You’ve been dreaming about a kitchen makeover. If the ticket price is holding you back, consider kitchen cabinet refacing instead of a full replacement. 

When you have your cabinets refaced, you can get a completely transformed space for a fraction of the cost. Your doors and drawer fronts are replaced, while boxes are left intact. They’re simply painted and stained to match. 

This way, there’s less material and labor required and far more savings for you. At the end of it, you’ll get cabinets that look like they just arrived from the factory and a completely refreshed kitchen you’ll love. 

To help you make the most of your kitchen cabinet refacing project, here are a few design tips to keep in mind:

Evaluate Your Cabinet Refacing Options

If you have honey colored or light oak cabinets from the 1990s and early 2000s, it’s time for a change. When you choose refacing it opens up options for a variety of colors. Today’s  fresh, trendy colors include white, gray, blue, black or any color in between. 

You can even go for a two-toned approach, where you have the upper cabinets painted one color and the base cabinets painted another. You can also paint your island cabinets a bold, bright color and leave the balance of your kitchen a more neutral tone. 

Beyond color, there are a range of design styles to take into consideration. Some of the most popular are Shaker, beadboard, and flat front, but many other options are available.

Enhanced features, like fretwork – an ornamental design in the wood – can also be added to create a custom look in your kitchen. You can even opt for finishing techniques, like glazing or antiquing, to further bring your vision to life. 

Consider Interesting Features

If you’d like to add some visual interest to your new kitchen space, consider design elements like open shelving or glass doors. With open shelving, there are different options to choose from, including floating shelves, suspended shelves, and rustic wood shelves with wrought iron brackets. 

In addition, glass doors on a corner cabinet or in one area of your kitchen can open up the space and provide a place to display decorative bowls, dishes, and artwork. You can even add wallpaper in the back of cabinets with glass doors for a pop of color or pattern. Just keep in mind you’ll need to be more organized and intentional about spaces like open shelving and glass-front doors, so they don’t look sloppy or add clutter to your kitchen space. 

For more character and personalization with your kitchen refacing project, you can also add crown molding to your upper cabinets. This will provide a custom flourish that stands out, bringing an element of sophistication to your new cabinets. You can choose from different types of molding, including traditional, stepped, edge and more. You can also add molding that extends to the ceiling.

Get New Hardware When Refacing Kitchen Cabinets 

Despite its small size, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to hardware. For instance, do you want knobs or pulls? Typically, homeowners choose knobs for cabinet doors and pulls for the drawers. However, there are no hard-fast rules in your final choice. You can decide on whatever works for your vision and your space, getting creative in the process.

Beyond deciding on the style of your hardware, you also have to think about color. Common choices include:

  • Black
  • Oil-rubbed bronze
  • Brushed nickel
  • Chrome (polished nickel)
  • Black
  • Brass 

When choosing a color, think about the design style and color you chose for your newly refaced kitchen cabinets, as well as the decor in the rest of your space. This will ensure you make a final selection that complements your cabinets and your kitchen. 

Take Lighting Into Account

When you’re refacing your kitchen cabinets, make sure you’re considering lighting. If you don’t have it, now’s the time to add some under cabinet or interior cabinet lighting for cabinets with glass fronts. 

These additions can enhance your kitchen and help you highlight its beauty. It also serves a practical purpose when you’re cooking, eating, and entertaining. 

Get Started on Your Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Project Today!

Not only is kitchen cabinet refacing far more cost-friendly than a full renovation, but faster, too. In fact, most projects take around five days to complete. You can get back into your kitchen, one that looks brand new, in no time. 

If you’re ready to find out more or want to want to get started, contact your local N-Hance®. We’re here to help you with every step of the process, from making color and design selections to providing top-quality, exceptional craftsmanship on your new doors and drawer fronts. 

We’ll also fix those dents, scratches or other damaged areas on your cabinet boxes and paint or stain them to match. You’ll get a kitchen that looks completely transformed and a space you love spending time in. 

If you’d like to learn more about the many advantages of our kitchen cabinet refacing services, call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today to set up a FREE design consultation.