If your cabinets show unsightly wear or damage, deciding whether to refinish them or replace them altogether can seem like a difficult choice at first. With the ultimate goal of improving the look of your kitchen, bathroom, laundry area, or other space — we’ll compare the pros and cons of refinishing and replacing your cabinets. Total Restore is your trusted partner for all of your cabinet replacement needs and will work alongside you in order to develop a stylish yet functional solution for your home. Let’s find out whether it makes more sense to refinish or replace your cabinets.
When people begin to re-evaluate their cabinet situation, one of the first options to consider is to refinish or reface them. After all, most homeowners are often worried about spending a fortune for complete cabinet replacement and begin to consider the alternatives. However, once you learn about the actual cost of refinishing or refacing cabinets — you’ll quickly understand why it rarely makes sense.
In situations where your cabinets have been damaged by water, mold, or other factors that jeopardize your health and the structural safety of the cabinets — they must be replaced. Covering up these types of damage or hazards provides only a temporary solution to a serious long-term problem. Certain types of cabinets are also unable to be refinished including non-wood materials like lacquer or melamine.
Even when it would theoretically be possible to refinish your cabinets, the costs of doing so are often nearly as expensive as replacing them would be. Remember to factor in materials beyond the cabinets themselves. Why spend a fortune on refinishing or refacing only to have the same outdated or damaged hardware, drawer pulls, or drawer slides? Additionally, it’s often quite difficult to find someone with enough expertise to refinish or reface your cabinets to a high enough standard of quality.
So if you’ve been curious about the answer to the simple question “should I refinish or reface my cabinets?”. Our team believes that the answer is “no”.
As we’ve covered previously, the disadvantages of considering refinishing or refacing your cabinets certainly outweigh the benefits. First and foremost, the money you would invest in either of these flawed solutions would be much better spend towards replacing them altogether. Cabinet replacement provides you with a wide range of options as far as colors, materials, design, and configurations to meet your exact needs.
You’ll also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your new cabinets will be 100% structurally sound and free of any potential hazards and damage that would simply be “covered up” by refinishing or refacing. You’ll have the freedom and flexibility to design a customized cabinet solution that’s perfect for your home.
Total Restore is your trusted partner for cabinet replacements. Our team will work alongside you from start to finish to design and create a solution for cabinets in any room of your home. Learn about our cabinet installation services here.