What Is Cabinet Refacing?

What Is Cabinet Refacing?

Did you know it’s possible to completely revamp the appearance of your kitchen or bathroom without having to upend your budget or live through a months-long remodel? To achieve this, all you need to do is have your cabinets refaced. Refacing can give you a fresh new look while sparing you the hassle of having every bit of your existing cabinetry removed. And because you’ll keep your current cabinet and drawer boxes instead of acquiring and installing new ones, you’ll also enjoy a shorter timeline and less strain on your wallet.

What does cabinet refacing involve?

As the doors and handles on your cabinetry and drawers receive the most daily use and environmental exposure, they’re likely to show wear and tear long before interior cabinet boxes or drawer boxes. With cabinet refacing, your cabinets and drawers will be refreshed by taking away these worn and faded elements and adding in new doors, drawer fronts, and hardware. Your cabinet boxes will remain in place but will be coated with a new veneer.

Cabinet refacing therefore allows you to restyle your kitchen or bathroom without having to go through the hassle and expense of unnecessarily replacing structurally sound pieces. And we know you’ll be excited to learn the sky’s the limit when it comes to selecting the new style and color scheme for your cabinetry: There are numerous woods and laminates to choose from, as well as different hinges, handles, drawer pulls, and other types of hardware.

With so many options, you can quickly create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams with the help of a skilled cabinet refacing team. A refacing job usually takes between two and four days—though timing can vary based on the size of the room—so you’ll be able to enjoy a great new look in just a few days.

The benefits of refacing your cabinets

Cabinet refacing usually takes two to four days to complete, making it one of the fastest ways to update the look of your home. In comparison, replacing your existing cabinets with new ones—whether they’re off-the-shelf or custom-made—can take several weeks. And a full remodel of your kitchen or bathroom may go on for months.

Though you’ll have to empty out your cabinets and drawers before we can get to work, you’ll otherwise experience little disruption during the speedy refacing process. Even as the job’s in progress, we’ll clean up at the end of each workday, so you can use your kitchen or bathroom at night.

You’ll be glad to know that preserving your existing cabinet boxes is kinder to the environment. And you’re not simply being eco-friendly when you choose to reface rather than tear out every bit of cabinetry—you’re also saving money! Though the exact cost for your refacing job will vary depending on the size of your kitchen and the kind of laminate or hardwood options you select, it’s almost always less expensive than cabinetry replacement or a remodel.

Options beyond refacing

Refacing is a surface alteration, but it’s often possible to make additional upgrades. For example, we can add in new drawer boxes, cabinet boxes, under-cabinet lighting, organizational upgrades for your cabinets and drawers, and more.

Please be aware that these options can add to the cost and length of a job.

When refacing cabinetry may not be right for you

For many people, refacing cabinets in a bathroom or kitchen is all they require to be happy, as the array of available colors and style choices can truly transform a room. However, we understand that you may yearn to change a room’s layout or to expand the amount of available cabinet space. In those instances, refacing likely isn’t the answer. And if there’s a drawer that sticks or another existing problem you’re hoping to fix, refacing won’t resolve the issue.

In addition, please be aware that not every cabinet is a good refacing candidate. Cabinets that have rough, worn sides may not be able to receive a new veneer successfully. And if your cabinets are structurally unsound, replacement is the safe way to proceed.

Get started on bathroom or kitchen cabinet refacing

If you’re considering cabinet refacing, the experts at Built by Design Cabinets would be happy to talk with you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. To begin, we can examine your cabinetry to see if it’s a good fit for refacing. And we’d be happy to inform you about the cost options for different styles of wood or laminates.

We stand behind our work with a quality guarantee, and our team has the skills and know-how to bring your vision for improved cabinets to life. If you’d like a whole new look in your kitchen or bathroom without having to spend a lot of money or time, we’re here to help!

Contact us in Riverside to learn more about cabinet refacing!