Refinishing vs. Replacing Cabinets



Re-facing your existing kitchen cabinets can be cost effective if you are not replacing the countertops and if the cabinets are in good shape. Re-placing the countertops gives you a great opportunity to upgrade the cabinets and the layout and after adding in labor, hardware and finish, the overall cost could be the same for either option. Re-facing involves refinishing, re-placing, or painting existing cabinet door and drawer fronts and side panels that are exposed. You can add laminate, paint or a wood veneer but they are more of a temporary fix that do not always hold up and can eventually peel off as will paint.  

New cabinets may cost more, depending on product selection, but will give you the opportunity to improve on the form and function of the kitchen and for the cost, will have an updated lasting impact on your home. If your current cabinets are not of a high-quality to begin with or not deep or high enough to accommodate your dishes, new cabinets are imperative.

If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen and don’t know what to do with your cabinets, give Home Concepts a call and we can help you make the decision to reface or replace.



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