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Refacing Cabinets

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

When it comes time to remodel a kitchen or bathroom, replacing all the cabinets can become a costly project. One way to achieve a new look without breaking the bank is cabinet refacing. Let's dive into what cabinet refacing is and how it can improve the look of your remodel job.

What Is Cabinet Refacing

Rather than tearing down all of the old cabinets and replacing with brand new one's cabinet refacing is basically replacing the doors, drawer fronts, hardware, and possibly updating the color. The updated look gives the appearance of brand new cabinets at a way less cost.

Benefits of Refacing Cabinets

First and foremost, as mentioned above, the cost is a considerable benefit when tackling this project. Full-on cabinet replacement can take up a significant amount of your remodeling budget, not leaving much room to finish everything else you'd like to achieve. Besides just cost savings, refacing your cabinets is a project many homeowners can do more frequently keeping their home always looking new. For a DIY expert, this is the type of project that can easily be achieved on their own. If you are looking for something completely custom, consider hiring a cabinet manufacturer. These companies will use machines called CNC routers that can achieve any look and style the homeowner desires. For example, RouterCAD makes a fantastic machine called the BOSS CNC Router, which comes fully equipped. They also provide CAD/CAM software making custom projects a breeze.

Where Do I Begin?

Most cabinets are capable of being refaced, so the project begins with choosing the desired look and deciding on your budget. Once you have a plan in place, you can either call a professional contractor or begin to tackle the project yourself. Make sure to consider what you love and hate about cabinets so your contractor can avoid anything that you will not like. Same goes for purchasing custom cabinetry from a manufacturer. Once they begin the CNC machining process, there is no going back, and a change later can become a costly decision.

Now that you are ready to begin your remodeling project, we hope this article may have given you more insight into cabinet refacing. Come back later and post your new cabinet project in the comments!

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