JULY 1, 2017
Pros, Cons, and Everything In Between
By Victoria Dominguez
Owning a Kitchen and Bath Renovation Company has opened my eyes to all the amazing options
homeowners have when remodeling. One of the most interesting concepts to me, is the
concept of cabinet refacing. Cabinet Refacing, for those who don’t know, is the process of
“remodeling” or “changing” your cabinets. It gives you the appearance of totally new
cabinetry without actually having to remove your existing cabinet boxes! The process
includes the stripping down of your cabinets to the bare bones, then covering the frame in a
veneer to match your new color. After that, new doors and drawer boxes are added to your
existing frames and VOILA! You have new cabinets. Sounds easy right?!?
-Much Faster Renovation!
Won’t Disturb Your Life
-No Layout Change
-Cabinet Boxes Stay The
-Not A Great Option For
It’s actually not that easy. Cabinet refacing is a labor intensive process that can be very
tedious. It takes skills and patience. (Much like raising kids, so us moms could definitely
do it!) This is a perfect solution for someone that has moved into a home, hates the
cabinet color, but has no issues with the kitchen layout. I should also mention, the
cabinets need to be on the younger side, otherwise you are putting a bandaid on a broken
leg. It won’t fix structural issues, damage, etc.
All in all, cabinet refacing is an excellent choice for busy families. You won't lose your
kitchen for long, but you will be completely satisfied with the aesthetic improvement!