Transform vs. Replace Cabinets

There’s a lot more life left in your cabinets than you might expect. Learn about the many benefits of utilizing cabinet transformation services from Furniture Medic.

Cabinets can transform the entire look of a space. With a simple change in appearance they shift from outdated eyesore to modern luxury, anchoring the room’s aesthetic. While you might think replacement is the only option to achieve optimal results, choosing cabinet transformation and restoration services comes with many benefits.

Why Choose Cabinet Transformation Services?

Just because cabinets don’t look good doesn’t mean they’re not functional. With the help of trained Furniture Medic technicians, you can restore your cabinets to their former glory. Cabinet transformation services might seem like more trouble than they’re worth, but when you understand the advantages over replacement it becomes an obvious choice. Here are some of the key reasons to choose cabinet repairs vs. replacement:

Cost Savings

The cost to replace cabinets can easily escalate into the tens of thousands of dollars. If you’re trying to do a complete kitchen or bathroom remodel, this one element will eat up your budget before the project ever even gets off the ground. Cabinet cleaning & touch-ups, painting, refinishing or even refacing or redooring are a fraction of the price and deliver like-new results.

Less Disruption

With cabinet transformation services the disruption to your daily life is minimized. There’s no need to bring in big dumpsters that block the driveway or turn your kitchen into an inaccessible demolition zone. Plus, technicians use low-odor, water-based products whenever possible.

Quick Turnaround

A full cabinet replacement can take weeks, with a crew of strangers constantly coming in and out of your house all day long. On top of that, ripping out cabinets may impact countertops or other fixtures that add to the time needed to complete the job. Depending on the extent of work required, most cabinet transformation jobs can be completed in just a few days.

Environmental Impact

You might be surprised to learn the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates more than 12 million tons of furniture and furnishings find their way into the landfill each year. Instead of sending perfectly functional cabinets to the dump, opting for transformation services helps cut down on waste and lessens the environmental impact of renovations.

Cabinet Transformation Options

If you’re starting to think cabinet transformation services might be the perfect solution, there are several different options available to get the look you’ve always wanted. Here are all of the ways trained Furniture Medic technicians can breathe new life into your old cabinets.

Cabinet Cleaning & Touch-Ups

Cabinets are constantly getting grabbed with grimy hands. Found in high-traffic areas, they’re subject to stains, spills and worse. Sometimes all that’s needed for a rejuvenated appearance is a deep cleaning and some touch-ups. With cabinet cleaning and touch-ups, skilled technicians will return cabinets to their former luster and glory. The process begins by removing years of built up dirt and grime with a thorough cleaning. Then, technicians will address any damage or wear and tear such as scratches, gouges, nicks and chips. This creates a like-new appearance, making rooms look fresh and clean.

Cabinet Refinishing

If you liked the original look of your cabinets before they showed years of use, cabinet refinishing is a great option. Furniture Medic technicians strip away unsightly paint or stain while maintaining as much of the original appearance as possible. At the same time, they’ll take care of any scratches, dents or gouges to make your cabinets look straight out of the showroom. 

Cabinet Painting

When you want an entirely new look, cabinet painting is the way to go. Technicians will remove all cabinet doors and drawer boxes, give them a deep clean, fix any damage and professionally paint or stain them. This is also an opportunity to update your cabinet and drawer hardware at the same time.

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing allows you to preserve the “bones” of your cabinetry while replacing doors, drawer fronts and hardware. Our skilled 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. 
  • Step 6: In the final step, new cabinet fronts are installed to complete the transformation. New pulls and other fixtures can be installed at this time as well.

cabinet refacing step-by-step process

Find Furniture Medic Cabinet Services Near You

With the help of skilled Furniture Medic technicians, you can transform the appearance of your home using any of the many cabinet services available. We have dozens of locations across the country making it convenient to find cabinet transformation services near you. Contact us today to get a quote and learn how we can meet your home improvement needs.