Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Cabinet Refacing Saves Money; Boosts Kitchen Appealby Allison Millar
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Costs
The cost of kitchen cabinets is rising as the cost of lumber increases. New cabinets typically cost $5,000 to $20,000 plus installation, and the price tag for cabinets can be 35 percent of the cost of a complete kitchen remodeling project. Cabinet refacing can save you 20 to 40 percent of that cost, without the disruption of having all of your cabinets replaced.
Try a New Kitchen Cabinet StyleWith kitchen cabinet refacing, you can pick a new door style or a type of wood to give your kitchen an updated look. Instead of a traditional oak cabinet, try a maple or cherry look. Among the popular cabinet refacing options are:
When to Try Cabinet RefacingKitchen cabinet refacing is a good option if:
Cabinet Refacing is a Good InvestmentKitchen cabinet refacing provides a big return on investment, as it creates a dramatic change in your kitchen for a relatively low price. When compared to the cost of buying new cabinets, cabinet refacing is the easy answer for many homeowners. These changes will make a dramatic difference in the look and feel of your kitchen.
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.