BlogRefacing: A New Kitchen Style Without the New Kitchen Cost

September 1, 2017

Refacing: A New Kitchen Style Without the New Kitchen Cost

Consider the following scenarios: You have just moved into a new home but find that you can’t live with the colour and style of the kitchen cabinets. Or maybe you’ve recently updated your home and just find that the kitchen cabinets aren’t jiving as they thought they would with the rest of the house. Or maybe you've lived in your home for awhile and are starting to get tired of the same old kitchen.

In any event, if you want to update the style of kitchen cabinets without making drastic changes to the room where you prepare food, kitchen cabinet refacing may be the right solution for you. Once you get your new replacement cabinet doors It’ll just take a few days to install for an updated look without much hassle or the cost of installing new cabinets.

What is kitchen cabinet refacing? Simply put, it's when you replace your current drawer fronts and doors with new ones. Don't forget about replacing the pulls and knobs to complete the refresh. A basic project also includes covering the exposed face frames of the cabinets with a matching plastic or wood veneer.



When is Replacing Cabinet Doors the Right Choice?

If your cabinet boxes are solid and in great condition, this could be a good option. It’s extremely affordable, and they could save roughly 75 percent of the cost of replacing a new kitchen. You can keep the mess to a minimum and have the work done quickly.

It’s a good time to replace your cabinet doors when:

  • Your cabinet boxes are in great shape but the doors don’t suit their kitchen’s current style.
  • The doors and hardware are worn out and need replacing.
  • You don’t want to make major changes to your kitchen layout that may result in interfering with the kitchen’s electrical and plumbing systems.

Where replacing the cabinet doors might not be the right choice for you is if you have a kitchen that isn't quite the right design for you. Refacing just updates the look. It doesn’t address design flaws in the layout of a kitchen. Other problems that might make refacing not the right choice include:

  • If your existing cabinets are starting to fall apart or weren’t built properly to begin with.
  • If you have metal cabinets that are rusting.
  • If you have bigger structural issues, such as floors that haven’t settled, leaving cabinets off-kilter.

In those cases, you’ll have to either redesign the whole kitchen or replace the cabinets and drawers entirely.


What Other Benefits Are There to Refacing My Cabinets?

Aside from the fact that refacing is cheaper than redoing your entire kitchen, you also save putting old cabinet boxes into a landfill, and you’re not using energy and materials to create new ones. So, in that sense, refacing is better for the environment.

Also, the nice thing about refacing is that you have many different styles to choose from. You can install custom, semi-custom or ready-to-assemble doors with a wood, veneer or laminate finish.


Consider Going Beyond Replacing Your Cabinets

You can also take the time to make little tweaks to your kitchen when you replace the cabinet doors. For instance, you can suggest replacing old wood centre glides on kitchen drawers with new side-mounted roller tracks. It may be also a good time to replace the countertop, and perhaps the sink and the faucet, too. You can also have custom-built cabinets placed in corners or over the refrigerator. Plus, there are other accessories to choose from such as lazy Susans, wine racks, flip-out drawer fronts, pull-out shelves and pull-out trash bins.



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For a variety of cabinet door replacement options for any kitchen or cabinetry, Swedish Door has your interests in mind. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you.

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