Customers often ask us why they would consider refacing their kitchen rather than just replacing everything with brand new cabinetry. That is a great question, and as someone who has both extensive experience with both refacing and remodeling kitchens I would like to address the issue.
Here are the top reasons I have seen as to why cabinet refacing can be a fantastic alternative to a full-blown (and very expensive) kitchen remodel.
- Refacing costs less. A lot less! A kitchen cabinet refacing project typically costs about a third to half of a full kitchen remodeling project. That is a really big savings when you consider kitchen remodels can often cost $30,000 or more. Also, the cost of your cabinet refacing is predictable, where full gut kitchen remodels typically have some unpleasant, time consuming, and costly surprises.
- Refacing your kitchen cabinets is much less disruptive. Quite simply, refacing can be done much faster than a remodel. Our average time on site for a refacing project is only one week. A kitchen remodel takes a minimum of a month, and oftentimes more. If you need a good kitchen facelift quickly, refacing wins.
- You have granite counters you want to save. Most folks do not want to throw away that beautiful slab of granite they installed a few years ago. Kitchen cabinet refacing gives a perfect way to update the look and functionality of the kitchen while saving the granite countertop.
Here is a refacing project where the customer had a granite countertop and we refaced their cabinets.