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Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Minneapolis Home owners Weigh Cabinet Refacing Versus Cabinet Replacement

by Allison Millar
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Kitchen cabinets are an important design and functional aspect of your home. When they look worn or outdated, the whole kitchen design suffers. That's why many Minneapolis home owners are turning to cabinet refacing or cabinet replacement. Which is best for you?

Cabinet Refacing Offers Great Value For The Cost

With cabinet refacing, you basically are replacing the door front and drawers to give your cabinets a fresh, exciting new "face." There is no need to remove the cabinet boxes from the wall, which dramatically cuts down on the cost and remodeling time. The return on investment is particularly important in prime Minneapolis markets, where buyers expect updated kitchens but sellers want to remodel economically.

Consider Timing For Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling

One major advantage to cabinet refacing is that it is quick and easy. No need to tear apart your kitchen, create a temporary cooking area or wash dishes in the bathtub! Within a few days, a Minneapolis area cabinet refacing company can come in and give your kitchen cabinets a new look. Before deciding, ask yourself whether:
  • You can live with 6 to 10 weeks of disruption to get new kitchen cabinets.
  • You like your current cabinet boxes well enough to keep them.
  • You have the funds for a full kitchen remodeling.

When to Replace Kitchen Cabinets?

There are times, however, when cabinet replacement is the only answer. If your cabinets are not structurally sound or you need to reconfigure the kitchen layout to gain more space, then kitchen cabinet replacement might be the best route. Talk with a few remodeling contractors and cabinet refacing companies to seek advice.

About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer. She has been a writer of home improvement columns for 15 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines, and on home improvement web sites.

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