Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling - Ideas and Estimates

Do Your Research When Hiring a Cabinet Refacing Company

by Allison E. Beatty
kitchensandcabinets.com Columnist

When considering cabinet refacing for your kitchen, you might talk with three or four home improvement companies to do the job. Here are some questions to ask to help you make the right choice.

Expect Expertise

Before hiring a cabinet refacing company, do some research into the company and its expertise. You want to work with a company that has been in business for several years and has qualified workers to do the job. Also ask:
  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many employees do you have and what is their training?
  • How many cabinet refacing styles do you offer?

Other Home Improvement Services

Many cabinet refacing companies offer other home improvement services, such as countertop and flooring installation. This is a convenient service, as it lets you take care of several home improvement projects at once. As you interview cabinet refacing companies, ask about their other services. Be sure the workers are highly trained in all the home improvement services they offer. Also:
  • Get other estimates to compare pricing.
  • Consider the variety of materials the company offers.
  • Ask about home improvement financing.

Look For Creativity

Not all home improvement jobs are alike, so look for a cabinet refacing company that shows creativity in approaching your project. You may have specific needs or a desire to enhance your kitchen design with a special wood style, so find out what kinds of accessories they can provide. Regardless of the details, you want a company that will get creative to get the job done.

Get References

Each cabinet refacing company should have a list of recent references for you to examine. Instead of relying on telephone conversations, make time to visit two or three kitchens to see the results. Ask the homeowners how satisfied they were with the results, their interaction with the workers and the timeliness of the project. Once you do your homework, there's nothing standing between you and your new kitchen!

About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer who has been writing home improvement columns for 15 years.