The Difference Between Refinishing and Kitchen Refacing

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Comparing Refinishing and Refacing

Most homeowners who do not want to completely gut their kitchen and start from scratch with brand new cabinets will be looking for a professional to update their existing cabinets’ appearance. That’s easier and less expensive than replacing them. The question is, how will you go about upgrading the cabinets?

When cabinets start to look lackluster, some individuals who don’t share the taste and sense of style of the previous homeowner will opt for refinishing. Refinishing cabinets simply means stripping off the old finish, sanding down the surface to prepare it for a new finish. The new finish can be either painted or stained. Paint covers many stains and allows color to be the main focus

The stain allows the wood grain (and any remaining flaws from the old finish) to show through. Homeowners opt for this refinishing technique when they love the look of wood but prefer a different color. Bear in mind that it’s easier to switch from a lighter wood color to a darker one when staining cabinet surfaces.

In contrast, with kitchen cabinet refacing, you wind up with higher-quality cabinets than with refinishing. It’s like a facelift for your kitchen.

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets

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typically includes:

  • Adding surfaces of the cabinets
  • Adding new drawer fronts
  • Applying a new surface to cabinet boxes

Changing the color and style with refacing does wonder for upgrading your kitchen quickly. Clearly, refacing is the better option for improving appearances. 

What Is the Difference Between Refacing and Kitchen Refacing?    

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Kitchen cabinet refacing cost is a less expensive option. Plus, it can require less than one-half the cost involved in conventional remodeling projects. When time is short, kitchen refacing is more appealing to customers because of the much faster turnaround time, which usually amounts to about one week. 

What’s more, you can anticipate higher quality cabinets compared to other modern materials and complete solid wood replacements now used in remodeling. Even more, this will keep your costs lower.

For families that are making an effort to “go green” and reduce their carbon footprint, refacing is an ideal solution because it’s more eco-friendly than doing a full kitchen remodeling job or replacing the cabinets. Additionally, by refacing kitchen cabinets, there will be fewer waste materials that end up in the landfill compared to traditional methods. The more use we get out of natural products like wood, the better we can care for the natural environment.

Many also appreciate the economic and environmental benefits that come with refacing since locally sourced wood materials are used. On occasion, some homeowners prefer to use laminate materials to reduce their costs even more. When going with solid wood refacing, the process involves less fuel for transport, making the remodeling work less expensive than traditional replacements and resurfacing while putting less wear and tear on the roads. That’s a win-win situation.

Give Your Kitchen an Upgrade With Wood Refacing

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When it comes to remodeling work, American Wood Reface is known as the leading wood refacing service provider from Northeast Ohio all the way to the Carolinas

Our reputation for doing outstanding solid wood kitchen refacing work speaks for itself. We’re proud that American Wood Reface has been a Super Service Winner on Angie’s List, year over year, since 2009. That is why we receive so much repeat business and referrals from the many satisfied customers who are pleased with our craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Why put up with all of the disruptions that tend to occur when contractors have to tear out the cabinets during kitchen remodeling? With wood refacing, you can receive the benefits of: 

  • Save Money: lower cost than traditional methods
  • Save Time: Resurfacing is faster to complete
  • Fewer Headaches: No need to tear down your kitchen cabinets
  • Perfect Fit: Some new cabinet doors don’t fit the current layout
  • Fewer Unexpected Expenses: Less chance of damages to the rest of your home
  • The Eco-friendly Alternative: When compared to traditional methods. 

Now that you’ve decided it’s time to go with wood kitchen cabinet refacing, all that’s left to do is make an appointment @ (American Wood Reface), our experts are standing by to transform your kitchen. We’re proud to have been serving customers in the local area since 1980, and we are looking forward to giving your kitchen a luxury upgrade that will increase your home’s value, then go with wood refacing.

Connect with us at 1-800-645-4594 to start your Kitchen Refacing project today. In addition to providing free in-person discussions with our team about your cabinets, we now offer virtual consultations, for your convenience.

Create Your Own Cabinet Style With American Wood Reface

Choose from thousands of solid woods, beautiful finishes, and attractive door styles to complement your home, lifestyle, and taste. Our designers will help you mix and match to create a look you love.

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