Lately, it seems as if just about everyone is having to keep a closer eye on their wallets than they would like to. So, with this in mind, spending thousands of dollars to gut and replace cabinets may not be feasible. Still, for homeowner’s seeking to improve the value of their house, waiting for that bucket of money to drop out of the sky is not an option.
As an alternative, consider refacing existing cabinets and use the extra money elsewhere. Taking much less time to complete, refacing cabinetry can make old cabinets shine like new at just a fraction of the cost.
Refacing is just a face lift of sorts. Doors are usually replaced while the cabinet box itself receives a veneer of some kind, matching it to the new doors. Drawer fronts are often replaced as well. When the basic work is completed, detail work and new hardware is installed to finish the transition.
Additionally, if the existing cabinet doors are smooth (also known as flat panel), then replacing the doors is not necessary, as a veneer can also be used in a different style or color. This means further savings.