Reface Kitchen Cabinets or New Kitchen Cabinets!
When you compare the cost of installing brand new kitchen cabinets to the cost of refacing your existing cabinets, there is no comparison. Refacing is definitely the cheaper option.
The Cost to Replace or Reface
Most homeowners think remodeling the kitchen means cabinet replacement is inevitable. The fact is that totally replacing your kitchen cabinets is so time consuming and costly that there may be little left in the budget for anything else. With the money you can save by refacing your cabinets, rather than replacing them, you could buy additional items to update your kitchen such as counter-tops, tile, or new appliances.
Kitchen Cabinet Replacement: Is It Worth It?
Replacing your cabinets is a hefty task. Here is how a typical cabinet replacement project would unfold. Please remember…each step will require a professional, so there’s a cost involved in each.
- The existing cabinets must be torn out.
- New kitchen cabinets must be purchased.
- The new cabinets must be installed.
- Electric is rewired and plumbing is rearranged as needed.
- New countertops are purchased and installed.
- New flooring is also necessary if the layout of the cabinets has changed. If so, this will require purchase and installation.
Home Remodeling on a Budget
Replacing the kitchen cabinets in your home can often snowball into other costs such as new countertops, flooring, electrical and plumbing work, etc. Most homeowners are working within a tight budget and must make every dollar count. Refacing your cabinets can cost several thousand dollars less than replacing them. Can you really afford not to reface your cabinets and save money?
Check around. Get estimates for both refacing and replacing. You’ll undoubtedly find that refacing will save you a great deal of money and still provide you with the look of a total renovation.