The cost of kitchen cabinet refacing will depends on several different factors. The most important factor is the condition of your existing cabinets. If your cabinets are constructed well, function well, and are made from solid wood materials, your kitchen may be a good candidate for refacing. If you have inexpensive particleboard cabinetry, you could be throwing money away as it may be better to replace your cabinets instead.
Cabinet refacing is only one part of a kitchen remodel
Many people who are updating their kitchen cabinetry also want new countertops, sink and faucet, tile backsplashes, and new appliances. These products and services are typically not provided by a cabinet refacing company.
The type of refacing material you choose will affect the cost. For instance, if you choose a plastic laminate to cover the cabinets and square edge laminated doors the cost will be much less than a wood veneer and solid wood doors and drawer fronts.
The size of the kitchen and the location will affect the price as well. For example, a house with a backdoor entrance to the kitchen that is level with the driveway will be less expensive than a third-floor condo.
According to the Home Depot website, the average cost of a kitchen reface is $13,500. This cost only includes refacing the cabinets and does not include organizational accessories, hardware, moldings, or additional cabinets. It also does not include countertops, sink and faucet, and backsplash. If your drawers don’t work well and need to be replaced, that will add to the cost.
Remodeling Magazine’s yearly cost versus value report for 2020 states that the average mid-range kitchen remodels in the Greensboro area costs $20,785. If $13,500 of that is just the cabinets, that doesn’t leave a lot of money for countertops, sink and faucet, backsplashes, accessories, and appliances.
Consider Replacing Your Cabinets Rather Than Refacing
Although refacing your cabinets can be a great option in some situations, there are some advantages to having your cabinets replaced instead. The number one advantage to replacing your cabinets is you have the ability to modify your layout or design. It seems that most kitchens have some design flaw like a dishwasher door that hits the hardware on an opposing cabinet, poor workflow, or lack of storage. New cabinetry gives you the flexibility to improve the design, add storage, and add features like glass-front cabinets.
If you are planning on remodeling your kitchen, we encourage you to use Kitchen Express of Greensboro, NC to have your kitchen redesigned.
At Kitchen Express, we recommend to our clients that they replace their cabinets rather than refacing them. Refacing may be slightly less expensive than replacing your cabinets, however, replacing them can be a better option due to the longevity it provides you. Your cabinets will be up to date both cosmetically and structurally when you replace your cabinets.
Here at Kitchen Express, we provide full kitchen remodels to the residents in the Greensboro area and beyond. Contact us today through the form below or call the number at the top of our website for a quote!