Renovating your Atlanta home doesn’t always have to mean completely gutting the structure and starting from scratch. Sometimes you have a perfectly sound foundation that just needs a pick me up. One such place is often the kitchen, particularly the cabinets. This super important space, after all, does provide the most return on your investment when it comes to updating your home. And if your cabinet boxes are still in decent shape, you might opt for refacing instead of replacing.
Refacing the kitchen cabinets? What does that mean?
Refacing is simply the process of changing out the cabinet doors, but the original cabinet structure remains in place. But why would anyone choose to reface over replacing with custom kitchen cabinets?
- Refacing takes less time – It takes much longer to have your cabinets replaced than to have them refaced. In addition to having to actually pick out new cabinets, you’ll also have to wait for the materials to arrive, have your old cabinets torn out and then have the new cabinets installed. Refacing your cabinets can generally take a week or less.
- Refacing isn’t as disruptive – When replacing your cabinets, you won’t be able to use your kitchen until the construction is finished. You can still use the kitchen during a refacing project, which will make things for your family a lot easier.
- Comparable Quality – You can completely redo your cabinets by refacing them. You can add a thin veneer of plastic laminate or authentic wood to the surface of your cabinets in addition to adding new knobs, molding, pulls and hinges, thereby making your old cabinets look brand new. Custom cabinets really are necessary for an amazing makeover.
- It’s green – When cabinet boxes are gutted, they’re often sent to a local landfill. By refacing, you’ve saved materials and the energy/fuel it would have required to send those scraps to a landfill. It’s the ultimate way to use what you’ve got!
Would you like to find out if cabinet refacing is the right choice for your kitchen makeover? Be sure to contact Renewal Design Build right here in Atlanta for expert help in making the right choice!