Kitchen Cabinets: Reface vs. Replace

There is a lot of information buzzing out there about refacing cabinets instead of replacing them when a kitchen remodel is in the horizon.

The main argument is that by refacing, money will be saved. So let’s take a look at the options.

Refacing your cabinets is basically replacing the doors and drawers, leaving the cabinet box as is, and sometimes refinishing the exterior. By downsizing the amount of new materials and labour involved, yes there will be some money saved. But is it worth it?

A refaced room means everything must stay where it is and you have no room to change the layout.

By replacing your existing cabinetry on the other hand, you can play around with your floor plan. Maybe moving a few cabinets around to change the look completely and making it more functional to your needs.

Also, if you are refacing old cabinetry in your home, consider this: Cabinetry over 20 years old will have inferior drawers, tracks, and hinges. This is true even for older expensive custom cabinets. Yes your cabinets will look better, but will they work well?

Also consider that refacing a kitchen with design and functionality issues and then proceeding to purchase expensive countertops, appliances, flooring, and fixtures will cost nearly as much as a new kitchen and leave an elephant in the middle of your renovated room.

Today’s Cabinetry has Revolutionized Renovations

In the last few years inexpensive well made cabinetry has become available at a fraction of the cost it once was. These less expensive cabinet lines use the top of the line drawer boxes, tracks, and hinges.

Bottom Line:

If you go to the expense of refacing and still end up with a nonfunctional kitchen, you’ve wasted your money.

If you are interested in exploring economical options for new kitchen cabinetry, the team at Today's Designer Kitchens specialize in  high quality low priced products that will give you a brand new functional kitchen inside and out.

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Not sure where to begin? We assist our customers in all steps of the renovation process including design, supply and installation.

Start the process with a FREE in-home consultation in the Niagara Region by contacting our team at: 905-641-2284 M-F 10 AM-5 PM, email us at info@todaysdesignerkitchens.ca .

We look forward to helping you make the sound decisions that will increase your home’s value and make it all that it can be!

Design Tips for Kitchen Cabinets

 

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The kitchen is the heart of any home and cabinets are the focal point of the kitchen!

The cabinet style and color establish the look of the entire kitchen space.  They also represent a large portion of your renovation budget, making them an important  consideration in the remodel process.

So, with that in mind here are some top tips from Today's Designer Kitchens to assist you in your cabinet selection:

Quality

Purchase good quality cabinets that will last over time with daily wear and tear.  Solid wood and High Density Fiberboard are two excellent choices that we offer and both ensure you will have great looking cabinets for years to come.

Function

How do you use your kitchen? The design of your kitchen cabinets should accommodate your cooking habits and needs.

Think about a design plan that will make it easy to reach all the areas of the kitchen you use most.  Cabinet designs can include handy pull-out drawers, trash pull outs, spice cabinets, wine racks and the list goes on.  So why not incorporate that into your plan as you design your new space?

Size

It is important to have sufficient space inside the kitchen so make sure not to overdo it and get too many cabinets that will limit your area. Measure your kitchen carefully, and make sure your kitchen cabinets go in accordance with the dimensions of the room.

Consider tall cabinets only if you have high ceilings and even think about the counter tops colors and the visual impact of the designs.  Too busy can sometimes make a room feel small.

Storage Space

The perfect kitchen cabinets design should be functional with lots of storage nooks that use all the space wisely.

For example, you can utilize dead corners with Blind corners cabinets or Lazy Susan cabinets to give life to these hidden, unused places. Also, utilize your drawers to its fullest potentials by separating and dividing it into compartments. This will create more space and keep your drawers organized.

Cabinet Handles

When selecting handles, knobs and hinges make sure they are good quality and can stand up to the continuous opening and closing motion.  Good quality will also look better over time.

Glass

You can opt for glass cabinets in certain spaces just to make a beautiful contrast and create an airy and open feeling in the place. Glass cabinets can also make a  beautiful display area where you place all your unique items.

In conclusion, remember that choosing the right kitchen cabinets take time, effort and money, so take your time, study the available options, figure out your needs and then establish the styles that you like that will blend in well with your home’s decor.

For total peace of mind, consider hiring a full service design, supply and install company like Today's Designer Kitchens.  We are experts in all kitchen projects in all price points!

Start the process with a FREE IN HOME CONSULTATION today in the Niagara Region.  Call: 905-641-2284, email us at info@todaysdesignerkitchens.ca

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