Refacing your kitchen cabinets can cost thousands of dollars, so be sure to pick the right company or contractor for the job.
Your kitchen cabinets, no matter how young or old they are, can get dirty after only a couple of years. This happens from dust, dirt, steam from cooking and much more. If your cabinets have been in your home for five to ten years you might want to consider refacing them. The cost of a kitchen cabinet refacing can set you back a bit in your home improvement budget, unless you decide to do the work on your own.
In an obvious statement, it will be more cost effective to reface your kitchen cabinets than to replace them altogether. Replacing cabinets is not a job you can do on your own, unless you are a handyman or a contractor. You will need to have the old cabinets completely torn out, without ruining your wall, and have new cabinets installed. This cost of such a job can become astronomical, upwards of £15,000 for the entire replacement of the cabinets. For the most part, the items needed for a cabinet refacing will cost around £200 per cabinet, and most kitchens have roughly 15 cabinets in them, making it a £3000 job, not including the contractor’s fee. So this could be a do-it-yourself job if you are handy and have the time.
Should you decide to reface the cabinets, you can save a ton of money, especially if you do it yourself. All you need to pay for are cabinet doors, veneer, and hardware. Also, if you have a smaller sized kitchen, you can save even more money because you are buying less material. The best time to consider refacing your cabinets is if you are putting your home up for sale. This will spruce up the look of your kitchen, making it more attractive to potential buyers when they browse your home, and make the kitchen look like it was remodeled recently, even though it was not. For materials such as varnish, thinners, epoxy and topcoats, check out arc-rite.co.uk. Here I found everythng to redo my kitchen I needed at a very good price.
Think of the following when trying to decide whether or not to reface your cabinets:
-No damage is done to your walls or floors
-All that is needed is paint, new veneer, and hardware
-Less disruption when it comes to being able to use your kitchen while the refacing is being done
-The job, depending on its size, can take only a couple of days to complete
Once the cost of the kitchen cabinet refacing job is paid for, you might want to consider installing new countertops, painting a new color on the walls, and adding some new accessories to the kitchen to completely spruce up your kitchen. Should you only reface your cabinets, you can spend anywhere from £4,000-£7,000 on the entire job. It all depends on how many cabinets are in the kitchen.