cabinets, updating and upgrading them in the process for a fraction of that cost. As a result, you’ll have even more room in your budget for those new appliances or a fresh backsplash.
Beyond saving you money, our process offers many other advantages, including:
It Takes Less Time & is More Convenient
Refacing your cabinets in the traditional way can take several days and even weeks. By refacing your cabinets with our approach, you can give your kitchen a fresh face in a day or two. Our process relies on N-Hance’s Lightspeed® Instant-Cure Wood Refinishing. This has minimal odor and dries quickly, enabling us to complete the job in half the time of traditional cabinet refacing. As a result, life doesn’t get disrupted for as long, all with less of a mess for you to deal with afterward.
It’s Highly Durable & Holds Up to Daily Use
Even though our process is faster, it will give your cabinets the same durability and lifespan as that offered by high-quality, factory finished cabinets. In fact, our process cures wood surfaces using ultraviolet light, giving them an extra layer of durability.
It’s Healthier for Your Home & Family
By using N-Hance for your cabinet refacing, you’re also choosing an approach that’s healthier. With our new Lightspeed Plus™ anti-microbial UV finish, we can cut down on the growth of bacteria, including E. Coli and Staph, on cabinets by 99%*.
At the same time, our process does not result in a lot of dust in your home, so you don’t have to worry about you and your family breathing it in. Our high-performance, water-based polyurethane finishes even have fewer Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Whatever you’re interested in, whether it’s traditional cabinet refacing or the N-Hance approach, we suggest contacting the team at your local N-Hance. We’ll walk you step-by-step through our process and explain more about our custom color finishes, styles, timeframes, and cost. You’ll get the details you need to make the right decision moving forward.
Contact your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today to request a FREE estimate and learn why our approach to cabinet refacing is more cost-friendly.
* Based on results from an independent lab using Lightspeed Plus™ anti-microbial U.V. finish.