Pre-fabricated cabinets can start anywhere from $4,000 and up, semi-custom is usually around double, and fully customized cabinets can cost 15,000 or more. If the cost or time commitment of new cabinetry is prohibitive, an easier and less expensive way to update a kitchen is to reface or restore your current cabinets.
Refacing Kitchen Cabinets
This involves installing new cabinet doors and fronts, a process known as cabinet refacing. In most cases, it is fairly easy to find cabinet doors that match the wood of the existing cabinets, or unfinished doors can be purchased and then stained or painted to match what is already in place. Cabinet doors are available in a variety of styles. The most common are flat panel, routed panel, cathedral panel, arched panel, and framed. All of the styles of doors are offered in multiple wood tones or unfinished, which allows for a great deal of versatility.
Restoring Kitchen Cabinets
This involves refinishing, re-staining or restoring the cabinets that are already in place. Some cabinets take well to a deeper stain, while others may need nothing more than a fresh coat of paint. Cleaning and refinishing cabinets takes time, but is far less expensive than replacing the cabinets. New hardware can also transform the way a kitchen looks. Old, outdated handles and knobs can be replaced easily and relatively inexpensively. Cabinet doors and drawers that have no hardware only need a drill and a bit of elbow grease to allow for new hardware.
Heath Refinishing can help
We love helping people with any furniture restoration, repair, and restoration – and that includes your kitchen cabinets too. So, if installing new cabinets is not an option for you, give us a call and we can talk about your options!