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Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets?

When you are planning out your kitchen remodel, one of the biggest decisions that you may have to make is whether to replace or reface your kitchen cabinets.


If there are any signs of damage to your existing cabinetry, choosing to replace your cabinets is a more cost-efficient decision than to simply reface a problem that you will need to repair eventually.

Re-facing your kitchen cabinetry is often a good choice for those with newer kitchen cabinetry who are only looking for a cosmetic change in the exposed cabinet doors and drawer fronts to give your kitchen a different look.  The new doors and drawers are fitted and installed onto your existing cabinet system to help improve the overall façade of your kitchen.  The laminate can also be replaced to change the finish of your cabinetry by adding wood, plastic and rigid thermo foils onto the doors.

Remember that refacing cannot improve the quality of the existing cabinetry, only cover it up with a new look.

Choosing to re-face your kitchen cabinet might not always be the best decision when it comes to your kitchen renovation.  Although it is often seen as the more cost-efficient option, it does not always solve the problems in your existing kitchen layout and storage system.  Improving the functionality of your kitchen can be one of the most beneficial aspects of your renovation.  In addition, re-facing kitchen cabinetry is not a good choice if your cabinets are in need of repair or if you are looking to improve the quality of the cabinets in your home.

Take advantage of your decision to replace your cabinetry by improving the design, layout and aesthetic of your kitchen to one that is more functional, spatially efficient and modern looking.  Install open shelving or glass doors to give your kitchen a more contemporary look.  Or, adjust cabinet and shelve heights to accommodate your kitchen storage needs. Use this as a chance to help improve the durability of the cabinets in your kitchen while creating a layout that is practical to your needs.

Replacing your kitchen cabinet can be seen as a better long-term investment to improve not only the durability of the cabinetry but the overall value of your home as well.  Our team at MR Kitchens has years of experience in kitchen cabinetry and design, just ask our past kitchen renovation clients!

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