Face Your Kitchen
Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Tips for Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling Success

by Amy Fanter
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Getting ready for a kitchen cabinet remodeling project? Whether you're looking to replace or reface your existing cabinetry, there are many ways you can save money. Here are some tips from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry that will help you make the most of your kitchen cabinet remodeling budget.

  • Before starting your kitchen cabinet remodeling project, decide what kind of cabinets you'd like to install. Using standard kitchen cabinets in your remodeling project instead of custom cabinets can save you money. However, you can achieve a unique and stylish look in addition to saving money by combining both standard and custom cabinets in your remodel.
  • When it comes time to select your kitchen cabinet options, you can stretch your budget now by upgrading some components later. Options like tilt front doors and spice racks can be installed at a future date.
  • Keep your kitchen design simple. Use single height wall cabinets and blind corner cabinets rather than those with Lazy Susans to save money on your remodeling project.
  • Consider installing kitchen cabinet doors and drawers that can be operated without additional hardware.
  • To decrease labor costs, install kitchen cabinets without soffits or large trim moldings.
  • If your existing kitchen cabinet doors and boxes are in good working order, refacing can give your kitchen a whole new look for less money.

Cabinetry is one of the most expensive and time-consuming parts of a kitchen remodel. Careful planning and research can save you money on this crucial and highly visible element of your kitchen.

About the Author
AJ Fanter is a freelance writer based in Reno, Nevada.

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