Whether your kitchen cabinets and drawer fronts look worn or outdated or you are just simply in the mood to transform the appearance of your kitchen, refacing your existing cabinets is a more affordable and quicker way to achieve your goal than installing completely new units.
So what is refacing? It is a technique in which the existing cabinet boxes are left in place, but new cabinet doors, drawer fronts and hardware are installed in place of the old features. To complete the look, matching high-quality laminate veneers, such as DecoLam, are installed onto the side panels of your cabinet boxes so that they exactly match the new doors and drawer fronts. If a refacing job is done properly, your guests will be under the impression that you purchased all new cabinets.
Refacing Your Existing Kitchen Cabinets
Before making a decision on whether to install completely new cabinets or to reface your existing ones, you will need to consider several factors. First, are you planning on completely changing your existing floor plan and moving cabinets around? If not and your cabinet boxes are still in good condition, then refacing your cabinets may be a good money and time saving option for you.
Second, are you on a tight budget or just prefer to save money whenever possible? Purchasing new cabinets can eat up to 50 percent of your kitchen remodeling budget. Refacing your existing kitchen cabinets will cut your costs substantially, but still give you the updated, new appearance that you are seeking.
Third, do you hate having your life disrupted for long periods of time? A typical refacing job can usually be completed in three to five days. In addition, your kitchen is still usable, to some extent, as your appliances will remain in place. Of course, it’s probably best not to try cooking when your contractors are trying to install your doors.
A full kitchen remodeling project, on the other hand, can take much longer, possibly even months, and your kitchen will be pretty much off limits to you during this time. Most people find it rough living without a usable kitchen for a long period of time.
Beautiful Drawer Fronts
Refacing is not a good idea, however, if your cabinets are in terrible condition or are of cheap construction. Putting beautiful drawer fronts and doors onto cheaply built cabinet boxes is like putting lipstick on a pig.
On the other hand, if you do have good quality cabinets and decide to reface for an entirely new look or just to refresh your kitchen, you will probably be stunned by the beauty of your refaced cabinets, especially if you choose to use high-quality cabinet doors and drawer fronts from Decore-ative Specialties. Because this company also offers its DecoLam veneers to match its cabinet doors and drawer fronts, your refaced kitchen cabinets will have a seamless, finished appearance.
Decore-ative Specialties also offers many different styles of doors, including ones with stylish glass fronts. Decore’s cabinet doors are also crafted in every available species of wood.
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