Cabinet Refacers vs DIY Kitchen Refacing

Kitchen Cabinets Need Refacing? DIY or Hire Cabinet Refacers

Kitchen Cabinet refacing can be an inexpensive, quick way to bring a remodeled look to your kitchen. A growing number of new homeowners are refacing their kitchen cabinets and replacing their cabinet doors rather than remodeling their kitchen, due to the lower cost, higher resale value for their home, and quick turnaround time compared to remodeling their kitchen.

Why Refacing is a Great Idea

Whether you are a new homeowner looking to do-it-yourself, a realtor helping a homeowner to add value or make the home sell quicker, or a home stager getting the home ready for sale, refacing kitchen cabinets will more than pay for itself and is a good investment to deal with outdated cabinets and cabinet doors that could be a deal-breaker when selling a home.

DIY Kitchen Refacing

Refacing kitchen cabinet doors can be a DIY job for some people, but many others prefer to have a professional with cabinet making, woodworking, and/or installation skills do the work. 

 The Refacing Project

The refacing project involves choosing the look you want, wood type, and finish for the doors, and drawer fronts. If you want to change the hardware, you will need to choose hardware that appeals to you and complements the style of the kitchen cabinet door. There are many options for veneers or laminates that will match or complement the kitchen cabinet doors you choose.

Before You Reface

Before you decide to reface, we recommend that you check the condition of the kitchen cabinets to make sure that they are in good shape before you invest the time and money on new cabinet doors. You also want to make sure they can support new hinges if you decide to change the hinges.

Adding Kitchen Cabinet Features

One of the reason people remodel or reface their kitchen is to add some of the newest kitchen features such as pull out shelves, bread baskets, spice racks, wine racks, roll trays, cutting boards, lazy-susans, pull out trash cans, chef’s pantrys and recycling centers.

Getting Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

To get ideas, you can view our selection of kitchen cabinet doors, or check the many websites on kitchen refacing online and let us or your cabinet refacers know what you’d like to order. Since we do all custom work,  our cabinet refacers can create any look, using any wood type, and finish you’d like. You can also come into our showroom and see the vast selection of kitchen cabinet doors that we have displayed and that cabinet refacers find popular. We even allow homeowners and cabinet refacers take them home to see what works best with your kitchen.

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Process

The process of kitchen cabinet refacing is fairly straightforward. It is really just a matter of switching out the kitchen cabinet doors after covering all the visible parts of the frame with a veneer that matches the new cabinet door finish. You can use this refacing method with cabinets that have partial-overlay doors where the face frame is visible, as well as cabinets with full-overlay doors, that have no face frame, and flush-inset doors, on which the face frame is on the same level as the cabinet doors. In either case, you need to be careful when ordering your cabinet doors to make sure that they match the dimensions of the doors you are replacing.

Cost of Cabinet Refacing

As far as the cost of a typical kitchen cabinet refacing project goes-pricing can vary greatly depending on the size of your kitchen, number of cabinets, type of wood used, style of door, and labor rates in your city or town.  It ranges from several thousand to around eight thousand dollars. Most reputable companies will be glad to give you a free estimate.

Cabinet Refacers vs DIY Kitchen Refacing

Because this is such a visible and much lived-in space in the home-we recommend attempting kitchen refacing only if you are a handy person.  If you are going to do it yourself, we suggest that you make sure to purchase extra veneer material for the cabinet face frames because it is important to have a uniform look and each veneer may vary in appearance. If you go with a professional, check references and look at some of the work they’ve done to get ideas. Ask about timeframes and get your quote in writing.

Good Luck with Your Cabinet Refacing Project

Good luck on your kitchen refacing project. Feel free to email us, or call our kitchen refacing company hotline at 781-325-8186 for a free quote, kitchen refacing ideas, or to learn more about our services.

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Boston Custom Cabinet Maker

Do You Need a Boston Custom Cabinet Maker?

custom cabinetry in massachusetts

If you are looking for custom cabinets you simply do not go to the big box stores. You work with a local shop that can help you get what you need when you need it.

A mistake many homeowners and even builders make- is to think that they can special order cabinets and doors from a big box store with no problems. Below, are some reasons why this is not a good idea.

Cabinet Maker in Boston

1. A local shop can check your measurements and design to see if you have maximized the usage of the space, missed something, or a measurement is not right before you order

2. A local cabinet maker can review hinge options

3. A Boston cabinet maker can review cabinet door styles and finishes

4. Your cabinet maker can review crown molding options for your cabinets

5. They can also help you learn about the latest kitchen cabinet designs and features for your kitchen and cabinets

6. Some local custom cabinet makers can also come out to your home or business and take measurements for you, and provide a custom design, to eliminate ordering the wrong size for the space in the home.

7. Your local cabinet maker can also deliver and install for you

We are one of the best kitchen remodelers in Boston, and now provides cabinet doors only for our kitchen remodeling and kitchen refacing clients.

If you are remodeling and need a kitchen design, custom cabinets, or custom cabinet doors-we are your Boston custom cabinet maker of choice so please do not hesitate to email us, or call us for a quote at 781-325-8186.