When you want to make a change with your cabinets, you have two options: ripping them out or repainting them, right? Actually, wrong. The reality is there’s a third choice. Refacing cabinets gives you the best of both worlds.
If you’re not familiar with the term, cabinet refacing is simply the process of replacing your cabinet doors and drawer fronts, along with changing out the hardware, like knobs, pulls and hinges, for newer ones. The cabinet boxes remain intact and are simply repaired, if needed, and painted or stained to match the new look.
Some ways refacing cabinets can improve your kitchen – and your life – include:
#1: Freeing Up Your Budget
By opting for cabinet refacing instead of replacing, you can save money, labor and time. In fact, an average refacing job costs 30% to 50% less than a full replacement. You can then use money left over in your budget for other areas of your home. For instance, you can purchase new appliances to replace old or outdated ones. You can also invest in new kitchen decor or other small upgrades that make life more enjoyable in your kitchen, whether you’re cooking, baking or entertaining.
#2: Offering Many Design Possibilities
When you paint your cabinets, you’re stuck with the existing profile of the doors and drawer fronts. When you renovate, you can choose a whole new look, but you’ll pay for it with a higher final cost. With cabinet refacing, though, you’ll find a happy medium that enables you to choose a brand new style for your doors and drawer fronts – whether it’s Shaker, raised panel, or even little touches, like adding custom molding to the upper cabinets – without the big price tag of a full renovation.
#3: Letting You Keep Your Countertops
If you love your countertops, but hate your cabinets above and beneath them, refacing allows you to keep what you want and get rid of the rest. As long as your cabinet boxes are structurally sound, the doors and drawer fronts are simply removed and replaced with new, custom-made ones. Meanwhile, the boxes they sit on will be stained or painted the same color, so the end result looks like completely new cabinets right from the factory. You’ll get to keep your beloved countertops in the process.
#4: Increasing Functionality
When you reface your kitchen cabinets, you’ll do more than get new drawer fronts and doors. The interior hardware, such as the hinges, can also be replaced. That means those old, worn-out glides that get stuck or don’t work well can be swapped out with silent, soft close hinges. Your cabinets won’t simply look dramatically different, they feel better, too.
During the cabinet refacing process, you can also get rid of certain frustrations, like misaligned doors or hardware that’s loose or faulty. Oftentimes, you can even repurpose certain cabinets to improve the space overall. For instance, if you have a cabinet next to the sink, you can transform it into one with a garbage and recycle bin pull out. Life will be easier in your kitchen, especially when you’re scraping plates and washing dishes.
#5: Providing a Better ROI
When it comes to your home, the kitchen is at the heart of it. It’s important to keep it upgraded, but also not invest so much that there’s no return if you plan to sell. Refacing your cabinets rather than replacing them will help you to maximize the time, effort, and money you put into the project. You’ll be able to achieve a kitchen that’s dramatically improved and looks like it has brand-new cabinets, all without the huge expense. When you go to sell, you’ll be able to recoup more of your money from these enhancements.
#6: Getting Up & Running Faster
Beyond improving your kitchen, refacing your cabinets instead of replacing them will make the entire renovation process so much easier. Refacing as a whole is far less complicated and time-consuming than a complete renovation. You’ll have a kitchen that looks new in a matter of days, typically around five. A total replacement, on the other hand, can take weeks and result in more mess and disruption in your life.
Improve Your Home & Your Health with Cabinet Refacing from N-Hance
If you’re ready to make the move and hire N-Hance® for your cabinet refacing project, you’ll enjoy another benefit that further improves your kitchen by making it healthier overall. It’s thanks to our Lightspeed Plus™ anti-microbial U.V. finish. This extra coating reduces bacterial growth by 99% and effectively stops the development of other dangerous microbes, such as E. Coli and Staph.* It’s a level of protection that’s revolutionary and especially important in today’s challenging times.
If you’re ready for a new and improved kitchen – minus the cost of a major renovation – cabinet refacing is the answer. 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.