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Homeowners Who Reface Still Get a Brand New Look

by Joe Cooper
KitchensAndCabinets.com Columnist
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The benefits of kitchen cabinet refacing are not so different than those of new kitchen cabinets. Variety, flexibility, and a brand new look are all features of a kitchen cabinet refacing project too--without the cost and hassle of new cabinets.

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Refacing Instead of Buying New

Keith and Lucy Harmon of Michigan chose kitchen cabinet refacing over new kitchen cabinets primarily because of the cost. They also realized the time they would save by keeping their existing cabinets.

They chose a kitchen cabinet refacing company based on the company's Web site and were very pleased with the result. They chose thin maple veneer and a new paint color for their kitchen cabinets, and they also decided to replace the doors and moulding. (You can also choose laminate veneer, which wears well and comes at a lower cost than real wood).

Choices, Prices, and the End Result

The total cabinet refacing cost for the Harmon's kitchen was $10,000. Insider's tip: replacing doors can increase the total cabinet refacing cost, but it goes a long way for the look of your kitchen. If you do replace your doors, the variety of choices available will often justify the total cabinet refacing cost.

Kitchen cabinet refacing costs an average of $150 to $300 per opening. Depending on the state of your kitchen cabinets, your style preference, and your budget, kitchen cabinet refacing can cost anywhere from $2,000--$10,000.

The flexibility and range of choices you have before the project starts rivals the experience of buying new kitchen cabinets. You can choose new doors, hardware, drawer openings and features, and most of all, a brand new look.

About the Author
Joe Cooper writes home services and design articles and edits medical literature. He holds a bachelors in American Literature from UCLA.

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