Kitchen Makeover Magic: The Top Reasons to Reface Instead of Replace

(BPT) - The prospect of a kitchen renovation project can weigh heavy on the minds of homeowners. From wallets to dry wall, the mere thought of dipping into your rainy-day fund only to have the most important room in your house uprooted for an undisclosed amount of time is enough to convince many to keep those outdated cabinets installed in the ’70s. The good news is, there is a sensible and convenient alternative to your kitchen conundrum in cabinet refacing! Here are the top reasons to reface instead of replace.

Some Old & Some New

It can be tough convincing yourself you need to remodel when budgets are tight and your home is only 20 years old. Cabinet refacing saves up to 50% of the cost of a traditional full rip out. Homeowners can save money, and the stress of a tear-it-all-out remodel, by simply refacing the existing cabinets. The results are stunning, and visitors will be in awe of the frugal facelift. Then simply add an island or pantry in your new color and style.

Budget Friendly & Ready for Resale

Get the best price for your home by updating the kitchen. By refacing with new doors and drawers, kitchens go from outdated to an elevated, enhanced showplace. Once complete, there is no doubt that the kitchen will be the main attraction at any upcoming open house, boasting sleek and modernized aesthetics. Not quite ready to put the home on the market yet? Refacing allows homeowners to enjoy their kitchens now and recoup up to 70% of the cost should they decide to sell the house down the road.

Done in 3-5 Days

When you can’t live without your kitchen, refacing is the solution. If the idea of losing access to your kitchen for a yet-to-be-determined timeframe is unacceptable, refacing is the optimal solution. Keep your existing kitchen intact while completely transforming its appearance and function. This affordable and quick kitchen renovation process can be customized to the homeowner’s budget and taste. Anyone can get their dream kitchen as there are a variety of finishes and styles available for cabinet refacing. The result is a beautiful kitchen, making cooking more enjoyable and efficient.

Save Your Stone Countertops

Refacing updates the cabinets, while leaving the countertops intact. Love your countertops but can’t stand the cabinetry? Not to worry; countertops can be preserved while updating the supporting cabinets. Painting cabinets instead in order to maintain existing countertops does not provide a reliable, permanent kitchen remodeling solution. The simple act of refacing outdated kitchen cabinets with contemporary versions will pair perfectly with beloved countertops, but will overhaul the look of the whole kitchen.

Saving the Planet One Kitchen at a Time

Refacing uses your existing cabinetry for a positive environmental footprint. Love your kitchen layout? When your kitchen’s layout and structure is on point, save 75% of the old kitchen materials by refacing the cabinet boxes to brighten things up a bit, then replace the doors and drawers in your new color and style. Eighty-percent of what you see in your kitchen are doors and drawer fronts. A simple refresh in Kitchen Magic’s maintenance-free material, that looks just like painted wood, will add a touch of elegance.

No Soffit, No Problem

Refacing lets you remove the soffit and add cabinet extensions for a floor-to-ceiling design. Low ceilings can often make kitchens feel small and cramped. Removing soffits and extending cabinetry to the ceiling makes all the difference. You won’t believe the dramatic effects of cabinet extensions. Without a bulky kitchen soffit in the way, the height of new cabinets lends itself to a transitional floor-to-ceiling design style, and creates the illusion of more space.

Finding a Compromise

Refacing is ideal for those looking for a balance between your budget and having what you want. What to do when partners can’t agree? Compromise, of course. Sometimes one spouse’s need for a respectable budget can be shaken by the other’s desire for custom cabinetry. High-end cabinet refacing can appease both parties — providing a completely custom look for half the cost.

When it comes to the heart of the home, no one should have to settle. It is possible to achieve a high-end look without breaking the bank. With cabinet refacing, you can customize your kitchen with money left over to tackle another project.

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