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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing: A Facelift that Really Lasts

by Kirk Bangstad
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Choosing to reface your kitchen cabinets and make additional small improvements along the way, represents an excellent alternative to a full-scale kitchen remodeling. And just as you would want to hire a professional to administer Botox, hiring a refacing company to ensure your kitchen facelift is professionally done is probably the best option.

Better than Botox

The LA Times recently called cabinet refacing the "Botox" of kitchen remodeling--a facelift at less than half the cost of surgery--but the truth is, cabinet refacing is even better than Botox. Unlike the popular facial treatment, cabinet refacing does not require maintenance months down the road. With cabinet refacing, your kitchen receives a lasting improvement that leaves your cabinet boxes intact and their exteriors completely refinished.

New finishings, colors, and even hardware can give your kitchen a facelift that lasts, improving the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen for years to come. Unlike simply painting, which can be done by homeowners themselves, cabinet refacing done by a professional offers the best alternative to a complete kitchen remodeling.

Refacing Comes With Options

Hiring a professional also allows homeowners to choose additional options during the remodeling process. Some refacing companies are full-service remodelers, offering extras like tiling, flooring, and lighting. Homeowners can opt for a basic cabinet refacing, or enhance their investment with extra touches like a stylish backsplash, new lighting installation, kitchen island, or new flooring.

A full-scale kitchen remodeling isn't your only option. Homeowners can access a range of kitchen improvements with a professional refacing company, and give their kitchen a facelift that won't need a repeat dose after a few months.

About the Author
Kirk Bangstad is an artist manager and singer working in Chicago, IL. His previous experience includes consulting for technology companies in the Silicon Valley and serving as a field director and publicist for a statewide political campaign. Kirk holds a B.A. in government from Harvard University.

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