That first moment you walk into your kitchen it is highly probably your eyes are immediately drawn to the kitchen cabinet doors. There is something you don’t like about them and the chances are every day you look at them you have the same negative feelings.
Yes kitchen cabinet doors are functional but they should also be appealing on the eye. In the ideal world they would make your kitchen look outstanding. After all they are an important focal point
To replace or to reface?
Before you start ripping out your cupboards you should take the time to consider replacing the cupboard doors. Ask a kitchen fitter and they are very likely to advise they spend a considerable amount of time taking a kitchen apart ready to replace a new one when the old units and that includes the doors are in perfect working order. Replacing just the cabinet doors can save you thousands. In the current economic climate where families all over the country are looking at ways to cut costs this can be a welcome budget saver for many.
It does not matter what you think of your kitchen cupboard aesthetics, you should not throw them away without putting their functionality and durability to the test. You would be a financial fool to do this.
Did you know that old traditional kitchen cabinets doors are far more durable that modern ones? Yes they may be uglier but there are plenty of options available to you when replacing the faces.
We take a look at seven reasons why you should be buying new kitchen cabinet doors instead of replacing your whole kitchen:
On average your kitchen reface can cost half the amount you would spend on replacing the entire cabinet. Don’t limit this option to your kitchen; you can achieve the same result with your bathroom or anywhere else you have cabinets in the home. As explained previously in the majority of cases the cabinets may not be easy on the eye but they are in a very good condition.
If you are completely happy with the space and layout of your current cabinets a reface is the perfect option.
It is a Less Complicated Process
Replacing the cabinets in your home can be a massive task and can take up to a week from start to completion. You will need to be comfortable that your kitchen is going to be turned upside down and time will need to be made available to empty all the contents of your cupboards and for a lot of mess to be made by work men. On the opposite end of the spectrum replacing the faces can be done in as little as one day by someone who has the right level of experience and expertise.
Reduces the Risk of Waste
Why remove your kitchen cabinet doors if there are in perfect working order? That would just be a waste. Bin them and they are very likely to end in landfills somewhere and making a contribution to the accumulation of hazardous waste. Plus you will need to expand your budget to cover the cost of new cupboards. If you are likely you may not need to pay to redecorate either especially if the new cupboards are the same size but if you find them a struggle to remove you may need to re-plaster or re-wall paper.
In the current world we live in there are lots of options available to you such as large amounts of wood and colours. Real wood options are also available depending on your budget. You can choose new handles and potentially add glass to your kitchen cabinet doors. Adding glass alone would completely transform your kitchen.
Did you know that the majority of cabinets are made out of a material called formaldehyde? A hazardous material that unfortunately ends up in landfills. In addition to this you are saving a few trees. You can stop this from getting worse by refacing your kitchen instead. Do your research as there are plenty of companies who will take the old faces of your hands. As you can see refacing is a very green option.
New Kitchen Look
When you kitchen reface is complete you can sit back and marvel your kitchen. You will be pleasantly surprised on the difference replacement kitchen cabinet doors can make.
Other options available to you include leaving your kitchen cabinet doors as they are and repainting them or having them sanded and varnished. If your doors are in good condition this is an options worth thinking about as you could save even more money.
We have provided plenty of reasons why replacing your kitchen cabinet doors can be financially beneficial as well as economical.