Replace Kitchen Cabinets

Is it Better to Refinish or Replace Kitchen Cabinets?


As your kitchen ages, you will see that your cabinets show signs of wear. Perhaps the paint is fading, or the overall structure of your cabinets is falling apart. It could also be you just want a change of scenery now that time has gone by and certain fads that were in are now out. Whatever your circumstance, most people want to know if it is better to refinish your cabinets or replace them. Changing your cabinetry is one of the most expensive parts of remodeling your kitchen. Brand new cabinets make up almost 50% of the total kitchen remodeling budget. Part of that expense is building permit costs, custom fitting, professional installation costs, and cost of cabinet material. To mitigate these expenses, it is more cost efficient to refinish your current cabinets than it is to replace them. 

Much like any remodel or housing change, which method is better is wholly dependent on your preferences and what you want from your changes. Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling will gladly guide you in the right direction so that you’re able to make the right decision for you. We have experience in refinishing and replacing all cabinetry and ensuring you receive the best service available. Our decades of experience will ensure we help you make the best choice for your home. 


Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets

There are many benefits to refinishing your cabinets instead of replacing them completely. However, your cabinets must meet a specific criterion. This criterion includes

  • Must be in good shape
  • Still functional
  • You don’t want to move your cabinet spaces around
  • Cabinets are solid wood such as oak, maple, and walnut

If your wood cabinets are in mostly good shape aside from the standard wear and tear of aging and usage, you’re likely better off refinishing, and not replacing. By refinishing, you could easily save yourself several thousand dollars in remodeling. Instead of taking all the cabinets down and putting up new ones, the Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling team will clean and sand down your existing ones, stripping away all the grease and oil from cooking. After one of our contractors fixes any possible holes or damages, they may also stain or paint your cabinets to ensure it lasts for a long period of time. It is better to have a professional refinish your kitchen cabinets because there are certain guidelines and tools you must have in place to make your cabinet doors, face frame, and cabinet box look as good as when it was first installed. Our professionally trained contractors and design team will ensure you receive the best price available for high quality work. 


Replacing Kitchen Cabinets

Replacing cabinetry is a more involved form of remodeling than refinishing. When you’re replacing, you’re replacing kitchen cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and shelves. You need a building permit, a measure of your cabinet spaces, to measure your whole kitchen, decide what new cabinetry you want to use, and consider your budget for the whole project. The best time to replace your kitchen cabinets are when the integrity of your existing ones is failing, you want to change your cabinet layout, or when doing a whole kitchen remodel. The amazing aspect of replacing your kitchen cabinets is that you can have them custom made for you. You may want specialized shelving or slide out drawers for your utensils, trash bins, or other unique kitchen items. A fully custom experience greatly increases the value of your home, and your kitchen will be specially curated for you. We also recommend researching stock cabinets or semi-custom cabinets for a less expensive investment. Stock cabinetry are premade, but our high-quality cabinets will give you the best experience. 


Don’t Do-It-Yourself

It’s important that your cabinets are installed the right way. You don’t want any plates, cutlery, or other kitchenware falling out because you accidentally damaged the wood during installation. Hire a professional cabinet installation service to ensure the safety of your home. Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling hires professionals with several years of experience. Our first step to giving you the best service is a free consultation to discuss your project and come to an understanding of your wants. We take care of any required building permits and will always be communicative when it comes to progress and design suggestions. Call us now to receive a free consultation about your kitchen cabinet refinishing or replacement.


Posted In - Kitchen Remodel on Jun 22, 2021