Face Your Kitchen
Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Focus on Style For Your Cabinet Refacing Investment

by Allison Millar
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

The style of your kitchen can go a long way in creating value for your home. Cabinet refacing typically provides a strong payback on your investment, but there are ways to maximize that payback. Start by focusing on the cabinet refacing style.

Selecting the Cabinet Refacing Style

Style often sells houses. As the kitchen is the most used room in the house, the style of the kitchen cabinets becomes paramount. A home buyer is more likely to pay more for your house if the kitchen cabinets - and overall kitchen design - have an appealing style.

Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Among the popular kitchen cabinet styles are traditional designs with arched doorways, raised panel doors and two or three layers of crown molding. In a contemporary home, look for flat panel kitchen cabinets with minimal lines.

Kitchen Cabinet Materials

A cabinet refacing company can add a variety of wood or laminated products to your kitchen cabinets. Look for maple or cherry for a traditional style kitchen or white laminate for a contemporary room.

Blending Kitchen Cabinet Styles

When refacing cabinets, look for a style that blends with other woodwork in your home. This is particularly important in an adjoining breakfast room or family room. Look at the angles on your door and window framing, the height of your baseboards and the style of any crown molding in your dining room. An effective cabinet refacing project can blend several rooms together and enhance the overall style of the home.

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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