You have big ideas for changing up your kitchen, yet your budget is holding you back. Sound familiar? If it does, there’s good news. There are many cost-friendly updates you can add to your kitchen that won’t break the bank. One of them is to reface your cabinets.
Here’s how this technique works, along with a few other tips and tricks that can affordably transform your kitchen.
What is Cabinet Refacing & How Does It Work
So you want to remodel? At the same time, you have to maximize every penny you spend. One smart, cost-friendly way to upgrade your cabinets in a big way is with cabinet refacing.
N-Hance cabinet refacing is a process where the fronts of your cabinets and drawers are replaced, while the boxes remain intact. You can opt for a completely different style or a subtle adjustment. You can also choose from a range of paint or stain colors, as well as select new hardware for a major transformation, even on a budget.
Once your decision is made, your cabinet boxes will be painted or stained to match. After the new, custom-made fronts are installed, the final look will be seamless and stunning. It will completely change the aesthetic of your kitchen and look like you had a full cabinet replacement. Only you will truly appreciate just how much time, money, and hassle you saved by refacing your cabinets instead of replacing them.
Your Dream Kitchen…in Just 6 Steps
As long as you want your kitchen layout to remain the same – and your cabinet boxes are structurally sound – refacing could be a perfect fit for you. Some other ways to get the kitchen you’ve always wanted when you don’t have a lot of money to spend on it include:
Step #1: Choose Wisely
When you opt for classic colors and subtle design choices, you’ll get an enhancement to your kitchen that’s long-lasting. It won’t go out of style and seem dated in a year or two. At the same time, neutral, classic looks and colors set a calming and elegant tone. You’ll enjoy your kitchen transformation for years to come and if you’re planning to sell, can leverage the increase in home value it delivers.
Step #2: Open Up Cabinets
Adding open shelving is another way you can spruce up your kitchen, display unique decorative items, and also make the space appear larger. In fact, you can add visual height to your room simply by eliminating the cabinet doors on the upper cabinets and opting for open shelving instead. Plus, you’ll have a place that shows off family heirlooms, designer dishes, artisan vases, or other items you’d like to highlight.
Step #3: Rethink Laminate
When you think of laminate, ugly Formica counters might come to mind. However, today, there are an array of new and exciting possibilities that are not only beautiful and durable but highly affordable too.
So don’t cross an option off your list just because it’s laminate. For instance, if you’re replacing your countertops, there are products that mimic marble and other natural stones, available at a fraction of the price.
Step #4: Focus on the Flooring
Just like counters, there are many laminate flooring options today that can look like beautiful ceramic tile or expensive hardwood floors. If you have a busy home with a lot of foot traffic, this can be an ideal choice.
Laminate is durable and can stand up to wear and tear, as well as spills. Plus, it comes with a much lower price tag than tile or hardwood. Another bonus, laminate is resistant to staining and scratches, and cleans up easily. Over time, it’s typically maintenance-free, which will also save you money in the long run.
Step #5: Pop with Paint
Another easy way to upgrade your kitchen is to paint the walls. Refreshing the color, even if you only make a subtle shift, can actually lead to big results, especially when combined with all the other upgrades you make.
Since painting walls is relatively simple and inexpensive, you can go bold and add a pop of color, or design an accent wall with patterned wallpaper and then paint the balance of the walls a complementary or contrasting color.
Step #6: Color Your World
If you plan to go with neutral, classic colors, like white, cream, beige, gray, or greige, then add color to other easily changeable areas. For instance, if you don’t want a daring or dark color on your walls, some other budget-friendly places to infuse color include table linens, window treatments, wall art, floral arrangements, area rugs, and decorative dishware.
So, You Think You Want to Reface Your Cabinets?
At N-Hance®, we’re ready to get to work for you. We have a variety of design styles for your doors and drawer fronts, stains and paint colors, hardware choices, and more. We can take old, dated cabinets and make them beautiful and bright, all while keeping your budget in mind.
In fact, we’ll collaborate with you from the beginning to ensure we understand your vision and your budget. We want to help you make choices you’re confident in and comfortable with. Let us turn your dream kitchen into a reality, all in a way you can afford.
At N-Hance, we take a different approach. For instance, traditional cabinet refacing companies use thermofoil and cheap adhesive veneers when refacing. Instead, we replace your cabinet doors and drawer fronts with new, custom-made ones and then paint or refinish your cabinet boxes to match. This means longer-lasting, better-looking results.
N-Hance is also more affordable, too. With traditional refinishing, you can wind up paying nearly as much as you would for a replacement. However, with our process, it’s just a fraction of the price tag.
We even use proprietary products that are designed to resist chipping and peeling. Combined with our Lightspeed® UV light-curing technology, the final finish will be rock-hard. You can immediately use your cabinets when we leave, rather than waiting days for them to dry.
Ready to explore the many options for kitchen cabinet colors? Connect with N-Hance® and let us help! Call (855) 642-6230 to set up a FREE consultation.