Is Kitchen Cabinet Refacing A Good Alternative?

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Yes, kitchen cabinet refacing can be a good alternative to total cabinet replacement, depending on your specific needs, budget, and the condition of your existing cabinets.

Kitchen cabinet refacing is a process in which the cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and sometimes the cabinet veneers are replaced while keeping the existing cabinet boxes in place. Here are some factors to consider when deciding between refacing and total replacement:

Advantages of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing:

Cost Savings: Refacing is generally more cost-effective than completely replacing cabinets. It requires fewer materials and less labor, making it a more budget-friendly option.

Less Disruption: Refacing is less invasive than replacing cabinets. Since the cabinet boxes remain intact, there’s minimal demolition and construction work, resulting in less mess and disruption to your kitchen.

Faster Process: Refacing typically takes less time than a complete kitchen cabinet replacement. This means your kitchen will be functional again sooner.

Environmental Considerations: Refacing can be more environmentally friendly since it generates less waste compared to tearing out and disposing of old cabinets.

Considerations for Cabinet Refacing:

Existing Cabinet Condition: Refacing works best when your cabinet boxes are structurally sound. If your cabinets are damaged, rotting, or have structural issues, it might be better to opt for replacement.

Design Options: While cabinet refacing allows you to change the appearance of your cabinets by replacing doors and drawer fronts, it might not offer the same level of design flexibility as complete replacement. However, there are still numerous design options available for refacing.

Layout Changes: If you want to make significant changes to your kitchen layout or cabinet configuration, a complete cabinet replacement might be more suitable.

Long-Term Value: While refacing can improve the appearance of your kitchen, if you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, potential buyers might place higher value on brand-new cabinets.

Ultimately, the decision between refacing and total cabinet replacement will depend on your specific circumstances, preferences, and priorities. It’s a good idea to consult with professionals who specialize in kitchen remodeling to assess the condition of your cabinets and provide recommendations based on your needs and budget.

The Mount Harvard Collection

10.5′ of uppers and lowers in Espresso, Grey, or White
White or Grey Quartz Countertops
Complimentary black or stainless hardware


The Crestone Collection

10.5′ of uppers and lowers in White, Grey or Slate
White or Grey Quartz Countertops
Complimentary black or stainless hardware


The Manitou Collection

10.5′ of uppers and lowers in Espresso, Grey, Slate, or White
White or Grey Quartz Countertops
Complimentary black or stainless hardware


Each of our Pre-Built Kitchen Packages Include:


  • Quality Wood Foundations: Our cabinets begin with premium lumber at their core, featuring solid wood construction to last a lifetime.
  • Structural Honesty: We care about the details you cannot see! Our cabinets include hidden reinforcements, solid wood corner blocks and strategically placed pocket screws so you can feel confident they will serve your family for years to come.
  • Loving Craftsmanship: Our cabinets are built with love. The Heartwood name says it all with added extras including our elite dovetail and hidden pocket screw construction.
  • Heartwood Cabinetry Collections feature a modern birch interior that enhances the cabinet’s luxurious, premium quality look on the inside.
  • Premium Drawer Boxes: Dovetail joints are the key to high-quality drawer boxes. The modern, clean interior of the drawer boxes coupled with dovetail construction and effortless close concealed slides make this drawer box the highlight to any design.
  • Upscale Hardware: Our cabinets feature discreet compact hinges and concealed undermount slides. All hinges and slides exceed industry standards. You can feel confident your hardware will last and last!
  • Sturdy Shelves and Limitless Storage Options: Heartwood’s Cabinetry Collection includes shelves constructed to an impressive ¾” thick veneer plywood specifications. Others are 1/4-1/2″. This means that you don’t have to worry about warping or shelves sagging with normal use. Adjustable shelving allows for limitless configurations and opportunities to maximize your own space.
  • Modern Design and Color Availability: Our Cabinets offer the most modern look and your choice of Espresso, Grey, Slate and Linen White are available

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