Kitchen cabinets not only play an important functional role in the high-traffic room, they also contribute significantly to its aesthetic. If you are preparing for a kitchen remodel project and are wondering whether to reface or replace your current cabinets, read on. There are numerous factors to consider before you make your decision.
Should You Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets?
When to Reface
Refinishing your cabinets helps you save on your kitchen remodel, especially if you are funding an extensive home remodeling project or want to invest in another kitchen feature such as an island or granite countertops. A refacing project also saves time because there is no need to remove the cabinets’ contents and sacrifice kitchen use for several days.
Other reasons to reface instead of replace include liking your current kitchen layout and the cabinets themselves. High-quality wood looks brand new with the right paint or staining products and hardware to instantly improve the look of your kitchen. Veneer coverings are yet another refacing possibility.
When to Replace
Perhaps your kitchen remodel vision includes a complete makeover of the space from top to bottom and you have the budget and time to make it happen. Maybe the current floor plan is too cramped or inefficient, or there is unused wall space extra cabinetry would easily fill. It is also a good idea to replace rather than refinish your cabinets if they are so damaged no paint or stain can save them. Rusting metal cabinets, for example, should be replaced, as should cabinets that are out of frame due to house settling issues.
Poor wood quality is yet another reason to replace your cabinets, especially if you intend to put your home on the market in a few years. The kitchen is one of the rooms in the home that sways buyers one way or the other.
If you are looking for a reliable general contractor to bring your kitchen remodel vision to life, talk to us at Bryan Bell Construction, Inc. We proudly provide Mountain Home, AR, and the surrounding areas with expert and energy-efficient home remodeling services and offer over 30 years of experience. Work with our custom builders to craft your dream home from the ground-up or the inside-out. Call us at (870) 424-6969 or visit our website to learn more about our services. Keep up with the latest remodeling trends and tips on our Facebook page.