Enhance Your Home's Value: The Power of Cabinet Refacing
October 20, 2023
Depending on your current economic climate or area, selling your home can be challenging. If the market is competitive, you could do better selling by making your home more attractive.
Renovating is one way to do this. An updated home can be more appealing to prospective buyers. Studies on this subject vary depending on the size of the renovation and the cost of doing them, and while it's hard to get a consensus regarding the actual return on investment, a couple of things can be assumed.
First, a better-looking home is more attractive to buyers; second, the less you spend making your home more attractive, the more money you'll put in your pocket.
That means finding the best way to maximize the beauty of your home for the least money, and there's no better way to do that than new cabinets.
Many people don't realize that complete renovation is often unnecessary and more costly. The alternative is cabinet refacing, which gives you the same results for less money.
In the Bob Vila article, How Much Does Refacing Cost,
refacing cabinets typically costs between $4,501 to $10,546, which averages at least 30 to 50 percent less than replacing.
Refacing cabinets entails keeping your cabinet boxes, assuming they are still in good shape and provide the functionality you need, while replacing the veneer, doors, and hardware to make the cabinets look brand new.
While you can beautify your home by updating the cabinets throughout, the kitchen is often a focal point when buyers shop for a new home. Kitchen cabinets are one of the first things considered. That's because they are important from a functional and aesthetic standpoint. It stands to reason that beautiful cabinets with plenty of storage capacity will help make your home more marketable.
The real question is how much upgrading your cabinets adds to the value of your home.
With a full kitchen remodel, depending on the source, you can expect to recover anywhere from 30- 85% of what you spend to do the work. The upside is that from a visual perspective, the remodel will make your home more desirable to buyers and can help you sell faster.
But if your goal is to increase the value and appeal of your home, why invest the time and money in gut renovation when refacing your cabinets accomplishes the same result? New cabinets for about half the cost, conservatively, of doing a full cabinet renovation.
Add to that the benefit of saving time. A typical refacing job will take just four to five days in contrast to the weeks a remodeling job can take.
So, is refacing cabinets always the best option?
Sometimes the main cabinets in your home aren't in great condition. Old, worn cabinets, especially those made of cheap materials, are better off being replaced.
If you're unsure about the cabinets in your home, a professional cabinet refacing company like Cabinet Reface Direct can consult with you.
If your cabinets are good candidates for refacing, a Cabinet Reface Direct design specialist will work alongside you to find the perfect cabinets to make your home more enticing to buyers.
We are a leading manufacturer and installer of fine cabinetry throughout the northeast. Since we manufacture our cabinets, we pass huge savings on to our valued customers. We guarantee our products and workmanship from start to finish.
If you're selling your home, make it market ready and more attractive to buyers while eliminating the stress and cost of renovating them. We offer full-service cabinet refacing services, including FREE estimates and consultations, many design options, and a clean installation process.
Because we want you to have your dream cabinets, we also offer financing with interest rates as low as 0% and $99 monthly.
Call Cabinet Reface Direct at 877-673-3223
when you're ready to update your home. We'll schedule a FREE in-person consultation and help you make it look new again.