If your home needs an updated and revived look, one of the best places to start is with the kitchen cabinets. However, replacing them can be time-consuming, expensive, and an overall hassle. To get the fresh look you're going for without all the work, consider refacing the cabinets instead for the following reasons.
Why Should You Reface Your Cabinets?
1. Less Money
The costs of the materials and labor needed to install new cabinets can add up quickly. As long as your cabinets are still in good shape, there's no need to remove them. You can transform and rejuvenate the atmosphere of your home by improving the appearance of the cabinets you already own.
2. Fast & Easy Process
The installation of new cabinets often takes one to two weeks. During this time, you'll have to work around a mess and the sounds of tools in your kitchen, making it impossible to use the room as usual. However, refacing typically only takes between two and four days, making it a simpler and cleaner home improvement project.
3. Better for the Environment
Although there are fun and useful ways to repurpose or recycle old cabinet doors, the most likely scenario is that they'll end up in a landfill if you remove them. Cabinet doors also often contain formaldehyde, which is hazardous in large concentrations. Additionally, the demand for new cabinets contributes to deforestation, so it's best to reuse your existing ones.
4. Room for Creativity
Avoiding new cabinets doesn't mean your options are limited. With the help of a professional, you can reface your cabinets with veneers so they resemble many other types of wood, including cherry, birch, maple, oak, hickory, or ash. Alternatively, you could paint or stain the wood you already have, or you could install different knobs, handles, or hinges. Finally, add customized trim, molding, or glass windows to make your cabinets look completely new.
For professional help refacing your cabinets, contact Valley Design Center in the Upper East Side, Manhattan. With over 20 years of experience, they’ve earned the respect of homeowners and general contractors alike with their quality materials and services. They also have a wide selection of KraftMaid® and Toto® products to complete your renovation. Learn more about their products and services by calling (212) 832-4200, visiting their showroom, or checking out their website.