Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
A Few Hundred Dollars + Cabinet Refacing = A New Look for Your Kitchenby Sue Booth
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
More homeowners are turning to kitchen cabinet refacing to freshen their kitchens and increase the future resale values of their homes. With a couple of hundred extra dollars, you can rejuvenate your entire kitchen. Here's how.
A Wise InvestmentAccording to the National Association of Realtors, in 2006 homeowners got only 80 percent of their kitchen remodeling costs back as opposed to 91 percent in 2005. With this growing trend, you will want to keep your kitchen remodeling costs to a minimum to make the most on your investment. Saving on renovation costs with cabinet refacing with the addition of a few minor extras is an ideal investment choice.
Cabinet Refacing with a Little ExtraYour contractor will reface your kitchen cabinets by attaching laminate or wood veneers onto your existing cabinet surfaces, creating a new look for your cabinets. If you only have a few extra hundred dollars to spend on your kitchen:
You don't have to spend $50,000 to $100,000 for an updated kitchen. Reface your cabinets and make some changes for a few hundred dollars extra, and you'll see the dollar for dollar return on investment (or maybe even better!) when you sell your home.
About the Author
Sue Booth is a freelance writer and a former product analyst for Good Housekeeping magazine. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.