Should I Reface or Buy All New Cabinets

Are you considering a kitchen renovation but hesitant about the cost and hassle of replacing all your cabinets? In the overwhelming majority of cases, refacing your cabinets is a smarter and more cost-effective choice than buying all new cabinets.

Here’s why:

  • Cost-Effective Solution: Refacing is a less expensive option with a better return on investment compared to purchasing and installing entirely new cabinets.
  • Preserving Cabinet Integrity: Kitchen cabinets are typically constructed from plywood boxes with doors attached or drawers. Despite years of use, the cabinet boxes themselves remain structurally sound. Refacing allows you to replace worn-out doors, drawers without the need to replace the entire cabinet structure.
  • Customization and Upgrades: Refacing provides an opportunity to upgrade to higher quality doors, hardware, and finishes, enhancing the overall look and functionality of your kitchen. With the cost savings from refacing, you can invest in premium materials that can make a significant difference in the aesthetics and durability of your cabinets.
  • Improved Efficiency: Refacing your cabinets is a much faster and less intrusive process compared to completely replacing them. The refacing process typically takes a fraction of the time it would take to remove and install new cabinets. This minimizes disruption to your daily routine and allows you to enjoy your updated kitchen sooner.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Refacing your cabinets is a more environmentally friendly option than buying new cabinets. By reusing the existing cabinet boxes and components, you reduce the amount of waste generated from disposing of old cabinets and manufacturing new ones.
  • Quality and Craftsmanship: When comparing comparably priced new cabinets imported from overseas to cabinets built decades ago in the USA, the difference in quality is evident. Older cabinets often feature superior craftsmanship and durability compared to mass-produced imported cabinets. Refacing allows you to maintain the quality and character of your original cabinets while upgrading them to meet modern design and functionality standards.

In conclusion:

Request a quote today to start your project. A consultation can be set up to explore your options, discuss customization possibilities, and create a plan that suits your style and budget. If you want to change your layout, we can help you with that as we do custom cabinetry to add onto your existing cabinets.

Here is an example of a reface where the cabinet boxes were preserved and the doors and drawer fronts were refaced. For more ideas and inspiration in the meantime review our portfolio. You can also check out Houzz Kitchen Ideas and Designs website page.

Before: Stained oak cabinets doors. The cabinets are structurally sound so this is perfect candidate for refacing.
After: Refaced with shaker style doors and custom crown molding added finished in Bungalow Beige, island finished in Otter.
After: Cabinet door panels on each side of the sink we replaced with textured
glass panels.

Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Welcome to our blog on the 2024 kitchen cabinet color and finish trends! If you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen or simply updating the look of your cabinets, here are some ideas. In this post, we’ll be discussing the latest color and finish trends that are set to dominate kitchen design.

Warm Neutrals

Warm neutrals such as taupe, greige, and creamy whites are making a comeback. These timeless hues create a traditional, welcoming, and cozy atmosphere in the kitchen. Examples are Benjamin Moore’s White Dove and Classic Grey (shown below) and Sherwin Williams White Snow and Sanctuary.

Classic Gray as a warm neutral

Two-Tone Cabinets

Mixing different colors for upper and lower cabinets or an island adds visual interest and depth to the kitchen. For example the upper cabinets could be BM White Dove and lower cabinets BM Revere Pewter. Additionally as shown below, the Island is BM Blue Nova for a pop of color.

Pop of color with Nova Blue island

Earthy Tones

Natural and earthy tones such as SW Drift of Mist, clayish colors such as SW Repose Gray (as shown below), and sage green SW Soft Sage can create an overall natural elegance.

Repose Gray for neutral tones

Wood Accents

Incorporating wood accents like adding wood to the cabinet doors, floating shelves or a wood range hood creates warmth and texture to the kitchen space.

Wood with painted combination

Bold and Dark Colors

Dark and moody colors such as BM Hale Navy, BM Forest Floor, and BM Kendall Charcoal are becoming increasingly popular choices for kitchen cabinets. These colors add depth and sophistication to the space, creating a dramatic yet cozy ambiance.

Bold Dark Charcoal cabinet colors

Check out both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams to find what speaks to you!