Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing: Make your Home without Breaking the Bankby Karin Mangan
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
The kitchen is often the hub of a household. Wear and tear from constant use means that it can start to look scruffy long before the rest of your property.
To Reface or Replace? That is the Question
Replacing your kitchen can be costly, messy, and time consuming. The same results can often be achieved by refacing your cabinets. Before you decide, ask yourself three questions:
Great Results, Half the Price
Refacing your kitchen cabinets usually takes only a few days and costs a lot less than replacing the kitchen. You might also be surprised by the range of finishes available. Antique or ultra modern, glazed, matte, or distressed finishes, wood or laminate--whatever you choose to achieve a quality new look. Price, look, and durability are all affected by your choice.
A Do-it-yourself Kitchen Makeover?
Unless you are a skilled DIY enthusiast, you should hire a professional cabinet contractor to ensure that the job is finished to a high standard. Get several quotes, ask for references, and seek recommendations from friends, neighbors, or relatives.
About the Author
Karin has a PhD and has been researching and writing articles on a wide range of subjects for over 10 years.