[Infographic] Kitchen Cabinets – Should We Reface, Replace, or Paint?
The kitchen is one the most important rooms in our house, so it is only imperative to keep it look fresh and updated to ensure that it provides the same level of comfort and ambiance as when it was first built. One of the key elements of your kitchen that you should keep a close eye on are the kitchen cabinets.
This built-in furniture, although quite straightforward in terms of the functionality it provides, can significantly impact the look of your kitchen space. They are often installed from wall to wall, under and above the kitchen counter so there is no denying that their style and aesthetics can make or break the overall appeal of your kitchen space.
And regardless of the style your kitchen cabinets feature, they can start to look dingy and outdated after many years of usage and constant exposure from heat, moisture, and other elements that can be found in the kitchen space.
If your kitchen cabinets have started to look tired and worn, you can either reface, replace, or repaint them to spruce them up. To know more about these options, here are the key takeaways of the infographic below by Kitchen Cabinet Refacing, which details the advantages and disadvantages as well as the differences between refacing, repainting, and replacing your old kitchen cabinets.
Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets – This approach is best for those who don’t want to do a complete remodel of their kitchen space. Kitchen cabinet refacing, as the name implies, only involves the changing the “skin” of the cabinets with new veneer or wood stain, as well as the replacement of cabinet doors, hardware, and drawer fronts.
Replacing Your Kitchen Cabinets – If the cabinets are no longer sturdy enough to qualify for a refacing job, then replacing them might be the best choice. When replacing kitchen cabinets, however, experienced installers should be called in to ensure that the cabinets are installed precisely.
Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets – Giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint is the cheapest way to update their look. However, it requires sufficient painting skills and proper surface preparation since even a tiny mistake can ruin the overall finish of the cabinet after the paint dried off.
To learn more about the topic, check out the infographic below.
Contributor’s Bio: Mark Cabrera is the Marketing Manager for KitchenCabinetRefacing.com, the Web's most complete customer resource guide on cabinet refacing. He has worked with the online resource website as one of its top experts and professionals in the field of kitchen cabinet refacing projects. You can find Mark's various articles in the Kitchen Cabinet Refacing websites.