Getting an entirely new kitchen isn’t really in the budget for most people, but that doesn’t mean it’s something you should totally forget about. Instead, you want to make sure you’re looking at your options. You don’t have to replace the entire kitchen for it to feel like you’ve done a whole lot. Instead, you can look at the kitchen cabinets you have and work on improvements, which definitely cost a whole lot less.
What is Cabinet Refacing?
What you are thinking about when you think of redoing the entire kitchen is replacement for the cabinets, but refacing is about getting new doors and maybe restaining or painting the rest of the cabinets that you have. This helps you get a new look without spending as much money (after all the doors are a whole lot cheaper than the entire cabinet).
Why Do Refacing?
If you really want a completely new look for your kitchen then you can look at replacing everything, but chances are you’re going to have to spend a whole lot of money for that replacement. You need new cabinets, new doors, new hardware and of course someone to put it all in. But changing out the doors is a much easier process. You may be able to do it yourself and even if you can’t it won’t take as much time or effort so it won’t cost as much to hire someone.
The even better part is your kitchen can look entirely new without you actually having to put the money into it that you would for a completely new kitchen. Changing the doors and hardware can make everything look entirely different by updating older styles or improving the colors and patterns. It’s a very small fraction of the cost for nearly the same look.
When Refacing Doesn’t Work
Your kitchen cabinet refacing Fort Myers FL may not work if you want to change the entire layout of your kitchen. If you need to add in new cabinets or take out some you’re not going to be able to just reface them and get the same look. This is only going to change the way the kitchen looks in a superficial sense. It’s not actually changing much of anything. So if you want a new layout or design you really need new cabinets.
If your cabinets are not in good shape this isn’t going to help with anything but making them look nice on the front. It won’t change the structural integrity, which is something else you want to pay attention to. Overall, you can get a whole lot of great results from refacing, but it’s like a face lift for your kitchen. It’s going to make it look good on the outside, but you haven’t really changed anything for the structure.
Picking it Out
The great thing too is that you’ll find refacing supplies just about anywhere in different hardware stores. So there’s no reason not to enjoy shopping for your new pieces and your ‘new’ kitchen.