Kitchen cabinet refacing offers a lot of benefits to the homeowner, but there are many cases where refinishing can be a good and cost-effective choice.
For the novices, refacing is an economical solution if you want to give your cabinets a facelift; you pick out new doors and other hardware to replace the worn out ones you have, and the existing cabinet boxes are covered with veneer to match the new doors/drawers.
On the other hand, refacing only involves changing the color of the cabinets. If your kitchen cabinets are still in good shape and you still like how it looks except for its color, then kitchen refinishing is the way to go. Refinishing also makes old worn cabinets with scuffs, scratches and old paint look like they are brand new.
The process is quite straightforward: Change the color or the finish of the cabinets via hand sanding or chemically stripping the existing finish from the wood, then apply the new paint or stain, and you’re done. Certainly, with right skills and precision, this project can be done by anyone who wants to update the aesthetic of their cabinets in a cheap and easy way.
But cheap does not mean free. To help you prepare a budget, we detail in this infographic the real costs of refacing kitchen cabinets as per the current industry reports and determine if these costs are worth the returns