Kitchen Cabinets: To Replace or Reface?

From on November 26, 2007 in Kitchen Remodel

kitchen cabinet refacingIf you’re contemplating a kitchen remodeling project, your cabinets are probably on the short list of things that need an update. You may have seen an ad from one of the many companies who offer cabinet refacing services and wondered if this approach—which involves replacing the doors, drawer fronts, and all other visible areas of the cabinets while leaving their structural boxes intact—might work for you.

The short answer is, it depends. These days it’s possible to find refacing specialists who can provide quality work, and a full range of styles, materials, and price points—and be in and out of your house in days, not weeks. Whether your project is a good candidate has a lot to do with how happy you are with your current kitchen, so it’s worth taking the time to consider what’s working well in the present setup.

We’ve just added some articles to the CalFinder Kitchen Cabinet Library to help you with the planning process, and we welcome your questions and comments.