When you are looking to give your kitchen a facelift, it may seem like the best and only way to accomplish your renovation is through a total gutting and replacement. However, there are many cases in which your cabinets, counters, and other kitchen surfaces are actually in excellent shape – they could just use a little sprucing up.
If this sounds like your kitchen, you may want to consider refacing your surfaces to save time, money, and the functional shape of your favorite room – all while giving it a fresh, new look!
Imagine replacing a perfectly functional car simply because you’re tired of its color. You probably wouldn’t do that – so why would you tear out and replace your structurally sound cabinets simply because you’re tired of the look of them?
Looking at it this way, it makes sense that many people prefer resurfacing as a way to save money and time on their renovations. Why get rid of something that fits your kitchen perfectly and has served you for years when you can just give it an updated look for a fraction of the cost?
How Does Resurfacing Work?
When you have your kitchen surfaces resurfaced, you are essentially having their outermost layer or “skin” removed and replaced. This may include the facades and finishes on cabinets, counters, and doors, as well as any protective veneer that was placed down atop them. Hardware – including hinges, handles, knobs, pulls, and more – will also typically be replaced.
The process of resurfacing takes between two and four days on average, making it much shorter than a full renovation that includes replacement. This allows families who are having their kitchen surfaces refaced to move on with their daily lives much quicker – and get back to enjoying their kitchen sooner.
The cost of refacing your cabinets and surfaces will vary depending on the size of your kitchen, how much refacing there is to be done, and the quality of wood or other materials you choose for the finished surfaces.
However, the comparison is drastic when you lay it out against the cost of full replacements. Refacing a 1,100 to 2,500 square foot home with a size appropriate kitchen costs $8,000 to $14,000. A full cabinet tear-out and replacement of custom cabinets of that same size kitchen costs $14,000 to $25,000. When you look at it this way, there’s a huge cost savings to be had – and a big reason to choose refacing over replacement.
For more information about Phoenix kitchen refacing for surfaces and cabinets, contact the industry experts at Better Than New Kitchens, LLC.