Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Stock kitchen doors: attractive and affordableby Shannon Lee
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Stock cabinetry is often seen as the lesser option for your kitchen remodeling plans. But just because it's "stock" doesn't mean it's "boring." Though there are a few of stock cabinet options out there that fall short on quality, there are plenty of good, solid and attractive stock cabinet doors that can make your kitchen look like a custom-made cooking haven.
What to expect from stock cabinets
Many homeowners expect stock cabinets to be flimsy, ill-fitting and an ugly color. The truth about stock cabinets is much more flattering than that. Here's what to expect:
Remodeling kitchen cabinets with cost-effective stock doors
Now let's talk about the best part of stock cabinets: The price. Refacing kitchen cabinets with real wood veneer can cost between $2,500 and $6,000. High-quality veneers can cost between $7,000 to $9,000 or more. But ready-to-hang cabinet doors of rigid thermofoil or laminate can cost as little as $1,000 to $3,000. These stock cupboard doors come in a wide variety of colors, styles and sizes to create the kitchen you want at a fraction of the custom price.
Though stock cabinets might seem like a one-size-fits-all solution, remember that any cabinet door installation takes knowledge and patience. If you have never hung cupboard doors before, one of our pre-screened, certified contractors can help you save time and costly mistakes by professionally handling your kitchen refacing project.
About the Author
Shannon Lee has written professionally for two decades on a wide variety of topics, including medical and health issues, home repair, education and relationships.