Kitchen Cabinets: Refacing VS Replacing

A few years back, the only option for fixing scratches and damages on cabinets was to repaint them. It was an effective solution, but it can also be difficult especially when you were dealing with thermofoil cabinets. But now, refacing kitchen cabinets in Las Vegas have become the viable option for those who are working with cabinets that are looking the worse for wear. 

Cabinet refacing has been a practice among homeowners for a long time now. The process is a little similar to wood-veneering, except that refacing is an improved version. The main difference is that refaced cabinets look new, but the entire layout’s skeleton is not. Essentially, refacing cabinets involves two major components: 1.) installation of brand new drawers fronts (face) and door, and 2.) veneering the cabinet boxes. In some cases, contractors also install new hardware. 

On the other hand, cabinet replacement involves the removal and replacement of already-existing cabinets. In this process, professional installers set and level base cabinets. This is  a very critical task that ensures counters remain level so items on the counter don’t rollover. Cabinet replacement can be easier than refacing, but it’s hard to get it right. This means that if you have no experience in doing such an activity, there’s a high probability that you can get it wrong the first time. 

If your cabinets’ mainframe is doing fine, then refacing is your best option. It costs a lot less than replacing but gives you that brand new look. However, if your cabinet’s skeleton is damaged and the entire unit has begun to look unsteady, you ought to have them replaced instead. You just need to inspect your cabinet thoroughly before deciding what to do with it.