There’s more to kitchen renovations than updating the backsplash or installing granite countertops on work surfaces. Improving the cabinets is a great way to boost the appearance and functionality of the whole space. However, many homeowners have to decide whether to replace, reface or refinish them. Read on as we discuss the differences between the three and when one option is better than the others.
This option is self-explanatory; it is about getting rid of the old set of cabinets and going for something new. A replacement is a sensible choice if you have low-grade cabinets made with particle board or some other cheap material. It is also worth considering if you are looking to change the kitchen layout. Cabinets that have been worn down over time due to rot, pest infestation and humidity have to be replaced as well.
Similar to installing granite countertops or splurging on a high-quality material, refacing your cabinets can improve the look and feel of your kitchen without the need to modify the layout of the space. Here, you can choose from a wide variety of new doors and drawer fronts while the existing cabinet boxes are covered with a veneer to match them.
If your cabinets are still in good shape, but you no longer love how they look, you might want to refinish them. This option is the most affordable and usually the quickest way to bring your cabinets back to life. This project involves stripping off the existing paint, sanding the surface and applying either a stain or a new coat of paint. Choosing the former can give the illusion of any type of wood you desire while the latter allows you to pick the right color to match the rest of your kitchen elements.
Granite Works doesn’t only offer countertops made of granite and other similar materials. We are also proud to provide cabinetry selections available in a wide variety of woods, including birch, walnut, oak, maple and cherry. We can help you select the right stain or color to match your home’s architectural features. Call (301) 640-5010, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve homeowners in and around Washington, DC, and Maryland.