Factoring in costs
Cabinets account for about half the total cost of a kitchen-remodeling
project, and thus have the greatest impact on a budget. They range
in price considerably based on quality, the type of material they
are made of, and whether they are stock (ready built in specific
sizes from the manufacturer) or custom (produced specifically for
your kitchen in whatever sizes are needed). If cabinet replaced is
too expensive, the alternative is to reface current cabinets.
Reface or replace?
Cabinet refacement involves sprucing up cabinet doors by putting
a new veneer on them. Veneers come in many different styles and materials,
from wood to other laminates. Kitchen cabinet refacing saves families,
on average, 33-60% of the price of installing new kitchen cabinets.
This discount provides the new design wanted for the kitchen without
breaking the bank. After refacing cabinets, homeowners can improve
the functionality of their cabinets with rollout shelves, better
drawer slides, and other accessories.
Durable and beautiful
Another argument for cabinet refacing comes from the homeowners of
older homes. Some older homes have vintage cabinets that are often
much sturdier than cabinets made today. If living in an older home,
homeowners should have their kitchen cabinets appraised before remodeling.
If the cabinets are of a high quality, they should not be tossed
out. Many companies specialized in refacing or refinishing older
cabinets in some way. For those looking to change a kitchen's floor
plan and design, it is still possible to move older cabinets to different
areas. Care should be taken when moving or installing cabinets so
they are not damaged.