There are many benefits to kitchen cabinet refacing. Certainly it is a lot less expensive than starting from scratch, but it also recycles the previous cabinets making it the environmentally friendly option. Of course the clincher is the fact that the work can be completed in much less time with much less disruption.
The primary benefit, as it is with most things, boils down to cost. Cost is a factor that defines most things, so with kitchen cabinet refacing, savings of as much as thirty percent less that of total replacement are large motivators that lead people to choosing this as an option.
Another benefit is the environmental friendliness of reusing old cabinets rather than ripping them out. It makes total sense when considering how sturdy older cabinets often are. Modern cabinets are mass produced in factories, with design that is optimised towards being light for transportation and easy to assemble. Conversely things produced in yesteryear were built to last. Ripping such great cabinets seems wasteful, and replacing them with something inferior seems a terrible shame
The key benefit of kitchen cabinet refacing is the sheer choice, and the ability of the refacing to be a stunning looking as if it had been totally replaced. The finish is a key part of a achieving that, and there are three choices in regular use, from solid colored or wood effect plastic laminates, to the more realistic effects of rigid thermofoils. For the ultimate in looks, the genuine wood finish of wood veneer trumps the other two.
While savings is a huge benefit, unfortunately there are situations where kitchen owners should beware trying to go with the cheapest option. Many kitchens don’t have an optimal layout, and therefore causes extra work for the people who use it. It’s a shame if those who are cooking or working in the kitchen are forced to trip up over other people and weave around poorly positioned cabinets. The ideal solution in this case is simply to gut it and start from scratch. Some cabinet refacing firms do offer some cabinet replacement so that if only a little needs done, customers can get the best of both worlds. Most will also fit new cabinets.
Most beneficial is the ability of cabinet refacing to get done quicker and with less disruption. Unfortunately though there’s going to be occasions where the best value is with total replacement in which case a few days of disruption is inevitable. Sometimes a fresh beginning for your kitchen can be the better option. The time of the actual refacing job is the perfect time to get a few other things swapped out such as drawers and accessories such as replacing granite kitchen countertops.
Kitchen cabinet refacing not only is a cost saver, but it’s greatest benefit is its simplicity and ease, allowing you to get the kitchen you always dreamed of at reduced cost and less upheaval.