When it comes to a kitchen remodel, the cabinets are a major focus of the project. You have two options when it comes to your cabinets. You can reface your by simply switching out the doors, handles, refinishing and repainting the existing doors. Otherwise, you can completely replace your existing for new cabinets.
If you currently love your cabinets and their functionality, and they are good quality, then refacing would make more sense than replacing. However, if they are in rough shape, you have an awkward kitchen setup, limiting your kitchen space, you would be better off replacing. When you try to reface cabinets that are worn out and shot, it’s hard to get that clean, sharp look. They will not last and you will have to replace in the long run. This ends up wasting your budget. When comparing cost, refacing is approximately 65% of the cost compared to new cabinets. So it is important to weigh the pros and cons of refacing or replacing your existing cabinets.
If you go the route of replacing, there are key things to pay attention to. Make a list of the things your current kitchen is lacking. This could be open space to entertain guest, space for a table, cabinet storage space or counter space. You may want vertical dividers within the cabinets to store cutting boards and cookie sheets and trays. To maximize corner space, you may opt for design choices like blind corners, corner drawers or a Lazy Susan. Have your wish list in hand before you start shopping around. If you are keeping your current appliances, keep that in mind when looking at layout, dimensions, etc.
If you currently love your kitchen set up and functionality, save some money by refacing your current cabinets. Put that money towards your next renovation project. However, if you want to give your kitchen a brand new look and feel, floor to ceiling, it may be best to completely replace your existing cabinets. Another option would be to do a partial replacement. You can keep your upper cabinets, and just replace the lower cabinets and counters. The best part is you have options.
Once you have decided you are ready to start your project, give us a call. At Crew Construction and Restoration, we will provide you with a free estimate before we kick start any project.