Many homeowners are happy with the color of their cabinetry, but are unhappy with their outdated cathedral arch doors, or just don’t have the budget for a full blown renovation or traditional cabinet refacing. Is there an alternative for sprucing up outdated kitchens and baths without breaking the bank? Yes, there is!
Glazed kitchen cabinetry is very popular today; unfortunately, glazed replacement cabinets are too costly for many homeowners’ budgets. Glazed finishes add about ten percent to the already high cost of new replacement cabinetry. This also applies to less expensive wholesale discount cabinets. With cabinet refacing (cabinet resurfacing), also expect to pay a ten percent premium for glazed replacement doors and drawer fronts.
For those unfamiliar with cabinet refacing process, cabinet refacing involves replacing the old doors and drawer fronts with new doors and drawer fronts, providing the older cabinetry an updated, modern look. Cabinet boxes usually remain in place, which is environmentally friendly and preserves existing countertops. Many homeowners have expensive granite or solid surface countertops that they want to preserve, making cabinet refacing a good alternative to traditional cabinet replacement. During the refacing process, matching wood veneer is applied to the cabinet frames and the end panels are covered with either matching flat wood panels or solid wood decorative panels for a custom look. A variety of matching solid wood trim, such as crown molding, is also available for refacing.