Most people cringe when considering a remodel of their kitchen cabinets. However, refacing is actually a green alternative to a full remodel, and the preferred method of updating an existing and functional kitchen. Cabinet refacing is an easy way to customize without the drama and expense of a full removal of the old kitchen framing and cabinetry. It is also the most affordable process, costing half as much as a new custom work by taking the old, dingy, and beat up cabinets and giving them a fresh, new appearance.
3 Kitchen Ideas to Get Things Started
Bead Board Cabinets – the homey kitchen is coming back. In some ways it never left as a cozy cottage aesthetic is always in style. Using a new bead board cabinet face is an affordable option which can easily alter the look of your cabinets. Bead board is currently available in a variety of styles and patterns, very easy to repaint, (should the need for change arise again!) and is resistant to mold and mildew.
Functional Changes – it might be difficult to imagine what your cabinets could do in anything other than their current configuration. However, modern cabinets can do so much more than just shelving. Drawers can contain spice racks. Doors slide open to house hidden areas for common kitchen utensils, and even larger pots and pans. Corner cabinets are now available with high-tech, space-saving storage options to make the most of “lost” or hard-to-use space. These are all available to be overhauled with the money saved during a cabinet refacing. refacing
Updated Hinges and Hardware – No more slamming of drawers or cabinets. Modern hinges close slowly and gently, reducing noise even when in a hurry. And new cabinet drawer glides can do the same for drawers. Cabinet handles and pulls can also go a long way towards updating an older kitchen.
By preserving existing cabinetry framework, you can re-route the savings into other areas to realize your ultimate dream kitchen. Kitchen refacing allows for options to become available that might otherwise be cut or delayed due to budget concerns. Saved money can be used for an upgrade to the counter top, a custom, free-standing island, as well as additional storage space accessories and hardware options. And use funds to finish the space with a decorative molding, ceiling fan, custom lighting, and other personal touches.
You can save green and be green at the same time with refacing. This eco-friendly, affordable alternative for remodeling your kitchen will keep your cabinet framework out of a landfill and use fewer resources. And a refacing upgrade will take far less time, allowing you back into new your kitchen quickly, and with far less disruption then would be created by a full rebuild. This is only possible when you consider custom kitchen cabinet refacing.