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Don't Do Time: Quick and Easy Cabinet Refacing in Chicago

by Joe Cooper
KitchensAndCabinets.com Columnist

Ready for a new kind of kitchen in your Chicago home? You don't have to build a new one from scratch. Kitchen cabinet refacing will save you both time and money.

Whether it's an apartment in the Gold Coast, a condo in Lincoln Park, or a suburb outside of Chicago, kitchen cabinet refacing can rejuvenate your home. Chicago real estate has become extremely competitive with the rise of home values over the last decade, and homeowners need cost- and time-effective alternatives to expensive kitchen remodels.

Cost Savings with Cabinet Refacing

There may not be an average kitchen remodeling cost, given the variety of sizes and details in the average home. But it is safe to say that installing new kitchen cabinets can cost at least $10,000.

Kitchen cabinet refacing costs are usually around 50% of the cost of installing new cabinets. The average cost of refacing cabinets in a modestly-sized kitchen is $3,500 to $7,000. Larger kitchens can cost more, but the cost will still fall around 50% of new kitchen cabinets.

Time Savings with Cabinet Refacing

Here's what you might go through if you were installing entirely new kitchen cabinets. This process can easily take months.
  • Hiring a service
  • Hosting a consultation
  • Visiting a design store and choosing new kitchen cabinets
  • Having your current cabinets removed
  • Performing any needed repairs
  • Having your new cabinets installed

By contrast, many kitchen cabinet refacing jobs can be completed within a five-day work week. Depending on the size of your kitchen and the availability of materials, most kitchen cabinet refacing jobs are completed within one to four weeks. Choosing kitchen cabinet refacing instead of new cabinets can mean huge time savings. Not bad for a brand-new-looking kitchen!

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