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Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets or Going New

RenovationShould you reface your kitchen cabinets or go for new ones? While cost is indeed an issue, it isn’t the only point to look at.

If you are tired of looking at your old kitchen cabinets and you think that your motif needs a face lift then there are a couple of options for you. The first is your can buy fresh new cabinets and the second is you can reface your old ones.

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets

Refacing kitchen cabinets is gaining a lot of popularity these days as everyone is trying to cut costs. Basically, you can think of refacing your kitchen cabinets as giving them a new look, like a new paint job on a car. Additionally, you will be changing the look of the cabinets by buying new doors and new decorative handles for the doors.

Typically, when you reface your kitchen cabinets you cover the box part of the cabinets with some type of veneer that will match the colors of the new doors. When it is all said and done, you have a new look of your kitchen and you have utilized much of what you already had.

Buying New Kitchen Cabinets

Buying new is pretty self explanatory. The drawback with this method is that you have to take out the old stuff and put in the new, not to mention the fact that new kitchen cabinets usually cost more than refacing your kitchen cabinets will.

Refacing or New?

In the end, you are the one who has to decide if you want to spend the money on new kitchen cabinets, or you want to spend the time on a refacing project. While the obvious choice seems to be refacing, you shouldn’t rule out new kitchen cabinets so quickly.

Many kitchen cabinet retailers actually work with kitchen cabinet wholesalers and if you can get some new kitchen cabinets that are on sale, or even on clearance, then you may be able to go new and still keep your costs down. However, that still doesn’t address who will take out your old kitchen cabinets and who will put in the new ones.

That said, you shouldn’t think that refacing your kitchen cabinets on your own is a walk in the park. There are many nuances that can make the job a lot more challenging than you might think. While you may save money in the process, if you end up with kitchen cabinets that look hideous, will you really be happy?

Explore Your Options

Exploring all your possible options is the best remedy for this quandary. By looking at all the pros and cons on both sides of the fence you can then decide for yourself which method of operation is the method that is best for you.

At BarrWood Cabinets our goal is to help you find the perfect solution for you at a cost that fits your budget. Our expert staff is here to answer any questions about your kitchen cabinets and will work with you in any way to help your project come out perfect. For more information, please call us today at 770-737-4696.