Should you resurface your cabinets or replace?

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          Thinking of tackling a kitchen remodel? Stop before you gut those ghastly kitchen cabinets! New techniques and products can save you money by resurfacing cabinets instead of replacing them when possible. Yes, that means you can possibly turn those old cabinets into clean cut cabinets to fit your new kitchen, without getting custom ones made.

What is resurfacing? Resurfacing or refacing is when you keep the existing structure of the cabinets but spruce up hardware, drawer fronts, cabinet doors, and exterior surfaces. With resurfacing you can change the color and look of your cabinets. Changing hardware is also a simple way to revamp the style of your kitchen. Some cabinets that were constructed years ago are solid wood and built to last; they may need just a “face lift.”

Resurfacing cabinets can cut the cost of replacing cabinets by nearly half the amount. That’s 50% more money in your wallet. That’s a big savings, but in some instances resurfacing just isn’t the answer. Replacing cabinets may not save instant money like resurfacing, but can increase the value of your kitchen remodel instead.

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When to replace? In some cases like water damage, limited number of cabinets, and a new kitchen layout replacing cabinets are the only or best option. If you are looking to get a whole new kitchen layout and completely move around cabinets, getting new custom cabinets that compliment your kitchen remodel is recommended. Custom cabinets can be made in almost every shape and form, and have so many cool details like slide out shelves and nooks. Pull out espresso bar? It can be done.  So think of the quality of the cabinets you currently have. If the cabinets are not sturdy or good material, investing in new cabinets is smart. Why reface a cabinet that is going to fall apart in a year? Make an investment in something that is going to give back to you.


How to resurface or replace cabinets? Though you may be an avid Do-it-yourselfer, hiring a professional company like Spazio LA to handle your kitchen remodel needs may be best for your sanity. Resurfacing cabinets alone can take over 5 days for someone inexperienced, and cause a major headache. Some projects are too big to bite off and go a lot quicker with help from contractors whom do this every day.

While you work or continue on with your day to day life let Spazio LA remodel your kitchen as you relax with little stress.