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How to Choose Between Cabinet Refinishing, Refacing, and Replacement

Choosing cabinet refinishing

Anyone who has ever been through the kitchen remodeling process before knows it seems like a never-ending barrage of decisions to make. Since your cabinets perform a vital purpose, are the main focal point, and can take a lot of the budget, you have to make good choices.

Installing all-new cabinets is usually the assumption your contractor will make. However, you should be informed about other alternatives that you have so you can call the shots.

New cabinetry can devour as high as 40% of your renovation budget. That may bode well for your remodeling contractor but isn't always the best option to take - so be informed.

Know Your Options Before You Decide

Savvy homeowners and wise consumers know the value of getting informed before a project. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, the cabinets are a significant issue.

Your contractor may assume you're choosing new cabinets, but that's when you should stop them in their tracks if you want to go another route. A better contractor will ask you which choice you want to make:

  • Cabinet Refinishing - This is the least costly option and a popular one because it prevents unnecessary materials from ending up in the landfill. The finish of your existing cabinets is redone for better and newer looking cabinets.
  • Cabinet Refacing - Like refinishing, refacing saves money, time, and is greener. It can be a more dramatic makeover than refinishing but does require more work. It's still a more affordable and Eco-Friendly alternative to replacement.
  • Cabinet Replacement - If your cabinets are in a significant state of disrepair, replacing them may be the best option. However, in most cases, current cabinets are still a contender for refinishing or refacing.

Ultimately, the choice is yours to make. Just don't end up opting for all new cabinets just because you didn't know you had another choice available.

Find the Experts Who Care

At Elkins Painting & Wallpapering, we care about the well-being of our customers. We want them to be satisfied with the work, but also the decisions that they make about their home.

While your remodeling company may not tell you about cabinet refinishing, we want to. We're more than the preferred local painting contractor in this area; we're a company that offers advice for our clients.

Even if you decide at the end of all of this that you'd rather move forward with all new cabinets, that's your prerogative. At least know that you have options and what they are.

Give us a call today and let us know what we can provide for you as a leading Morristown painting contractor.

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