Lifestyle Cabinetry and Milwork re-constructed our kitchen and bathroom in 2013. They were meticulous, very professional and friendly. We are very pleased with the workmanship and wouldn’t hesitate to hire them for another project in the future.
Refacing Your Cabinets
Give your kitchen a fresh face without the cost of buying all new cabinets. With refacing, you can cover your existing cabinets with veneer and simply add new doors, drawer fronts, and molding. This process can cut a kitchen remodel budget by up to 50%.
Why Consider Refacing?
Cabinet refacing is best for people who like the basic layout of their kitchen, but want to have a new look and possibly just a couple changes. Advantages of refacing include:
- Takes less time and money.
- It’s less hassle than tearing out cabinets.
- You can still use your kitchen while refacing.
- If you recently replaced your countertop with granite or quartz.
- You are planning on selling soon and don’t want to make a huge investment.
- It’s a green kitchen remodeling solution because you’re not adding to the landfill.
Debunking Refacing Concerns
Some say there is a clear downside to refacing versus replacing. This simply isn’t true. As long as the boxes are structurally sound, they can be refaced.
Quality Materials – The doors and drawer fronts used in refacing are exactly the same doors same quality as those used in our top-notch Lifestyle cabinets, made by Conestoga. The veneers are real wood. The drawer boxes, refacing molding, and trim moldings are all solid wood. And they are all finished using the same materials and topcoats as all Conestoga cabinets and doors.
Amazing Results – The quality of today’s veneers, and other products and materials ensures that the kitchen will look just like a brand new one. The only way people can tell a kitchen has been refaced is if they open the doors and see the original cabinet interiors. You can avoid that by covering them with paint or a veneer.
Less Expensive – Refacing can save you 30% – 50% of what you would pay for brand new cabinets. However, there are concerns. Some people may use their savings to splurge on exotic veneer and expensive hardware.
Cabinet refacing involves both refacing and replacing certain elements of your cabinets while leaving other elements intact. While this depends on the company doing the refacing and on the size of your kitchen, most refacing can be done in 2-4 days.
- Cabinet doors are removed and replaced.
- Drawer fronts are removed and replaced. The rest of the drawers remain intact.
- The front portions of the cabinet boxes are veneered.
- Cabinet sides are skinned with wood veneer or laminate.
- New hinges are added.
- New handles and other types of fixtures are installed.
- Optional additions such as crown molding are also available.