Are you thinking about changing how your kitchen looks? Perhaps you are tired of your current cabinet style and want to upgrade. That’s when you might start thinking about refacing your cabinets, and while this is a great way to get the custom cabinet look for less, the bad news is that not all cabinets are able to be refaced.
Should I Replace or Reface?
The best way to know if your cabinets are able to be refaced is to give Joseph Kitchen a call so we can come out to evaluate your current cabinets in person. If you are not quite ready to have anyone come by, here are 5 tips that can help you determine if replacement or refacing is the best option for your kitchen.
Not all cabinets are made of the same materials, and some materials are simply not intended to last very long. Low-end cabinets made from particle board or laminate don’t make good candidates for refacing and in this case, it’s better to opt for total replacement.
Sometimes even good quality materials will be a poor choice for refacing due to their current state of disrepair. Fine quality wood won’t be of any use if the frames are covered in mold, warped from water damage, or rotten from age or termite consumption. In some cases, minor damage can be repaired or parts of the wood can be replaced, but if the structure is beyond repair replacement may be your only option.
Change of Layout
For homeowners planning to change the layout of their entire kitchen, refacing won’t be a viable option. However, if you are just looking to refresh the look of your kitchen and plan to keep the same layout, then refacing is a great option for you. Refacing is intended for cabinets that will remain in their current locations. We are also able to do partial refacing if you want to keep some of your layouts but add or remove other cabinets.
Metal frames and cabinets were quite a big trend for a while, as they are very durable and look sleek in just about any home. Unfortunately, cabinets that are crafted out of metal can’t be refaced. If you want to upgrade your metal cabinets, you will have to opt for total replacement. If you want to maintain that sleek look, we have non-metal options that may fit your needs.
Some cabinets have come to retain odors that just won’t go away no matter how well you clean. This can come from mold or funk, but regardless of the reason, hard to eliminate odors is a sign that you should opt for a total overhaul of your cabinets as opposed to simply refacing.
How We Can Help
An in-person evaluation is always the best choice when it comes to refacing your cabinets. There are many times when homeowners think they need a total replacement when refacing would work equally well, at a fraction of the price. Refacing allows you to get the look of a newly renovated kitchen without the stress and cost. If you are ready to change your space, give us a call at (905) 707-7756 to set up a consultation with Joseph Kitchen in regards to your refacing project.