Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Why style affects cabinet refacing costsby Susanne Clemenz
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Before you choose an architectural style for refacing kitchen cabinets, learn why one style can cost significantly more than another. Let's price out a couple of styles and note the differences that affect prices.
A typical cabinet refacing job
Let's assume a kitchen with 18 linear feet of lower cabinets and drawers, 14 linear feet of uppers, and a pantry with bi-fold doors. Most lower units have a 6-inch-high top drawer and two 10-inch-high drawers below them. Here are ballpark prices from an online supplier based on two different cabinet door styles:
Other choices affecting cabinet refacing costs
You can increase or decrease the cost of refacing your cabinets in many ways. Here are a few factors to consider:
The Traditional style costs more than the Shaker style because it is more labor-intensive. Simple slab-style doors often cost less. Regardless, refacing offers tremendous savings over replacing the entire cabinets. And who doesn't love big savings!
About the Author
Suzanne Clemenz designed her passive solar home and remodeled two others. She worked with architects and contractors on floorplans, electrical, painting, windows, flooring installations, flood prevention walls and stonework, major drainage issues, an irrigation system and landscaping.