Before you replace your cabinets, you should consider whether they can be refaced. Refacing can save you lots of money, and take much less time during the renovation process. But not every situation is right for refacing.
Here are some questions to ask to help you decide whether to reface or replace your cabinets.
If you answered “yes” to all the above, then refacing is probably an excellent choice.
If you want to change the layout or have cabinets that are coming apart structurally, then the best option is to replace them. Homestead Cabinet Design offers both refacing and new custom cabinets.
Refacing can cost anywhere between 40% to 70% of the price of new cabinets. If there are cabinet modifications, such as modifying the layout for a taller and wider fridge (most older kitchens do not have room for the new larger fridges), or making space for a microwave over the range, there will be more cost involved. Other options that add to the cost are upgrading to new drawer boxes with soft-close slides, or roll-out trays instead of shelves in base cabinets. You may also want to add crown molding, or a new decorative wood hood. Other options are adding a trash pullout, other organizer pull-outs, or cutlery drawer.
The average cost for refacing is between $5000 and $9,000 depending on the size of the kitchen as well as the options you select.
Custom cabinets built with 3/4 plywood boxes, solid-wood doors and drawer boxes, and using soft-close hinges and drawer slides can cost between $15,000 and $25,000 for an average kitchen.
Here are some average costs based on HomeAdvisor:
Some things to consider:
When it comes to refacing, there are number of options: