Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Cabinet Refacing Can Boost Resale Value in San Diegoby Allison Millar
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
If you're hoping to sell your San Diego home soon, you'll need to get the house in tiptop shape. As kitchens often sell homes, consider how cabinet refacing can transform your kitchen design - and make would-be buyers stop and take note.
San Diego Home Sales BackgroundThe California Association of Realtors has reported record homes sales in San Diego and surrounding areas for several years. While the overall housing market has slowed, San Diego is a town that weathers market downturns well. To get top dollar, however, you'll have to give home buyers a quality kitchen design with appealing kitchen cabinets. That's where cabinet refacing comes in.
Cabinet Refacing OverviewCabinet refacing involves replacing the kitchen cabinet doors and drawer front with new material. You can upgrade to cherry wood, for example, or go with a contemporary laminate for a sleek look. The style should complement your San Diego home while adding a modern look.
Cabinet Refacing Is EconomicalCabinet refacing is about one third the cost of replacing your kitchen cabinets. This is an ideal project for the San Diego's marketplace, where home sales average around $550,000. For this type of investment, home buyers expect an attractive kitchen with appealing kitchen cabinets.
Whether you are in the City of Carlsbad north of San Diego or in the city proper, cabinet refacing can help boost your home's appeal. With newly revamped kitchen cabinets, you’ll have just the edge you need to outshine other homes in your neighborhood.
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.