Want to install new kitchen cabinets in your home? It’s going to cost you. With prices for lumber and supplies skyrocketing, plus backup and delays due to supply chain issues, new kitchen cabinets are more expensive than ever. The alternative? Refinish your kitchen cabinets instead. When you do, you can not only save money and time but headaches and hassles too.
Why Are Prices So High and Timeframes So Long?
Consider this: the lead time for a new cabinet installation is four months – minimum. Not only that, but thanks to the ongoing worker shortage, there could be many bumps in the road along the way, whether at the sawmill or with your contractor. This situation can cause a lot of uncertainty if you want new kitchen cabinets.
So, why is this happening? Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans were at home for months with added money in their pockets from the federal government. At the same time, sawmills were slowing or shutting down completely. They also anticipated slower business months, so they cut down on production. This created the perfect storm for the current situation.
As people continued to lock down at home, they started working on DIY projects around the house and also began to hire contractors to handle remodeling projects they’d been putting off. On top of that, the demand for new housing boomed, further pressuring the industry.
As a result of all this, cabinet sales were up 15% from 2020 to 2021, based on reports from the Cabinet Manufacturers Association, creating a supply imbalance. Not only that, but in May 2021, the price of lumber was nearly 400% higher compared to pre-pandemic levels.
While suppliers and sawmills are currently working on ramping up production and prices are beginning to settle, the situation is still far from normal. If you want new cabinets, that means prepare for a bit of a roller coaster ride.
Is There an Alternative to New Kitchen Cabinets?
The good news? There is an easier way to get cabinets that look like-new, without waiting months or paying exorbitant prices. Instead, consider refinishing your kitchen cabinets.
Refinishing rather than replacing your kitchen cabinets has always been more cost-efficient. However, with supply and demand currently so misaligned, it will take a while before prices truly come down to more normal levels.
Until then, being more flexible and creative – and considering refinishing rather than replacing – can help you get the new look you want at a small fraction of the price, all with faster turnaround.
Ready to Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets? Turn to N-Hance
If you’ve decided your kitchen cabinets need an upgrade, you don’t have to wait months. In fact, with N-Hance®, once we begin the work, our turnaround time is just a few days.
During that time, our experienced craftsmen will take your scratched, scuffed, and faded cabinets and restore their beauty and integrity – even if they are showing decades of use. Your entire kitchen will look revitalized and beautiful. We can even extend the lifespan of your cabinets thanks to our approach and the products we use.
For instance, before we refinish your kitchen cabinets, we use our specially designed cleaning agent to remove the dirt, grease, grime, and other build-up on the surface. This ensures the primer and ultimately the finishing solution properly adheres to the surface. As a result, you’ll get a more durable finish, one that can stand up to daily use.
We also use our proprietary Lightspeed® UV system to instantly cure your cabinets. It ensures the finish is rock-hard and durable. Since it cures your cabinets in a matter of seconds, N-Hance can drastically reduce downtime too, allowing you to get back into your kitchen – and to your life – much faster than with traditional refinishing. In fact, surfaces will be 100% ready for use when we leave.
Finally, when you refinish your kitchen cabinets with N-Hance, you’ll pay a small fraction of the cost compared with renovating your kitchen by replacing your cabinets. We’ll save you thousands of dollars, while still delivering cabinets that look lustrous and like-new.
Schedule Your In-Home Estimate Today!
We want to understand the scope of the work and also your vision for your kitchen cabinets. It’s why N-Hance begins with an in-home estimate to discuss your expectations and learn more about your project. We can simply refinish your kitchen cabinets in the same color or tone as your original cabinets, or we can shift them to a richer or deeper color with our cabinet color change service.
Whatever you choose, we’ll provide a detailed estimate for both cost and turnaround time, so you know what to expect. We will also provide information on the proper care and maintenance of your newly refinished kitchen cabinets, so you can extend their life.
Connect with N-Hance® and let us help! Call (855) 642-6230 to set up a FREE consultation.