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Three Tips for Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

by Joe Cooper
KitchensAndCabinets.com Columnist
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Kitchen cabinets often take up the most space in a kitchen, and therefore can be its most defining element. When they're ready to be spruced up, cabinet refacing will save you money and maximize the resources of your current cabinets. Hire a contractor to do the job right, and enjoy the benefits of a kitchen makeover without the costs of a full remodel.

New kitchen cabinets can easily take up over half of a kitchen remodeling budget. Refacing allows homeowners to do more with their money, as cabinet refacing costs are less than half the cost of new kitchen cabinets.

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No options are lost, however; kitchen cabinet refacing comes with nearly as many options for doors, drawers, hardware, finishes, and paint as new kitchen cabinets. Refacing can successfully remove the stress from a kitchen remodeling budget and provide an all-new look to a kitchen.

Three Tips for a Refacing Project

Here are three tips for your kitchen cabinet refacing project:
  1. Make sure the cabinets are structurally sound. If they are, there is no need for new kitchen cabinets; refacing will do the trick.
  2. Hire a contractor. Not a typical do-it-yourself job, kitchen cabinet refacing requires several long days and many steps, such as cabinet door removal, degreasing, sanding, refinishing, and more. Make sure the contractor has a license, insurance, and good references.
  3. Create a budget. A big reason to reface your kitchen cabinets instead of buying new ones is to save on remodeling costs. Determine what you can spend, and plan your refacing project accordingly.

A kitchen cabinet refacing project takes less than half the time of a new cabinet installation, too. Within one to two, weeks you should be enjoying your functional, face-lifted 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.

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