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Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Kitchen Trends for 2010 and What They Say About Your Cabinets

by Melissa Bullard
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Refacing your kitchen cabinets has become the way to update your kitchen for less. Refacing jobs typically cost half or less of what a total remodel job would cost, and yet they truly lend a new look and feel to your kitchen. If you're thinking about refacing your cabinets, this may be the perfect time to stand back and figure out what kind of kitchen you want to be living in over the next several years.

As 2009 draws to a close, those who enjoy staying on top of trends, want to update their kitchen, or are preparing to sell their homes and want to add to its market appeal may be interested in the kinds of kitchen designs and styles that should be hot in 2010. MarketWatch.com published an article that discussed future kitchen trends. Before you decide on the final details for your kitchen refacing job, consider the following information:

  • Most people want their kitchens to feel like home. With economy in its current state, people are trying to save money, which means spending more time eating and entertaining at home. Choose materials for your refacing job that are going to make your kitchen an extension of your home rather than a utility room. The wood you choose should not only be attractive so you don't get tired of it, but should also flow with the rest of your household design.
  • More people are going green. A variety of ecologically-friends materials are available to use in your kitchen. Consider bamboo or wheatboard for your cabinet refacing job. If neither of these options is what you're looking for, then look for companies that have been certified by an organization such as the Forest Stewardship Council, which guarantees that the wood they sell has been sustainably harvested.
  • More people are cooking for fun. Thanks to the Food Network and various celebrity chefs, cooking has become more of an art or a hobby than a chore. If you like cooking and plan to spend a lot of time in your kitchen, make sure your reface job is done with materials that can handle a lot of wear and tear. Kitchens experience tons of heat and humidity fluctuations, and so you want to choose cabinet refacing materials that are durable and easy to clean.

If you're interested in a refacing job that helps you create the ideal kitchen for 2010, then look to these trends as a guide for remodeling your home kitchen.



About the Author
Melissa Bullard earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature, then a Master's Degree in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has taught writing, literature, and Spanish classes, and is currently working as a fre

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