Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling - Ideas and Estimates

Your Cabinets are Your Kitchen: Treat Them Right

by Joe Cooper
KitchensAndCabinets.com Columnist

Broken hinges, misaligned cabinet doors, even wall damage--these are often the results when homeowners attempt their own kitchen cabinet refacing project. Unless you're a skilled contractor, leaving kitchen cabinet refacing to a professional will serve you in the long run.

Kitchen cabinet refacing is an important remodel that has the potential to save you time and money. There are hundreds of professional services to give your kitchen this critical facelift.

Cabinet Refacing: A Main Source of Business

Dane Schafer owns his own kitchen cabinet company in Nebraska. What makes up most of his business these days? Cabinet refacing. "That's really taken over our business," he told the Aurora News-Register. He describes kitchen cabinet refacing as following his customers' needs, and admits he likes being able to help homeowners redesign their kitchens.

Cabinets: Don't Buy What You Own

"You don't have to re-buy what you already own" says another professional kitchen cabinet refacing company on the east coast. This company boasts a 2-3 day turnaround, which is far less than the 1-2 month timeframe many cabinet companies issue for replacing kitchen cabinets.

Hiring is Helping Yourself (and Your Kitchen)

To hear professional services say that kitchen cabinet refacing is preferable to replacing kitchen cabinets adds to the credibility of this kitchen remodeling trend. To hire one of these services is to ensure the process goes smoothly, too. A little research will yield hundreds of stories by homeowners who attempted it themselves and ended up hiring a professional service.

Your kitchen cabinets are your kitchen's most defining feature. Refacing them at half the cost of replacing them saves you both time and cost. With new doors and drawers, your kitchen will appear new, despite the ease of the remodel. Your cabinets are your kitchen. Don't they deserve the best treatment?

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