Guest post by Ashley DePiano
Everyone knows that the kitchen is the beating heart of a home. It’s where you congregate, experiment with flavors, and come up with lasting traditions for your family. But, if your kitchen is starting to look outdated or worn, it can be a place that no longer brings joy and or sparks creativity. Instead, it can become a thorn in your side every time you open a cabinet and items start falling out.
If the thought of a total gut renovation is making you queasy, we understand. We also know a little secret: you don’t need a total renovation! It’s just something contractors will tell you to increase their profits. Some contractors don’t even know anything about refacing, so they are not giving you the information you deserve. Cabinet refacing is an affordable option that can turn your kitchen into a whole different environment, at half the price. If you had cabinets professionally installed years ago, chances are the cabinet boxes are still in great shape. They may be ugly or outdated, but with a new finish, they will look good as new.
An even better feature is that with cabinet refacing, you can still rework the layout of your kitchen. Is your refrigerator all the way across the room? Or is your dishwasher too far from the sink? Those are all easy fixes, as you can have additional cabinet boxes installed to make your kitchen layout more functional.
Another exciting component of refacing is gaining more drawer space! You may be asking, “Why would I need more drawers?” Well the answer is simple. The drawers we are talking about are not the ones you’re thinking of. Most kitchens have traditional drawers that are shallow and can only fit utensils or smaller items and typically become “junk drawers”. Adding deep drawers are better for storing pots and pans, which are visible in an instant. Keeping cooking supplies in drawers means no more reaching into a dark cabinet full of stacked pans only to knock the whole stack over and create a mess. Storing them in pull-out drawers creates easier access and actually increase the amount of usable storage in a kitchen.
We will save the best feature for last: More money available for other updates! With traditional gut-remodeling, often a homeowner is left feeling overwhelmed that their project went over budget and now they have no money left for a matching kitchen table or the perfect backsplash. They’re often left feeling sad that they got a brand new kitchen remodel, but it’s not quite complete. With refacing, you can feel good knowing that there is money left in the budget for other amenities. You can even splurge on that custom imported Italian glass tile backsplash or hand carved dining table.
The choice is yours, but the benefits of cabinet refacing are enormous and your kitchen will still look brand new. You will be the envy of friends and family without being thousands of dollars in debt. Contact your local cabinet refacing service today to find out what they can do to improve the look and function of your kitchen.