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Rock Hill  636-720-0451

Cabinet Refacing vs. Cabinet Replacement

Every home renovation project is tailored to the homeowner’s immediate needs and tastes. Meaning that each kitchen and bathroom renovation follows its own planning and installation process. The same logic applies to cabinet renovations, where homeowners can choose cabinet resurfacing or cabinet replacement, depending on their situation. Each of these cabinet remodel processes is different, so it’s important to find out which is most beneficial for your space.

In this article, we walk you through the differences between these two processes so that you become better informed about your remodeling options and make the best decision for your home and budget.

Overall Process

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing follows a unique process, which includes disassembling cabinets and doors and removing the fronts of drawers as well as the hinges of cabinets. Then the cabinet fronts are sanded and painted to the homeowners specifications. The remainder of the cabinets, the drawers or boxes, are not disturbed.

Cabinet Replacement

Cabinet replacement involves removing the entire cabinet and switching it out with a new one. This allows you to fully customize your kitchen or bathroom with any color, any size, and any wood or laminate finish. Signature Kitchen & Bath carries 13 different cabinet lines to choose from for your next cabinet replacement.

Time & Use

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing can take a couple days to a few weeks to complete, making it a quick renovation that can give your kitchen or bathroom a much needed facelift, and your kitchen or bath can still be used during the renovation process.

Cabinet Replacement

In contrast, cabinet replacement can take a few weeks, due to planning and installation time, and many times you won’t be able to use the your kitchen or bathroom during that period.

Space Lay Out

Cabinet Refacing

With a Cabinet refacing project, the lay out of your space will not change. As a result, you’ll be able to upgrade your cabinets while keeping a lay out that you enjoy.

Cabinet Replacement

If you choose the replacement route, certain cabinet styles and designs may take up more or less space, requiring your kitchen or bathroom design to be rearranged. The benefit to replacing your cabinets is allowing you to design your space the way you prefer.

Both cabinet refacing and cabinet replacement provide many benefits to kitchens and bathrooms. However, if you enjoy the design of your space just the way it is and simply want a small upgrade, refacing may be the best option to choose. If you prefer a change of scenery and want to update your cabinets entirely, cabinet replacement is most likely a better fit for you.

At Signature Kitchen & Bath, we offer cabinet refacing and cabinet replacement services and can answer any questions you may have about both processes. Schedule a free design consultation to begin your next design project.

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