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Refacing Right: Hire a Professional

by Joe Cooper
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

As one Houston remodeling professional suggests, the kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in a home to remodel. Hiring a professional to do the work for you can help make the most out of your most important home investment.

Words from a Professional

Home improvement professional Peggy McGowen, who runs Houston business, Kitchen and Bath Concepts, calls this concept "spend-to-save." She shared with the Houston Chronicle how hiring a consultant, designer, or contractor can make all the difference when completing a kitchen remodeling.

Hiring a professional to reface your kitchen cabinets is also a good idea. Although many sites give step-by-step instructions on how to "do it yourself," a cabinet refacing project is best left to a contractor or professional service. While refacing isn't nearly as involved as a complete kitchen remodel, you certainly don't want it to look like you "did it yourself."

Besides, cabinet refacing costs less than a quarter of the average kitchen remodeling cost. And the result can look like you had your whole kitchen renovated.

Save Your Time, Improve Your Enjoyment

Ms. McGowen also describes how most kitchen remodeling projects take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months on average. Many people choose (wisely) to renovate their kitchens, because it's one of the primary places home buyers look to gauge the age and the quality of a home.

Cabinet refacing can be a great alternative because it only takes a matter of weeks to reface a kitchen's cabinets. It can add value to your home, as well as "livability." Greater function and enjoyment of your kitchen is the first benefit you should receive, and that can happen right away.


About the Author
Joe Cooper writes home services and design articles and edits medical literature. He holds a bachelor's in American Literature from UCLA.

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