Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling - Ideas and Estimates
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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing: To Do or To Hireby Joe Cooper
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Kitchen cabinet refacing is a great alternative to installing new cabinets at about half the time and the cost. How do you know whether to tackle kitchen cabinet refacing yourself or hire someone to do it?
So You Want to RefaceCabinet refacing can transform a kitchen, making a traditional space modern. But cabinet refacing is different than painting a room or putting up wallpaper: there are many steps and costs involved in cabinet refacing.
Cabinet Refacing Cost ComparisonKitchen remodeling can cost $25,000 or more. Having brand new cabinets installed, whether modern or traditional, can cost $10,000 or more. An average kitchen cabinet refacing job comes in around $4,000 or $5,000. Doing it yourself will cost less but is probably more work and difficulty than you want to endure.
Cabinet Refacing for HireThe fact that professional services exist solely for cabinet refacing is a signal that it can be a tough task. Hiring a cabinet refacing company or contractor to complete your cabinet refacing also gives you the confidence of an established process. Most cabinet refacing involves the following steps:
Beware of cabinet refacing articles about the ease and affordability of refacing kitchen cabinets yourself. Unless you have experience, the cost of cabinet refacing can easily increase to that of cabinet replacement.
The DetailsCabinet refacing is a cosmetic change, not a structural one. Considerations like cabinet lining and interiors, rolling drawer maintenance, and fixture choices are often bumped to the side when attempting cabinet refacing yourself. A cabinet refacing service or contractor can offer solutions to these issues so that your overall cost and timeline aren't compromised.
About the Author
Joe Cooper writes home services and design articles and edits medical literature. He holds a bachelor's in American Literature from UCLA.