Publish by: Boyars Kitchen Cabinets
What's the difference between cabinet refacing, cabinet resurfacing and cabinet refinishing?
If you've been thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom and are looking at new cabinets, you've probably seen information about refacing, resurfacing or refinishing your existing cabinets. These terms all sound similar and can be slightly confusing, but they do provide some good options to save money when remodeling.
We've tried to outline each process below to give a clearer understanding of each:
- Refacing your cabinets involves replacing the portions of the cabinets that are visible from the front. Including: Doors, some frames, hardware, etc. The existing cabinet boxes are kept and treated, then new upgraded doors are installed to make the cabinets look like new. This process takes a skilled craftsman as existing cabinets are all unique and the new doors, frames, hardware will have to be custom fitted. This is a great option if you want new cabinets but would like to save some money.
- Typically cabinet refinishing involves keeping the existing cabinet boxes, doors and sometimes hardware. It implies painting or varnishing the existing cabinets to give them a new look. This is generally a less involved process than refacing.
- Resurfacing and refinishing are essentially the same process. During Resurfacing, the existing doors are typically kept and resurfaced with a wood veneer or other product instead of replacing them. Although resurfacing and refinishing are very similar, resurfacing can include resurfacing all of the cabinets or just the faces.
Boyar's Kitchen Cabinets has been refacing cabinets in San Diego since 1974. We pride ourselves in workmanship and service. Give us a call if you have questions or would like more information about cabinet refacing. (858) 549-2000
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