Kitchen Cabinet Options: Install, Reface or Refinish

Interior shot of a recently remodeled kitchen featuring white custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and an oak floor.

Editor’s Note: It’s no doubt that kitchen renovation is among ImproveNet’s most popular projects. Upgrading feature like cabinetry, countertops and appliances is essential to have a modern, chic kitchen. If you’re researching how to give your kitchen cabinets a new look, you’ve found the right place. We’re bringing this article back out of the archives again to share our top tips on how to determine if you should install new cabinets, reface existing kitchen cabinets or refinish them. Take a look.

Kitchen cabinets should make a splash in every home. Given that kitchen remodeling takes priority over almost any other renovation project, it can be argued that kitchen cabinets are perhaps the most recognizable features of your home. Unlike other items in your home, you have numerous options when it comes to renovating kitchen cabinets: You can replace your cabinets, you can reface them with new exteriors or you can refinish them by sanding and adding a new coat of paint. 

Each tactic has its pros and cons. Understanding each tactic will not only save you money but ensure that you are generating the greatest possible value for your remodeled kitchen.

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