There is nothing quite like a kitchen or bathroom renovation to breathe some new life into your home. Unfortunately, though, the kitchen and bathroom are also the most expensive rooms to renovate. But don’t think that you must gut everything and spend a fortune to give these rooms a facelift. Cabinet refacing is a cost-effective and simple solution that has many benefits to it.

What is cabinet refacing?

Cabinet refacing is pretty much what it sounds like – you are changing the “face” of your cabinets. It involves replacing doors, hardware and drawer fronts without having to take down the entire cabinet. Here are some benefits of cabinet refacing:

Less expensive

In fact, on average it’s about half the price of replacing your cabinets. Often when people change their cabinets, it is for the simple reason that they no longer like the style. But if the cabinets are still in good condition, doesn’t it make sense to reface them and save your money? And if you want to make other changes such as new countertops or fixtures, you’ll have more cash left over.

It takes less time

The average amount of time it takes for cabinet refacing is about two days. Compare this to replacing your cabinets which is a huge and complicated task.

Environmentally friendly

Since you are not destroying your old cabinets, that means less material that’s going to end up in landfills. Many older cabinets cannot be reused or recycled either, so the longer you can keep using them, the better it is for the environment.

It’s a healthy, hygienic option

We hate to tell you this, but there is a pretty good chance that some mould and mildew is hiding behind your kitchen cabinets. Ripping out those cabinets could result in those contaminates being released into the air.  When your cabinets are refaced a fresh veneer, however, is applied to the cabinet boxes which in turn can help eradicate mould and mildew.

Countless style options

Cabinet refacing offers you many options for style, colour and hardware. In addition to choosing the doors and hardware, you may also opt to reface the boxes or even add custom trim if you like. You can choose real wood such as maple, walnut or mahogany or you can choose simple white doors. Whether you are looking for a subtle upgrade, a completely new look or something that better matches your kitchen table and chairs, you’ll be able to find an option that works best for you.

If you would like to have a new look for your kitchen or bathroom, but you want to do something that is going to be economical, and eco-friendly but still give you all kinds of choices, you can’t go wrong with cabinet refacing. Consider this option especially if you are ready for a change, but the structure of your current cabinets is still good.

Call Trends Wood Finishing to learn more or to ask for an estimate.