Tips & Advice
How long do refaced cabinets last?
Under normal use and with proper care, refaced cabinets can last decades. Heavy usage, humidity, ventilation, and labor and product quality can all affect the life expectancy of your cabinets.
How long does it take to reface cabinets?
For standard kitchens and jobs, cabinet refacing should take no more than two to four days. One upside is that you can usually still use your kitchen during this process. If you have a home with massive kitchen cabinetry, you might be looking at a lengthy job.
Laminate paint, designed specifically to cover laminate cabinets, is a popular resurfacing method and can be a great DIY project. Usually the process consists of sanding, using a primer coat, and then applying the laminate paint coat to the cabinets to give them a whole new look. It’s a cost-effective alternative to replacement.
What is cabinet resurfacing?
Cabinet resurfacing is the same as refacing. It is essentially about giving your cabinets a new look, texture, or style without gutting or replacing them. Resurfacing is the process of laying wood veneers or laminate rigid thermofoils (RTFs) on the surface of the existing cabinets to change and enhance the look of your entire kitchen.
Can laminate kitchen cabinets be refaced?
Laminate cabinets can absolutely be refaced and, if you are handy and daring, it can be a fun, rewarding, and cost-effective DIY project. Refacing is also a much less expensive e alternative to replacing cabinets. Prices will depend on the type and quality of materials you choose.
How much does it cost to reface cabinets?
For a typical 10-by-12-foot kitchen, you can expect cabinet refacing costs cost from $1,000-$3,000 for laminate cabinets. Prices climb to $2,500- $6,000 if you want to use real wood veneer. Prices go higher for higher-quality materials and larger jobs, as well as labor cost and market variations. The national spending average for cabinet refacing is $4,100-$9,100, so understand the variables for your project and get competing quotes.