An overlooked design option, refacing or redooring your cabinets can save you time, money and transform your kitchen from bland to brilliant.

Is it time for your cabinets to get a facelift? There are many renovation options to choose from. But if you’re short on time and money and still want an amazing transformation, you may want to consider refacing or redooring your cabinets.

What is Cabinet Refacing?

Refacing allows you to preserve the “bones” of your cabinetry while replacing doors, drawer fronts and hardware. Skilled Furniture Medic technicians work with a wide variety of manufacturers to give you the most style options, and will even work with custom, made-to-order cabinet doors.

The Cabinet Refacing Process

Cabinet refacing provides a simple, affordable way to revitalize rooms and get the exact look you want. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how our process works:

  • Step 1: Select the new cabinet door and drawer front style, type of material and color you want. Cabinet hardware can be added to enhance the look and functionality of the cabinets. Molding is optional. 
  • Step 2: Skilled technicians carefully remove your existing cabinet fronts. Molding is removed when new molding is installed. We will take care to cover countertops, appliances, and floors to minimize mess. 
  • Step 3: Cabinet box face frames and exposed side panels are prepped and cleaned, then matching paint or veneer is applied. They are carefully matched to your cabinet style to create a new, updated look. 
  • Step 4: Replacement hinges are installed for smooth operation.  
  • Step 5: If your existing drawer boxes are in good shape they can be reused. Otherwise, new replacement drawer boxes and hardware will be installed.

Advantages Of Cabinet Refacing

Refacing your cabinets may sound complicated, but it’s actually a quick, cost-effective process. Which is why most people choose to reface rather than replace. Here are additional benefits of refacing your cabinet doors.

Save Money 

If your cabinet structure is in good shape, don’t waste money on new cabinets. Reface them instead. You’ll save thousands of dollars and get a modern look for less than half the price of a full cabinet replacement.

Save Time 

A full cabinet replacement can take a few weeks to a couple months. Refacing has a quicker turnaround. Most projects are completed within three to five days. This is easier to accommodate in your busy schedule and mitigates the disruption to your daily routine.   

Save The Environment

A dramatic rise in furniture waste has become a disturbing trend in the past few years. More than 9 million tons of wood, metal, glass, fabric, leather, and foam waste end up in landfills. Instead of throwing out your outdated, but functional cabinet, you can opt to reface. This cuts down on waste and lowers your impact on the environment.

What is Cabinet Redooring?

Your second renovation option, cabinet redooring is almost the same as refacing except it focuses only on the doors of your cabinet. You simply replace your cabinet door and hinges to get a modern look.

Advantages Of Cabinet Redooring 

Redooring is best if you are looking to swap your doors. It’s also a great option if you have hard-to-open drawers that get stuck often. Like refacing, there are many benefits of redooring which include

Quicker Turnaround 

Redooring has the quickest turnaround time over refacing or replacing a cabinet. Your cabinet team only needs to focus on the door and the hinges. You can have a new kitchen look in less than a week. 

More Cost-Effective

Since you’re only modifying the “face” and hinges of the cabinets, you stay on budget with your renovation costs. Many have saved up to 75% of the cost of cabinet replacement by choosing to redoor instead.

Increase Home Value

If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, a cabinet transformation is one of the most affordable ways to bump up the value. Prospective buyers name the kitchen as one of the most important rooms in a house, and fresh, updated cabinetry will surely turn heads.

Let Furniture Medic Help You Reface Or Redoor Your Cabinets

If you’re still undecided whether to reface or redoor your cabinets, our skilled Furniture Medic technicians can advise you on the best option for your kitchen. We’ve transformed hundreds of regular kitchens into functional masterpieces for our clients.

With Furniture Medic locations nationwide it’s easy to find cabinet transformation services near you. Contact us today to get a quote and learn how we can meet your home improvement needs.