When you choose cabinet refacing instead of a complete renovation, you’ll have the best of both worlds. You can take steps toward preserving the planet, all while getting cabinets that look brand new.
It’s thanks to a process that reuses your cabinet boxes and simply replaces the doors and drawer fronts with custom ones. We’ll then stain or paint the boxes to match your new cabinets, all for a seamless appearance.
Why N-Hance Cabinet Refacing is a More Sustainable Choice
With a traditional remodel, it takes at least two mature trees to completely replace the cabinet structure, boxes, doors and drawers. The process of harvesting and transporting the wood also uses more fossil fuels, as does manufacturing them.
When you reface your cabinets instead of choosing a full remodel, you’re cutting down dramatically on this, helping to protect our ecosystem. In addition, all that old material won’t wind up discarded in a landfill, reducing waste as well.
Beyond helping to lower consumption, you’re also hiring a team that actively works to improve our forests. In fact, N-Hance® has a partnership with American Forests – our nation’s oldest conservation non-profit – to help reforest our country.
With every project we complete, we’ll plant a tree in the United States. This partnership covers all of our cabinet refacing projects, as well as other services, such as cabinet color changes, custom color finishes, and both cabinet and floor refinishing.
While one tree might not sound like a lot, it can make a major difference for our planet. For instance, a single tree works hard by:
- Filtering up to 100 gallons of drinking water each day.
- Absorbing 40 to 50 pounds of CO2 on an annual basis.
- Capturing an additional 3.5 pounds of air pollution every year.
- Cutting down on peak summer temperatures by anywhere from 2° to 9° F.
Other Advantages of Cabinet Refacing
When you choose cabinet refacing from N-Hance, there are additional advantages to keep in mind that are healthier for the planet and your home too. These include:
With traditional refinishing, cabinet refacing, or a complete renovation, odors and sanding particles are a problem. These get into the air, causing your loved ones to inhale harmful irritants that can lead to short- and long-term health issues.
However, the N-Hance process includes zero sanding. Instead, we use a liquid abrasion treatment, which offers the same effect as sanding, on your cabinet boxes. Your new, custom-made doors and drawer fronts will simply arrive at your home from our shop, painted or refinished and ready for installation.
Many companies use oil-based finishes, which include powerful chemical solvents. Within them are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which release toxic fumes. These can be dangerous for your family, especially to small pets, and also the planet by depleting the earth’s ozone layer. What’s more is that these can release fumes for many months after a project is completed.
It’s why N-Hance uses water-based products, including our polyurethane finishes, in our cabinet refacing projects. These offer a safer solution, one that also delivers on quality, beauty and longevity.
A Healthier Home
Not only is N-Hance dedicated to making the planet healthier, but we want your home to be healthier too. We do this through Lightspeed Plus™. It’s a part of our one-of-a-kind Lightspeed® system, which instantly cures your cabinets using a powerful ultraviolet light. In mere seconds, your new cabinets will be rock-hard with a durable, factory-like finish.
With Lightspeed Plus, we can also apply an anti-microbial finish designed especially for kitchen cabinets. It prevents the growth and build-up of 99%* of bacteria, such as E. Coli, salmonella, and other dangerous microbes. This, in turn, cuts down on the risk of potential foodborne illnesses at home.
The beauty of the N-Hance approach to cabinet refacing is that it’s eco-conscious, yet you never have to compromise on choices. You’ll be able to select from countless options in terms of cabinet door styles, wood types, colors, sheens, and finishing techniques. Your choices are truly endless and we’ll work with you to make the perfect final decision, one you can feel good about.
If you’re ready for stunning new cabinets that are sustainable too, consider cabinet refacing from N-Hance. Call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today for a FREE estimate.
*Based on results from an independent lab using Lightspeed Plus anti-microbial U.V. finish.