What Is Cabinet Refacing?

There are a number of terms that get tossed about in the context of kitchen remodeling: refinishing, refacing, restaining, refurbishing... and so on! So what do people actually mean when they talk about cabinet refacing? In short, cabinet refacing is the process of replacing or laminating all of the visible surfaces of your kitchen cabinets, so that they look new, but for about half the price of replacing your cabinets.

How Does Cabinet Refacing Work?

The first stage is the removal of all cabinet doors and all drawers. Then all of the visible parts of the cabinet boxes are covered with a thin layer of real-wood laminate. Once bonded to the cabinet surfaces, these laminates are extremely secure and durable.

The second stage is the replacement of all of the cabinet doors and drawer fronts. Usually, when the cabinet doors are replaced the hinge hardware is also upgraded.

Part of the cabinet refacing process also involves staining the laminates, drawer fronts and cabinet doors to the same color and finish. Once it is completed, the cabinets truly look new!

What Advantages Are There to Refacing Cabinets?

Get a completely new look to your kitchen! Since the cabinet doors are most of what you see in the kitchen, refacing them gives you a visually new kitchen very quickly.

There is less waste. If your cabinet boxes are still good, why replace them? Refacing the cabinets will save the parts that are worth reusing.

It costs less. Refacing a kitchen is usually half (or less) of the cost of replacing the cabinets entirely.

It is much faster than replacing. Refacing a kitchen can be finished in a couple of days, while replacing the cabinets can take weeks.

It’s durable. When New Life Bath & Kitchen does kitchen cabinet refacing, we provide them with a lifetime guarantee!

Whom Should I Hire for Cabinet Refacing in the San Luis Obispo Area?

I’m so glad you asked, because I happen to know of a great kitchen remodeling contractor!

New Life Bath & Kitchen is a reliable, well-respected remodeling company, working throughout the Central Coast region. Our kitchen remodeling services include cabinet refacing, refinishing, painting and replacing.