Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Custom Kitchens: Cabinets can add Beauty and Value with a Simple Facelift
For custom kitchens, cabinets can help transform the look if you refinish the original surfaces, a less costly option than replacing them. It involves stripping, sanding, priming, and applying the final finish, be it paint, stain or varnish. The job can take 3-5 days on the average. If you choose to do it yourself, total cost should be approximately $50 per opening according to Consumer Reports Magazine. A professional can cost double that or more but the work is guaranteed.
A new exterior surface can be applied to all visible surfaces, doors, and drawers. It can challenge the skills of all but the most skilled DIY enthusiasts. A professional can refinish your custom kitchen cabinets in 2-4 days depending on the size of the job. Options include:
If employing a professional you can expect to pay approximately $250 per cabinet, a ballpark figure that compares to $500 per cabinet for complete replacement. Prices and guarantees vary, so your best bet is to get at least three bids before going ahead updating your custom kitchens. Cabinets can be a great place to start.