by Kelly Wingard
Do you feel like you've stepped back in time when you walk into your kitchen?
Outdated kitchen cabinets and countertops can make your otherwise lovely home
downright unattractive. But, don't give up on the old girl just yet. With a
little plastic surgery to extract her Formica countertops and a face-lift to
renew her tired, old cabinets, your aging home can be restored to her former
glory in no time.
Budget-Friendly Kitchen Remodeling
If you're happy with your kitchen configuration, but you just can't stand your
cabinets anymore, consider cabinet refacing. It provides an affordable alternative
to a complete kitchen makeover.
Refacing options are available for every budget. You can refresh your cabinets
by painting them, installing a new veneer over the old finish, or replacing
the cabinet doors and drawer fronts with completely new designs. With attractive
new countertops and hardware to accessorize your updated cabinets, your kitchen
can be stylishly transformed for a fraction of the cost of a complete kitchen
Refacing Causes Less Kitchen Disruption
You never realize how important your kitchen is to your life until you are forced
to live without it during a remodeling project. Although eating out every night
initially sounds appetizing, the novelty wears off quickly. Take it from someone
who washed dishes in her laundry room sink for three months during what was
supposed to be a four week long remodeling job--kitchen makeovers never proceed
according to plans! Unexpected delays are the rule rather than the exception.
If your kitchen cabinets are structurally sound, consider refacing them.
Refacing takes a lot less time than ripping out the old cabinets and installing
new ones from scratch. Refacing can often be accomplished in one or two days,
saving you time, money, and possibly your sanity!
HGTV Kitchen Design
About the Author
Kelly Wingard is a homeowner with 30 years of budget-minded decorating and