Why Refinish?

Our process transforms your cabinetry into the cabinets you’ve always dreamed of without the hassle and expense of replacing. This is a huge benefit because on average we save our customers 75% compared to replacement. Typically when cabinetry is replaced, the countertops, backsplash, flooring, electrically, waterlines, and gas lines all have to be replaced or moved to accommodate for the differences between the old and new cabinetry. This means extra time that your kitchen is inoperable and a lot of additional money spent.

Where Will the Money Go?

According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, kitchen-remodeling costs break down as follows:

  • Design fees: 4%
  • Installation: 17%
  • Appliances and ventilation: 14%
  • Cabinetry and hardware: 29%
  • Countertops: 10%
  • Lighting: 5%
  • Flooring: 7%
  • Doors and windows: 4%
  • Walls and ceilings: 5%
  • Faucets and plumbing: 4%
  • Other: 1%

 

The differences are obvious. With refinishing rather than replacing you are able to eliminate the cost of every category other than the category of cabinetry and hardware. You should also take into account the additional savings of an average of 75% in that cabinetry category. Another important food for thought is that even with paying these prices you probably have better built cabinetry in your current kitchen than you would have after a remodel.

What is the difference between refinishing and refacing?

A Refinishing process is when you are using the cabinetry that you already have installed and removing or fixing the previous clear-coat and stain. Many processes can be included under the name refinishing. It could be anything from taking your damaged cabinets back to the original color while repairing all of the damage, to changing the color of the cabinets to a more updated color or painting the cabinetry from a stain to a paint. The basic requirements to qualify something as being refinished is using the currently installed cabinetry without replacing the doors or installing new veneers. Refacing is the practice of replacing the doors & drawers and installing a veneer or new piece of wood over the backgrounds. Both processes have their place in the market. However, if you like the shape of your doors there is no benefit to the refacing process over a refinishing process. Our processes are typically 50-90% less than refacing.