Is It Better to Refinish or Reface Kitchen Cabinets?

September 14, 2022

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The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any house or apartment. Therefore, it's also the first to show wear and tear. And, if you want to fix it, so your kitchen looks brand new, you'll realize that cabinets are usually one of the biggest price tags in a kitchen renovation.

Yet, there is a way to lower that price tag when renovating your kitchen. Instead of replacing your cabinets, which is always the most expensive option, you can refinish or reface them.

Keeping your kitchen top-notch is not only important if you want to live in a clean and modern space. It's also vital if you want to increase the value of your property.

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According to Realtor.comŽ, kitchens have become the most important rooms when buying or selling a property. Their data shows that out of all the homes listed for sale on their site, "69% of them tout the kitchen as a selling point in their descriptions, compared to 49% that mention the bedrooms and 21% that mention the living room."

Plus, "homes that include a "killer kitchen" or "luxury kitchen," as described by the sellers, sell 8% faster than similar-sized homes in the same ZIP code."

So, whether you want to enjoy a new and sleek kitchen or need to fix your old one to get a better price for your home, kitchen cabinet renovation is a must.

But what does it mean to refinish your kitchen cabinets, what's involved in refacing them, and which option is best for you?

Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

Many believe cabinet refinishing is cheaper than cabinet refacing. But that's not true! Cabinet refinishing is when you change the color and finish of the existing materials. This is often done using chemicals to strip the existing finish and then applying new paint or stain. Some people also hand sand their cabinets and then apply the paint on top.

The problem with refinishing cabinets is that said cabinets might not be in good shape to begin with. So, the paint might start to peel weeks after you refinish them, and you'll have to spend more money in the end.

It would also help if you kept in mind that cabinets made of laminate or thermofoil can't be sanded or stripped. So, if you have those cabinets, refinishing is off the table for you.

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinet refacing involves removing doors and drawer fronts and applying a new veneer over the existing cabinets' hard structure. This includes new materials that will make your cabinets look fresh and new for far longer.

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Plus, since you are completely replacing the fronts of the cabinets, you can modify them to look more modern. Cabinet Reface Direct has an impressive variety of styles, color swatches, and materials for you to choose from. And along with your doors and drawer fronts, we can replace knobs, hinges, pulls, and brackets.

The Verdict

Refinishing your cabinets is faster and usually cheaper than refacing. But the results will last less, and you won't be able to change the look of your kitchen. In turn, your property won't be increasing its selling price all that much.

By refacing your kitchen cabinets, you'll be able to breathe life back into your kitchen and completely change the style. The results will last a lifetime, and you'll be able to enjoy the kitchen you've always dreamed of or considerably increase your property selling price.

For these reasons, we believe kitchen cabinet refacing is your best bet.

Still, cabinet refacing doesn't have to be that much more expensive than refinishing. You need to reface your cabinets with a manufacturer direct business company that offers great discounts.

Benefits of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing With Cabinet Reface Direct

Cabinet Reface Direct is a nationally recognized cabinet refacing manufacturing company offering residential and commercial cabinet refacing services for homeowners and businesses in the Northeast.

These are some of the benefits of refacing your kitchen cabinets with us:
  • We are a manufacturer direct business, so you'll be able to cut out the middleman and save a lot of money.

  • Your kitchen cabinets will be refaced by highly trained Cabinet Reface Direct certified installers.

  • Our owners collectively have over 30 years of experience in the home services space and love to help their customers realize their dream of having a beautiful kitchen and bathroom at an affordable price.

  • We are fully stocked and use only the best materials and products manufactured in New York State for cabinet refacing.

  • We provide a $500 Mega discount for all full-kitchen cabinet refacing jobs.

  • Cabinet Reface Direct has financing options to reface cabinets with interest rates of 0% and $99 per month.
As you can see, it's our passion to help you get the kitchen of your dreams at an affordable price, and we have the experience to back us up.

So, call us today at 877-673-3223 or fill out the form in the contact us section to get a comprehensive estimate. We'll treat you as we want to be treated when having work done in our home, so join our many happy customers to see the Cabinet Reface Direct difference.

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