If you are ready for an updated kitchen, or you simply want a new look, you have two choices: you can get a complete kitchen remodel or you can opt for cabinet refacing. Just like the name implies, cabinet refacing is when we give your CT cabinet doors and drawers a new front using veneer or laminate, but the bones of the kitchen cabinets stay intact. The end result is a completely different appearance, but since you used your existing cabinetry, you can save a lot of money.
However, cabinet refacing is not the right kitchen remodeling option in every situation. Here is a look at the times when cabinet refacing is an excellent option for your Connecticut home:
Your Kitchen Cabinets Are Made of Solid Wood
The first thing that you need to look at to see if you are a candidate for cabinet refacing is the materials that make up your current cabinets. Many Connecticut homes are older, which is a plus when it comes to cabinet quality. In general, twenty or thirty years ago, CT homebuilders used solid woods and constructed cabinets made to last for generations—opposed to the composition board you may find in many newer homes. This is great for you, because it means the interior of your cabinets will continue to hold up, even if the fronts are changed.
Most of Your Cabinets Are in Good Shape
When considering kitchen cabinet refacing in Connecticut, the next thing to consider is the condition of your cabinets. Even if they are constructed of solid wood, if there are cracked frames or water damage, cabinet refacing may not be wise. Though, if the majority of your cabinets are in excellent condition, you can still opt for cabinet refacing on those, and then we can construct new cabinets for the few areas with damage. When the project is complete, you won’t be able to tell the difference.
You Love the Layout of Your Connecticut Kitchen
Finally, cabinet refacing in Connecticut is ideal if you love the layout of your kitchen and you are just looking for a new color to change things up. Since we are simply updating the exteriors of your cabinets, we won’t be doing anything with the actual layout. However, if you were hoping to improve the functionality of your kitchen as well, a complete CT kitchen remodel may be your best selection.
Is Cabinet Refacing a Good Fit?
So what do you think? Does it sound like cabinet refacing is a good fit for your CT home? Whether you end up with cabinet refacing or a full kitchen remodel, Northeast Dream Kitchens is your Connecticut kitchen expert. Schedule your free in-home consultation today: We would love to give you our professional opinion on the ideal choice for your situation.