Is it cheaper to replace or refinish cabinets?
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Which is cheaper, refinishing cabinets or replacement?
Many homeowners want to have a home that they have always wanted. Some of them are planning to buy and build a new one just to achieve that dream. At the same time, others are being contented with their property and just trying to make some minor makeover to satisfy their wants.
Cabinet refinishing and replacement is one of the common areas to change for those housewives who love to follow the kitchen design of their favorite cooking show. And sometimes, it is known to be the area that needs to be fixed because it is prone to greasy stuff from cooking and other elements that can ruin its beautiful design.
The common question about this topic is which is better, cabinet refinishing or replacement? For us, it always depends on you and the situation. Because if you like to follow a design of a particular cabinet, but your existing one is smaller than what we should achieve, then that is the time to replace it with a new one. But if you just want to make your existing cabinet to look new, then refinishing is the best solution.
This can vary depending on some factors, but we typically see customers pay between $1,500 and $4,500 for cabinet refinishing. That’s somewhere between $4 and $10 per square foot of cabinet face in your home. Things that can impact this cost include:
- Finish option (stain, varnish, paint, etc.)
- Number of cabinets
- Difficulty with cabinet location (if you have some tough and tight spaces)
- Whether you want new hardware
- Existing damage on the doors or cabinet boxes
- And more
If you want to save money and still want to achieve a more excellent cabinet look, you should try DIY or do it yourself concept. There are many videos online that will teach you if you have no idea on how to do it. And if you are a busy type of person who doesn’t have time to learn and do all that, then call us to do it for you.