Purchasing a new home is a big undertaking. Even once you’ve made your offer, had an inspection performed, and signed the final papers, there’s often still more work to do. If one of those projects is refacing the kitchen cabinets, should you tackle it now – before moving in – or wait until after your boxes are unpacked? 

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for everyone and there are advantages to each approach. Here’s a look at them, so you make the right choice for you and your family.

The Pros of Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets Before Moving In 

Refacing your kitchen cabinets before you move into your new home has several advantages. The most obvious one is that you don’t have to live in a construction site once you’ve moved in. The work can be performed before you actually live there, so there aren’t any messes or disruptions to your busy life. 

In addition, it does make life easier to have your new home updated and the cabinets refaced prior to moving in. That way, once you do make the move, you can fully unpack and organize your brand new kitchen cabinets one time instead of twice. 

The Pros of Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets After Moving In 

On the flip side, moving into your home before you handle any home renovations gives you a chance to live in the space first. You might be leaning one way toward a design and color. However, once you’re in the space for a while, you may come to realize that something completely different will work better. 

This is simply because you’ll have had a chance to embrace your new home and all its features. How does the natural light fall during different times of the day? Are there features you’re not planning to remodel or change that might inspire design decisions? Many homeowners have a better feel for the space and the direction they want to headafter just a few weeks of living in a new home. 

In addition, waiting until after you’ve moved can help you identify any pain points or features you don’t like. These might not be apparent when you haven’t lived in a space. It can also help you decide on extra flourishes, like adding open shelving or glass-paneled cabinet doors. You’ll be able to make these kinds of design choices with more confidence after you’ve lived in a space.

Undecided? Here’s What to Do

If you’re on the fence about what direction to take, call around and get quotes from kitchen cabinet refacing contractors, like those at N-Hance®. We’ll be able to give you an idea of what the cost will be and the lead time. These details might be helpful in making your final decision. Whether you decide to reface your kitchen cabinets now or wait until you’re moved in, you’ll have a clearer sense of what to expect. 

What N-Hance Can Offer

If you choose N-Hance to reface your kitchen cabinets, we can get the project completed within about five days, depending on the size of your space. This means if you choose to wait until you move in, there will be minimal disruption to your family, your life and your schedule. It also gives you the opportunity to live in your space for a while and make a choice you have confidence in.

However, if you want to make the updates before you move in, we can help there, as well. We’ll work with you to discuss all your kitchen cabinet refacing options, including design styles and colors, so you understand what’s available. If you’re feeling undecided about the right look for your new kitchen, we can help with recommendations, samples, and guidance throughout the process. In the end, you’ll have a newly transformed kitchen you love. 

In everything we do, you can count on our team for quality. Our cabinet doors and drawer fronts are custom-made from hardwood. We then use water-based products to transform them. Our paints and stains provide a beautiful finish that’s safer for your family and the environment. These are low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) products that don’t emit the same toxic fumes as traditional painting or staining products do.  

Once the finish is applied, we use our proprietary Lightspeed® technology to cure your cabinets instantly. This is part of the reason we’re able to turn projects around so quickly. There’s no week-long wait time for your cabinets to dry. This U.V. light system dries finishes in seconds and provides a rock-hard, durable finish that will last for years to come.  

We also offer many different options to choose from, so we can bring your vision to life with newly refaced kitchen cabinets. This includes a wide selection of door styles, from Shaker and flat-front to traditional doors with low-key, rectilinear profiles. We also have 11 popular paint colors and 11 stain colors to choose from. If you’re dreaming of a specific color, we can match any color sample you provide.

At N-Hance, we even offer specialty techniques, like glazing and antiquing, to further personalize your newly refaced kitchen cabinets. We’ll then match the cabinet boxes, so there’s a seamless transition and your kitchen looks brand new.

Refacing kitchen cabinets is easy with our team, whether you’re about to move or just got settled. Call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today to set up a FREE design consultation.