Cabinet Refacing Saves Money; Boosts Kitchen Appeal
by Allison E. Beatty
Kitchens and Cabinets Columnist
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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Costs
The cost of kitchen cabinets is rising as the cost of lumber increases. New cabinets typically cost $5,000 to $20,000 plus installation, and price tag for cabinets can be 35 percent of the cost of a complete kitchen remodeling project. Cabinet refacing can save you 20 to 40 percent of that cost, without the disruption of having all your cabinets replaced.
Try a New Kitchen Cabinet Style
With kitchen cabinet refacing, you can pick a new door style or a type of wood to give your kitchen an updated look. Instead of a traditional oak cabinet, try a maple or cherry look. Among the popular cabinet refacing options are:
- High arcing panels on cabinet door
- Cabinet drawers with easy pull-out glides
- Etched glass door panels
When to Try Cabinet Refacing
Kitchen cabinet refacing is a good option if:
- You are happy with your cabinet layout and cabinet drawers.
- The kitchen cabinets are in good condition.
- You want to add more functionality to kitchen cabinets with accessories like roll-out drawers.
Cabinet Refacing is a Good Investment
Kitchen cabinet refacing provides a big return on investment, as it creates a dramatic change in your kitchen for a relatively low price. When compared to the cost of buying new cabinets, cabinet refacing is the easy answer for many homeowners. These changes will make a dramatic difference in the look and feel of your kitchen.
About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer. She has been a writer of home improvement columns for 15 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines, and on home improvement Web sites.