If your kitchen or bathroom cabinets are starting to look a little worn, you might be thinking about hiring a professional cabinet refinishing service. Professional refinishers can restore the original color and luster of your cabinets, without the hassle of DIY refinishing, and for much less than you’d spend refacing or replacing your cabinets.

The pros of a professional refinishing service will usually outweigh the cons. That said, there can be downsides to hiring a traditional refinishing service.

The good news? With modern refinishing services, like N-Hance®, you can enjoy the benefits of professional cabinet refinishing without the problems of traditional refinishing.

The Typical Pros & Cons of Professional Cabinet Refinishing

There’s a ton of good reasons to hire a professional cabinet refinishing service. But if you hire a traditional refinisher, the benefits of refinishing will come with a few drawbacks.


  • Cheaper than Refacing or Replacing. Hiring a cabinet refinishing service is a cost-effective way to refresh scuffed, scratched, or faded cabinetry. Refinishing costs roughly a third of refacing, and roughly a fifth of replacing your cabinets.
  • Restore the Beauty of Your Cabinetry. Even with meticulous maintenance and care, wood finish loses its luster, and cabinets take on a shabby appearance. But with professional refinishing, you can restore your cabinets to just-like-new appearance.
  • Maintain the Integrity of Wood Cabinets. A new finish on your cabinets doesn’t just look great. It also extends the lifespan of your cabinets by protecting them from scratches, scuffs, food stains, water damage, and more.
  • Eliminate the Risk of DIY Mistakes. Many homeowners choose to refinish cabinets themselves, but then end up with visible flaws, such as pinhole bubbles or drips. By hiring professionals, you can avoid these kinds of mistakes.


  • Wood Dust from Sanding Cabinet Boxes. Traditional wood refinishing involves sanding away the previous layer of finish, along with part of the underlying wood surface. This produces fine particles of airborne wood dust, which are difficult to contain, even harder to clean, and dangerous if inhaled.
  • Fumes from Solvent-Based Finishes. Most professional cabinet refinishing services still use solvent-based finishes. These types of finishes contain high levels of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which emit toxic, unpleasant-smelling fumes. These fumes can linger for weeks, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms with poor ventilation.
  • Long Work Times and Cure Times. While cabinet doors and drawers can be refinished outside your home or off-site, most refinishers will still need to spend 3 to 5 days inside your home to properly refinish the cabinet boxes. Then, you’ll need to wait another 1 to 2 days for the finish on your cabinets to cure before you can use them.

N-Hance: The Pros of Professional Refinishing WITHOUT the Cons

The pros and cons listed above are only for traditional cabinet refinishers. But what about the pros and cons of non-traditional refinishing?

For example, the N-Hance refinishing process uses a number of revolutionary techniques and exclusive technologies, like our Lightspeed® instant-cure system. These techniques and technologies allow us to deliver a professional-grade finish without the drawbacks of traditional refinishing.

  • Rather than sanding cabinet doors and boxes, we use a liquid abrasion to prep these surfaces for refinishing. This way, you don’t need to worry about airborne wood dust!
  • Instead of solvent-based finishes, we use a water-based polyurethane finish, which produces practically zero noticeable odors or VOCs.
  • Our process only takes 1 to 2 days to refinish cabinet boxes, and we instantly cure the finish with our Lightspeed® system, making our services less lengthy and invasive.

The bottom line? With N-Hance, you can enjoy all the pros of professional cabinet refinishing, but without the cons of traditional refinishing methods.

Request a FREE estimate for professional cabinet refinishing through your local N-Hance by calling (855) 642-6230 today!