Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Versus Replacement

A beautiful modern kitchen with dark wood floors, white cabinetry, and new countertopsWhen it comes to kitchen remodeling solutions, there’s little that can revitalize the room quite like new cabinets. While it may seem like the only option for such an update would be a full kitchen cabinet replacement, refacing is an alternative that can provide similarly outstanding results. If you’re wondering what the difference is for refacing cabinets vs replacing them, as well as which would be the better investment for you at your Albuquerque, New Mexico, home, we’ve broken it down for you here:

What Is Cabinet Refacing?

Replacing kitchen cabinets is no small task, but it can yield results that truly enhance the entire kitchen. However, such a project requires pretty intensive work that can seem to turn your kitchen into a temporary construction zone—and one that will require you to sacrifice use of the space while work is in progress as well as shell out a good bit of cash for it all. Enter: cabinet refacing, a reliable and far more affordable alternative to a kitchen cabinet replacement. Refacing involves:

  • Maintaining the existing cabinet boxes/framework
  • Applying a hardwood or RTF veneer to the cabinet boxes for an updated appearance
  • Installing matching replacement kitchen cabinet doors, drawer boxes, and drawer fronts along with new soft-close hinges, drawer glides, and hardware.

Which Is the Better Option?

Since cabinet refacing is a custom project that doesn’t require any of the main cabinetry to be torn out, it is much faster than a replacement. In fact, a quality company can typically complete a cabinet refacing project in just three to five days, and you won’t lose the use of the kitchen space during the process. Because of this, many homeowners find cabinet refacing a preferable option over a replacement.

The Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Experts

If a kitchen cabinet refacing project sounds like the right investment for you, Total Kitchen Makeover is the company to call to make your kitchen dreams come true. Based in Albuquerque, we are the kitchen makeover specialists serving the greater New Mexico, southern Colorado, and El Paso, Texas, regions.

“I couldn't be more thrilled with my updated kitchen. Working with the crew over at Total Kitchen Makeover made for a personable and easy experience. They responded to my inquiry in a very timely manner, had someone come out to evaluate and had my update done very quickly. Very professional team, exceptional work and couldn't be happier with the end results! Highly recommend!”

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“I couldn't be more thrilled with my updated kitchen. Working with the crew over at Total Kitchen Makeover made for a personable and easy experience. They responded to my inquiry in a very timely manner, had someone come out to evaluate and had my update done very quickly. Very professional team, exceptional work and couldn't be happier with the end results! Highly recommend!”

“Absolutely love my new kitchen! It can be stressful, when you are doing a renovation, but they were so amazing!!! Oh, where does start?....They have many options, explained everything and how everything will come together, kept me updated with EVERYTHING.... when they were going to come out and how it was going to work, I was always in the loop! Enjoyed every single staff member I encountered. They were all very professional, was comfortable leaving my home while they were there, and soo very friendly! Also checked in with me after everything was done to make sure I was completely satisfied. Truly amazing work, great job at coordinating everything to be done in one week, great communication, absolutely the best costumer service and super accommodating! Highly recommend...They make it easy Peezy????”

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