You love your granite countertops. The problem is down below with the cabinets. They’re old, ugly or worn-out. What can you do? Kitchen cabinet refacing provides the solution. Below are some frequently asked questions about this service.
What is Kitchen Cabinet Refacing?
Kitchen cabinet refacing is a process during which the drawer fronts and doors are replaced with new custom ones, while the cabinet boxes are left intact. These are then refinished or painted in the same color as the new cabinet doors and drawers to ensure a seamless match. You can also choose different hardware, such as knobs and pulls, that better suits your current style.
Why Consider Kitchen Cabinet Refacing?
Perhaps you purchased a new home and the previous owner revamped the kitchen. The granite countertops are gorgeous, but the cabinets just aren’t your style. Or maybe you don’t have enough in your budget to cover the cost of a full renovation.
Whatever the case, with kitchen cabinet refacing, you have an option that provides flexibility along with customization. This approach will help you achieve a look that is completely brand new without the hefty price tag of a total remodel. It’s also a way to preserve the granite counters you love, while completely transforming the cabinets underneath them.
What Are the Benefits of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Vs. a Renovation?
The best part of refacing kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them completely is that you’ll get a brand new look at a fraction of the cost. You’ll have more left over in your budget to spend on other areas, such as with new flooring, hiring a professional painter, or installing a new tile backsplash.
In addition, you’ll still be able to choose from a wide range of door styles, paint colors, and finishing techniques, just as you would with a full renovation. This ensures you’re able to bring your vision to life in a way you love.
For instance, one popular choice today is to create a two-tone look, using one color for the bottom cabinets and another for the upper ones. Another trend with cabinet refacing is to pick a bright or bold color for the kitchen island and a more neutral one for the balance of the cabinets. Regardless of your style, your options are truly endless with kitchen cabinet refacing.
Another benefit? Refacing your kitchen cabinets is also more sustainable. Rather than ripping out and discarding old cabinets in a landfill, you’re able to repurpose a large portion of them. This preserves trees, saves on fossil fuels, and contributes to a reduction in greenhouse gases.
Finally, kitchen cabinet refacing offers a much faster turnaround than with a renovation. You’ll be able to enjoy your new cabinets in just days with less mess than a complete cabinet renovation. This translates into less down time and disruption for you and your family.
Can I Just Have My Counters Removed & Reinstalled on New Cabinets
Granite is an ideal surface for kitchens because it’s so durable. Under the regular wear and tear it endures in a kitchen, it’s unlikely to get scratched or damaged.
However, if you try to remove the counter in order to replace the cabinets beneath, it will put a level of stress on them that can lead to cracks or other damage. Once that happens, these are nearly impossible to repair, meaning you’ll have to replace your counters, as well.
With kitchen cabinet refacing, you don’t have to worry about this. The cabinet boxes supporting the granite countertops are left in place. The doors and drawers are simply removed. As a result, you won’t have any cracks or damage to deal with.
How Do I Choose the Right Look to Match My Granite Counters?
When you work with a professional team like N-Hance®, it’s easy. We have design experts who will talk with you about your style, your vision, and your budget. They can make recommendations that are right for you. For instance:
- If you have a granite pattern that’s especially bold, you don’t want it to compete with clashing cabinets. Instead, a classic neutral color, like cream or ivory color, is always a wise option.
- If, however, your granite countertops are black, then you want cabinets that will contrast them. White is timeless, as are lighter colors, such as blue and gray tones.
- Likewise, if you have counters that are lighter in color, then a darker or richer option will offset them and make a dramatic statement.
If you have questions or concerns, our designers can educate and guide you, so you understand every option and the considerations that come with each one. You’ll also be able to get price quotes and view samples in your home, so you can compare it to your granite countertops and ensure you’re making the best final selection.
Once you’re ready to move forward with your kitchen cabinet refacing project, you can rest assured we will go the extra mile to ensure your countertops are completely protected. There won’t be any splatters, splashes, or other materials on them, so they’re pristine for the final reveal.
If you’d like to take advantage of all that kitchen cabinet refacing can offer – while keeping granite counters intact – call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today for a FREE estimate.