Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Vs. Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing
Refinishing your old cabinets tends to be one of the most affordable methods for home improvement projects. However, refinishing 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 stain, wipe, apply a sealer, re-stain 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 a new color stain or finish. The cost of refinishing your kitchen cabinets can range from $1,000 to $1,500 if done by the homeowner and $3,000 to $10,000 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.