Unlike Bruce Jenner or many Hollywood celebrities who have had a refacing gone wrong, upgrading the styling of your cabinets is an easy and painless process that won't make your kitchen look like a cat or a melted clown candle figurine. Cabinet refacing in lieu of a full replacement is a much more cost effective option which can save you literally thousands of dollars. Plus, it's not like the cabinets are any less of a shell of their former shelves because your guests won't even notice they're not new...we won't tell if you don't. Here's the case for the new face:
By far the #1 reason for refacing cabinets instead of replacing them is that you'll still have a house to live in after the job is done. By most accounts a refacing job will cost about half as much as a full on replacement. The best thing is, when a refacing job is done right the cabinets look pretty darn close to new.
A Variety of Options.
Since the overall budget of refacing cabinets is significantly less than buying new, there are more options available in regards to handles, knobs, glass covers, etc. Heck the money saved could even allow you to splurge and really spruce up your kitchen with something new – like a blender.
Hone In Your Woodworking Ninja Skills.
When you choose to do the cabinet refacing in house, you not only add value to your home and spruce up your kitchen but also learn a new skill. In this instance becoming a master woodworker could become a very important trade down the line. From refacing cabinets one day to making your first million selling tiny wooden Pegasus statues the next.
Preserves Family Heirlooms.
While grandfather may not have built your home with his bare hands, perhaps the cabinets have a special place in your heart and would rather be preserved than thrown out. Perhaps it was grabbing a coffee cup when you learned that Mork & Mindy was canceled or putting away a plate when your spouse won a free $5 scratch off ticket but either way these memories need to be preserved.
Saves Landfill Space.
Another thing about refacing over replacing is the fact that you'll save valuable landfill space by doing so. When replacing cabinets the old ones need to be thrown away if they can't be given away which you'll not only be charged for but also creating a burden on the environment.
Kitchen Is Still Functional During The Job.
Most people are surprised to learn that refacing cabinets really only takes a couple days. The process is not an intrusive one that sabotages the kitchen and can be worked on as a great weekend project without losing the ability to cook and clean dishes.
Keep Current Kitchen Layout.
Another benefit of refacing the current kitchen cabinets is keeping the layout as is. There's nothing worse than not knowing where a rolling pin in an emergency baking situation and when ordering new cabinets they might not always have the dimensions to match up to your current format.
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