Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Vs. Kitchen Cabinet Painting
Painting your old cabinets tends to be one of the most affordable methods for home improvement projects. However, painting your kitchen cabinets involves a lot of hard work to be done properly. The old finish would have to be removed and sanded down to the bare wood, then you have to apply the primer as many times as needed, paint the cabinets to the desired color and finally apply a clear coat, not to mention all the hardware would have to be removed too. This process is less expensive than replacing or refacing the cabinets. However, you'll still have old-style kitchen cabinet doors, but with new color paint. The cost of painting your kitchen cabinets can range from $1,000 to $2,000 if done by the homeowner and $3,500 to $8,500 if a contractor is hired.
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing is a more affordable way as compared to new cabinets, usually 20-30% less. Cabinet refacing will replace the cabinet doors and drawer fronts with new ones and the rest will be refaced to match your new cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Choose from the trendy shaker cabinet doors, raised panels and many other styles and colors in wood or thermo-foil. By replacing the doors, drawer fronts, hardware, new moldings, additional space, knick-knock shelves and other accessories available, you can design your dream kitchen.