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The (Hidden) Benefits of Cabinet Refacing - Affordable and Long Lasting

"Do you paint cabinets?" This is a common question we hear from homeowners, and maybe it's a question you have too. You're ready to update your kitchen but don't want to spend a fortune on remodeling. Maybe you're looking into the different options, unsure what is best. While painting is an economical possibility that will temporarily refresh your space, refacing your cabinetry is a better return for your investment. In fact, cabinet refacing is affordable and will look like new for many years.

What is Cabinet Refacing?

So, what exactly is cabinet refacing, and why should you consider it? You're not the first to ask! Refacing also called resurfacing, seems to be one of the best-kept secrets in the remodeling world. Well, maybe not a secret but definitely a process with misconceptions and mystery. It's often misunderstood as refinishing. However, refinishing is simply changing the color of your cabinetry, like painting.

On the other hand, refacing adds an all-new "skin" to the cabinetry. First, the cabinets' boxes (or bones) are left in place, and cabinet doors, drawers, and trim are removed. The boxes are then overlaid with a new quarter-inch surface in the finish color of your choice. Once the refacing material covers the boxes, new doors, drawer fronts, hardware, crown molding, and trim are added to complete the refreshed cabinets! Refacing cabinetry transforms the kitchen style drastically!

Many remodelers resurface with laminates that mimic wood. However, Comfort Remodel partners with Crown Cabinetry. They supply quarter-inch solid wood refacing material. It is prepared in their plant and then finished in their state-of-the-art finishing department. The new doors, drawer fronts, molding, and trim are all finished to match the refacing material perfectly. Also, Crown Cabinetry uses post-catalyzed conversion varnish that creates a durable surface. You simply can't get this result by refinishing or painting.

The finishes on Crown Cabinetry's products are outstanding and will be beautiful for many years. They guarantee it!

Why is Refacing Cost-Effective?

Refacing is affordable, especially for homeowners who have invested in granite or quartz countertops. Because the cabinet boxes that support the countertops stay in place, countertops do not have to be replaced. In addition, backsplashes and flooring are not disturbed in the refacing process, so they can also be kept. This keeps project costs down significantly. It is a 25-30% savings compared to an entire rip-and-tear remodel! Cabinet refacing is a budget-friendly option that will completely refresh your kitchen and have lasting beauty.

If you're looking into painting your cabinets, you may want to reconsider and learn more about cabinet refacing. There are even more benefits than we've discussed here. In fact, we'll dive into more information right here in the coming months! Or we'd love to discuss if refacing is the right option for you! So, give us a call at (816) 384-1112 or click here!

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