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How to Choose Between Refacing or Replacing Cabinets July 17, 2020

Greenburgh, Westchester
How to Choose Between Refacing or Replacing Cabinets, Greenburgh, New York

The look of your cabinets is a vital part of your kitchen’s aesthetic and functionality. If your current cabinetry needs refreshing, choosing whether to reface or replace it altogether is crucial. To make the best decision, learn more about each option below.


Refacing gives cabinets a new look but keeps the layout and cabinet boxes, which contain the frame and shelves. This process includes installing doors and drawer fronts, veneering the boxes to match the new style, and replacing hardware.

If your cabinet boxes are in good condition, or you're on a budget, refacing is an affordable choice that can cost half as much as a replacement. The price and project length depends on various factors, including the size of your kitchen, the number of cabinets that need refacing, and your materials.

cabinetsAdditionally, this option is best if you're not interested in changing the kitchen layout. An added benefit is cabinet refacing is environmentally friendly, as it produces less trash when only the fronts are tossed.


When you choose cabinet replacement, the entire system is removed. The doors, boxes, shelves, and hardware are changed, and a brand new layout can be created. As a result, the entire process tends to be more expensive than refacing.

If your existing cabinets have extensive damage, or you're doing a complete remodel of the kitchen, replacement is best. It's also the right option for new construction, and it only takes about one to two days. While not as environmentally friendly as refacing, you can donate old cabinets to charity organizations and recycling yards.


If you’re looking to refresh your cabinets, contact Today’s Kitchens. Located in Hartsdale, NY, and serving Westchester County and Fairfield County, CT, since 1989, this company offers comprehensive kitchen design services. A design consultant will help with every aspect of the remodel from beginning to end to ensure you end up with the kitchen of your dreams. Their products also have a lifetime warranty. Call (203) 536-1222 to begin your project today, or visit them online for a look at their work.