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Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Save on Kitchen Cabinet Refacing, Spend Elsewhere

by Sue Booth
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

More homeowners are turning to kitchen cabinet refacing to freshen their kitchens and increase the future resale values of their homes. While refacing your cabinets this year, you may want to keep some of the latest kitchen renovation trends in mind.

Be Trendy as You Reface

You can reface your kitchen cabinets at a fraction of the cost of buying new, not to mention yield over a 90% return on investment on your home. Here are a few trendy kitchen renovation ideas that you can splurge on with the money you'll save when you reface.

  • Multiple Cabinet Finishes: You can use different cabinet facing to infuse new life throughout your kitchen.
  • Glass Front Cabinet Doors: Open up and add a twinkle to your kitchen.
  • Marble and Stone Countertops: Add an elegant flair to your kitchen décor.
  • Detailing: Ribbed glass, columns, and corbels add character to kitchens.
  • Slim Cabinets and Pull-Out Shelves: Narrow pull-out cabinets and shelves can double your storage space and can add variety to a row of cabinets.
  • Round Bar Counters: Add dramatic renovation results with a circular counter.
  • Curves: A few curved cabinets and countertops can soften a kitchen's hard edges.
  • Pendent Lighting: Hanging pendent lights over counters or sinks will light up your workspace and perk up your kitchen.
  • Stainless-Steel Hood: Provides an attractive and modern focal point.
  • Large Islands: Islands are not new, however the trend in islands is that they are getting larger in size. Longer and wider islands can be used for storage space.

You can reface your kitchen cabinets at about a third of the cost of replacing your cabinets. With your savings, you may be able to indulge in the trendy extras to create the kitchen of your dreams.

About the Author
Sue Booth is a freelance writer and a former product analyst for Good Housekeeping magazine. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

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