Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Cheap Kitchen Remodel: Cabinet Refacing and Kitchen Backsplashby Kirk Bangstad
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Do you want to remodel your kitchen without breaking your bank? The pros recommend kitchen backsplash and kitchen cabinet refacing projects.
Backsplashing and Cabinet Refacing Add Aesthetic AppealThe real key to remodeling your kitchen and not paying a fortune is to enhance your kitchen's aesthetic without paying for a lot of construction or new hardware. Knocking down walls and buying new kitchen cabinets, floors, and countertops can quickly add up. Changing your kitchen's appearance without buying expensive hardware can be just as effective in giving your kitchen a new look.
A recent article released by kitchen design expert Sajid Nasir discussed two inexpensive kitchen remodeling projects that don't call for large hardware expenditures -- kitchen cabinet refacing and kitchen backsplashing. Kitchen cabinet refacing involves affixing wooden or laminate veneers to the surfaces of old cabinets. A kitchen backsplash is the addition of stainless steel, glass, or tile to the area between your cabinets and countertops.
Both cabinet refacing and kitchen backsplashing can completely change the look of your kitchen, but the materials used for these projects aren't that expensive. In addition, cabinet refacing and backspashing projects aren't that labor intensive, meaning that a contractor can usually complete the job in a few days.
If your kitchen is big enough and has enough storage space, you don't necessarily need to spend a lot of money overhauling it. You can achieve the appearance of a completely new kitchen with a kitchen cabinet refacing job, a new kitchen backsplash, a new sink and faucet, and some updated light fixtures. All of these additions are a drop in the bucket compared to heavy construction or buying entirely new kitchen cabinets.
So don't worry, you too can keep up with the Joneses without breaking your bank. You just have to focus on aesthetic instead of structural changes.
About the Author
Kirk Bangstad is an artist manager and singer working in Chicago, IL. His previous experience includes consulting for technology companies in the Silicon Valley and serving as a field director and publicist for a statewide political campaign. Kirk holds a B.A. in government from Harvard University.