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Cabinet Refacing Can Help You Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

A kitchen with white cabinets and a center island, providing a clean and spacious cooking area
Stunning kitchen with white cabinets and a center island, providing a clean and spacious cooking area

If you want a fresh look for your kitchen without spending top dollar, consider cabinet refacing on a budget within your means. Cabinet refacing can save you thousands of dollars compared to the cost to install new cabinets and can achieve the new look you want within a week.

Here at Ideal Home Improvement, we can save you money and time on a remodeling project simply by giving your existing cabinets a facelift. Based in Dracut, MA, we are trusted, local home improvement professionals with excellent customer reviews who can guide your kitchen remodeling project.

Read on to learn about the cabinet refacing process so you can decide whether cabinet refacing can help you remodel your kitchen on a budget you can afford.

What Is Cabinet Refacing?

Cabinet refacing allows you to keep the sturdy underlying structure of your existing cabinets in place while changing the outdated exterior features. The process usually involves the following steps:

  • Repainting or staining existing cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

  • Installation of new wood veneer or laminate surfaces on top of existing cabinet boxes

  • An installation of new cabinet doors and drawer fronts

  • Repainting the interior of your cabinet boxes

  • The replacement of drawer boxes and slide hinges

  • Installation of modern hinges with “soft close” features 

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Saves Time and Money

Ideal Home Improvement will make your cabinet refacing project a fun and pleasurable experience. Many of today’s homeowners prefer refacing their existing cabinetry, they don’t have the time and often don’t wish to make such a large investment in their home. So, before you begin, it’s a good idea to decide on the scope and magnitude of the update you want for your remodel. There’s no sense in doing a complete makeover if you are happy with the basic layout of your existing space. We’ll help you through all the steps, from design choices to completion of the project.

Replace Your Cabinets or Have them Refaced?

Functionality should dictate the form of your kitchen. If you want to change the location of your cabinetry, then replacing it may be preferable to kitchen cabinet refacing.


Installing cabinets can be a daunting project. It is disruptive to family lifestyle. Even the best-planned construction project can obstruct the normal use of your kitchen for 1- 2 months or more.

If you’re happy with the existing layout and workability of your kitchen, then refacing your current cabinetry and adding some functional accessories is better is a wise choice. Refacing your current cabinetry can transform your kitchen into a showcase you and your family will enjoy.

We can add cabinets or an island to your existing layout, they will blend in with your old cabinets, you will never know the difference.

Refacing Costs Less than Cabinet Replacement

Recent industry data reported that some homeowners spend as much as $55,000 on kitchen remodeling with total cabinet replacement. On the other hand, having cabinets refaced comes at a fraction of the cost of the installation of brand-new cabinetry.

Cabinet refacing gives you the updated look you want without the cost of ripping out all your existing cabinets. Plus, cabinet refacing doesn’t force you to change the layout of your kitchen like some cabinet replacement projects do.

When you combine the cost savings with keeping your existing layout plan, you get more options for added updates. In fact, many Ideal Home Improvement customers in the past have taken advantage of cabinet refacing to stretch their dollars. They have used cost savings from refacing to install new cabinets or islands they always wanted but did not think they could afford.

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Gets Your Life Back to Normal Faster

Ideal Home Improvement can complete a typical kitchen remodeling project with cabinet refacing within three to five days. However, installing all new cabinetry can take up to four months.

There are many reasons it takes longer to install new cabinets. New cabinets require additional time for design and construction. Once the cabinets are in place, it also takes more time to install related components and countertops.

Consider the amount of inconvenience for you and your family when taking on this type of kitchen remodeling project. If your family needs a faster turnaround time for your kitchen updates, cabinet refacing offers a solution with less disruption to your lives.

Give Us a Call for Your Kitchen Remodel on a Budget

No matter how big or small your budget, Ideal Home Improvement can transform your kitchen. Our family-owned and -operated company has gained a reputation for quality and customer satisfaction in the Boston area since 1999. Contact Ideal Home Improvement today at 978-314-7882 to request a quote. We can make your kitchen remodeling dreams a reality.

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What to expect with our in-home estimate?

When you schedule an in-home estimate, you can expect a one-on-one consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced expert. Alex, the owner and also the installer will take the time to answer all of your questions, address your concerns, provide constructive suggestions, and explain our entire process to make sure you fully understand the scope of the project. After showing you some door samples and taking all the necessary measurements, we will provide you with a detailed and transparent estimate of the entire project cost. 

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