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Refacing Questions and Answers: About Cabinet Refacing

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CABINET REFACING

We understand that you may have questions about the about cabinet refacing process. That's why we've put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision.  If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact us anytime!

WHAT IS THE DOWNSIDE OF CABINET REFACING?

In the end, whether or not cabinet refacing is right for you will depend on your budget, goals, and the condition of your current cabinets. If you're looking for an affordable way to update the look of your space and don't need major changes to the functionality or layout, refacing may be a great option. However, if you're seeking a complete overhaul or have significant structural issues, you may need to consider other options, such as full cabinet replacements.

DO REFACED CABINETS LOOK GOOD?

If your kitchen layout is fine the way it is and your cabinet boxes are in good shape, refacing may be worthwhile. You can get an upgraded look in a shorter timeframe and at a lower cost.

At Ideal Home Improvement, we believe that kitchen cabinet refacing is an excellent option for people looking to update their kitchens without breaking the bank. We use only the highest quality, solid wood materials to reface your cabinets, leaving them looking brand new for a fraction of the cost of a full remodel.

IS IT WORTH IT TO REFACE KITCHEN CABINETS?

Yes, cabinet refacing is worth it if you want to improve the look of your kitchen without spending anywhere near the money of full remodel. Refacing can save you up to 50% of the cost of replacing cabinets and can be done in less than a week, usually about three days for an average kitchen. 

IS IT CHEAPER TO PAINT KITCHEN CABINETS OR REFACE THEM?

Overall, it is significantly cheaper to paint kitchen cabinets than to reface them. Painting will save you more money compared to cabinet replacement, although it can be challenging and typically costs more than painting walls in the house.

WHAT IS THE DOWNSIDE OF CABINET REFACING?

Cabinet refacing is not suitable for structural repairs and cannot change the layout of cabinets. Additionally, it offers no improvement to the interior of cabinets and is less durable than a full replacement.

IS CABINET REFACING WORTH IT?

Cabinet refacing can save up to 25-50% on the cost of replacing cabinets and is done in much less time, making it a great option if you're looking for an affordable way to update your kitchen.

WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CABINET REFACING AND PAINTING?

Cabinet refacing involves replacing existing cabinet doors and drawer fronts, while painting simply entails applying a new layer of paint to the existing cabinets. Thus, the main difference between the two is that cabinet refacing is a more thorough and comprehensive approach.

WHAT ARE THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE COST OF CABINET REFACING AND PAINTING?

The cost of cabinet refacing and painting is primarily influenced by the quality of materials, labor, and kitchen size.

WHAT'S THE CABINET REFACING PROCESS- What's involved?

First you select new cabinet doors from our wide variety of styles and finishes. Then, we get to work! Our methods have been proven over the years and have set us apart from our competitors. We begin by removing and discarding your old cabinet doors and hinges. Then we strengthen and repair cabinet frames where needed. The next step is to carefully prepare the exposed frames to ensure a solid bonding. This may include sanding the frames. Next, we laminate all exposed frames with a matching wood or laminate, depending on the door material you've selected. Our special "two-part bonding system" includes the use of a special manufacturer-recommended glue, which, when applied to both panel and frame, ensures a unique bond. Finally, we conclude with the installation of your new cabinet doors, drawer fronts and hardware.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REFACE CABINETS, HOW INCONVENIENT IS IT?

Depending on the size of the job, we can reface your cabinets, on average, in 3 to 5 days. Since we do not tear out frames, the mess is kept to a minimum. We will clean up every evening to allow you the use of your kitchen throughout the process.

I MAY WANT TO ADD OR REMOVE SOME CABINETS IN MY KITCHEN. CAN THAT BE DONE ?

Yes. We can build additional cabinets and even add new drawers to your base cabinets. We can also take out or cut down your existing cabinets to fit new appliances. We can provide rollouts, lazy Susans, new shelving and trim. New custom islands are our specialty.

DO REFACED CABINETS LOOK AS GOOD AS NEW CABINETS?

In most cases, refaced kitchen cabinets look better than new cabinets. For one thing, you will not see the seams between each of the “box” cabinets (new cabinets), Secondly, the doors and materials that Ideal Home Improvement uses are of higher quality than your typical “box” cabinet. There are so many custom door options with cabinet refacing which are not available in the standard new cabinet selections.

If you have a question in mind that we didn't cover, please get in touch with us, we will be happy to answer it.

Eco-Friendly Home Improvement made easy

Real Wood Kitchen Refacing is the green alternative to a complete kitchen remodel.

At IDEAL HOME IMPROVEMENT, we believe in providing our clients with eco-friendly options for their home remodels. Real Wood Kitchen Cabinet Refacing is one of the greenest alternatives to a complete kitchen remodel. Not only does it give your kitchen a fresh and updated look, but it's also an affordable and sustainable way to achieve your desired outcome without disturbing the existing layout of your kitchen.

Call us at (978) 314-7882 today for a free in-home estimate.

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