Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Going the Extra Refacing Mile: Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertopby Melissa Bullard
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Refacing your kitchen cabinets? Congratulations! If you've chosen the right materials and the right contractor, it's likely that you're going to get a whole new look for your kitchen at less than half the cost of a remodel. Refacing your kitchen cabinets is a great way to update and refresh your kitchen without the hassle or cost of total cabinet replacement.
However, if you are going for a completely new look for the cabinets, you might want to consider replacing or refacing other elements of your kitchen as well. After all, if your kitchen was built during the 70s, it's likely that replacing the avocado-green formica cabinets with wood or a vinyl laminate makes them now clash with the orange countertops and brown linoleum floor. This is where new kitchen countertops come in. Depending on the overall feel you want for your kitchen, you can choose from the following popular countertop materials:
Giving your kitchen a fresh start doesn't require a total rehaul of every element. If you know what you want and you're satisfied with your basic layout, refacing your kitchen cabinets and replacing your countertop can bring new life to an old design.
About the Author
Melissa Bullard earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature, then a Master's Degree in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has taught writing, literature, and Spanish classes, and is currently working as a fre