MYTH: Refacing or refinishing is just as good as new cabinets, and cheaper to.

TRUTH: I urge you to do some research if you are considering refacing. Most times you will find the cost of refacing to be equal to, or even higher than the cost of using new cabinets. There are several reasons for this.

  • From a design standpoint, there are obvious problems with refacing.
  • Limited or no layout changes are possible
  • Many of the old cabinet components are retained (cabinet floors, backs, drawers, hardware, etc.)
  • The finished product is rarely as desirable as new cabinetry.
  • Better quality with a factory built cabinet, compared to working with your existing cabinetry.
  • I like to make this comparison. If you could paint your old car or buy a new one, FOR THE SAME PRICE, which would you do? In all but a few, rare situations, I think the answer to that question is obvious. Before you make a decision to reface, do yourself a favor and research new cabinetry. I would be happy to discuss your options for your remodeling project.