Cabinet Refacing Saves Money; Boosts Kitchen Appeal
by Allison E. Beatty
Kitchens and Cabinets Columnist
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.