Pros Cons Resurfacing Kitchen Bathroom Cabinets
The kitchen and bathrooms are the rooms in a house that show age first,
particularly when the cabinets become faded or outdated. You may want
to update your cabinets to make your living space more attractive or to
increase the value of your home before placing it on the market.
Depending on the degree of damage and how dramatic you want the makeover
to be, including the cabinets in your interior painting and perhaps changing
the knobs may be enough. If the finish is in poor shape, doors or drawers
are no longer working appropriately, or the style has become outdated,
your choices are to either completely replace the cabinets, or reface
them to give them a new appearance.
Replacing the cabinets in the bathroom is not usually as extensive a job
as that of the kitchen cabinets. To resurface kitchen cabinets, the doors,
the fronts of drawers, and the knobs are replaced. New veneer is applied
to the visible parts of the cabinets to give them the appearance of new
cabinets. According to doityourself.com, cabinet refacing costs about
half as much as replacing the cabinets with new ones. Considering that
kitchen cabinets often cost thousands of dollars, the savings makes
cost one of the pros of refacing.
Replacing all of your kitchen cabinets means taking everything out of the
cabinets and drawers, and then replacing them once the new cabinets have
been installed. There is also a lot more mess when the fixtures are being
removed from the walls and floors, often leading to significant mess in
one of the most used rooms of your home. Cabinet refacing only involves
the front of the cabinets, unless there is damage to shelves or drawers
that requires them to be emptied. In most cases, you can leave everything
in its current place.
Homeowners, builders, contractors, and everyone involved in the construction
of homes are looking for environmentally friendly materials and methods
more than ever. The goal is to prevent adding to the non-biodegradable
materials in the landfills whenever possible. Refacing cabinets is the
most environmentally-friendly method of improving kitchen cabinets while
still getting the modern look you want. You can get a new, modern-looking
kitchen without throwing out the old cabinets.
Better Quality Cabinets
Although your cabinets may be old and have a dull finish, they may also
be of a much better quality of materials and construction than the new
ones available from your local building store. If the quality is good,
and you only need the cabinets to be “refreshed,” adding a
new face will allow you to maintain the same high quality you have already
been enjoying for years, without paying a price that you can’t afford.
In some cases, cabinets may be too old or poorly built to make cabinet
refacing a good choice. If you are unsure of whether your cabinets are
a good candidate for resurfacing, contact Dixon Painting for an estimate.
Also consider our interior painting services to update the rest of your
kitchen for a modern look that complements the entire room.
Contact us to find out more about our interior paint services.