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Breaking it Down: The Real Costs of Kitchen Refacing

A Fresh Start for Your Kitchen

If the thought of a full kitchen remodel is too daunting or feels out of reach because of costs, cabinet refacing might be for you! Give your kitchen a fresh look by replacing old cabinet doors with new ones, while keeping and refurbishing the existing cabinet boxes. 

Refacing is a popular choice for both DIY enthusiasts and those with more advanced remodeling skills. Paint your cabinets for an easy transformation or choose our engineered materials for a more refined finish. Refacing is an appealing option for those looking to renew their kitchen without the extensive costs of a complete overhaul.

Balancing Budget and Style

Typically, kitchen cabinet refacing projects fall within the range of $10,000 to $15,000. However, this estimate excludes expenses related to appliances, countertops, and flooring. The final price also may vary depending on factors such as the chosen finishes, door styles, and additional customization options. For instance, opting for premium finishes or intricate door designs may slightly increase the overall cost.

According to HomeAdvisor, as mentioned on HGTV’s website, the average cost for a full kitchen remodel in 2023 ranged from $14,549 to $40,425. This range can cover a variety of remodeling scales, from minor updates to more comprehensive renovations. For more lavish remodels, the costs can soar to as much as $130,000+. Let’s Break it down. 

Cabinet Boxes: Replacing cabinet boxes might cost between $5,000 to $15,000 or more, depending on materials and kitchen size.

Countertops: New countertops can range from $2,000 for basic materials to over $10,000 for high-end stone like granite or marble.

Flooring: Updating kitchen flooring can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000, with premium materials like hardwood at the higher end of the spectrum.

Choosing to reface cuts down on the expenditure for new cabinet boxes and minimizes the need for additional plumbing, electrical, and construction work often required in a full remodel.

Eco-Savvy and Smart Spending with Refacing

Cabinet refacing offers a green approach to kitchen makeover without handing over a pretty penny. By updating your existing cabinet boxes, you reduce environmental impact. Plus, use the money you saved for other kitchen upgrades. Reinvest in upgrading countertops, flooring, or appliances to amplify the aesthetic of your space! You can conserve resources and reallocate your budget for a comprehensive, cost-effective kitchen transformation.

To summarize, refacing offers a clever, cost-effective, and eco-conscious solution for enhancing your kitchen. For a specific estimate tailored to your project, visit Estimate Your Space.

Source: HGTV. “What Is the Average Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?” Available Here.