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Pittsburgh Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

You may be in the middle of a kitchen makeover or tired of looking at the same kitchen design. One way to revitalize your kitchen is through your cabinets. If you want to save money and not fully replace your kitchen cabinets, you have options available to you. Refacing and painting your cabinets are two of them.


Both have pros and cons, and you must consider which option is better for your existing cabinetry. Your new look must fit with the condition and style of your cabinets.

What is Refacing?

Refacing is one way to give your cabinets a facelift. The framework remains the same, but the front-facing hardware is replaced. While the frames and shelves stay the same, your cabinet gets new doors, handles, fixtures, and hinges.
If you are opting for a different color scheme than your old cabinets, you might use a wood veneer to change the color of the old cabinet’s framework. This way it matches the new cabinets. It gives the illusion of brand-new cabinets when the framework remains the same.
You should reface your cabinets when you are happy with the kitchen layout and existing storage space but want a subtle remodel. You can simply replace the parts of the cabinet people can see.
When you choose kitchen cabinet refacing, Pittsburgh’s Desirable Kitchen and Refacing offers refacing services at a price you will love.

Kitchen Cabinet Door Painting

Cabinet painting occurs when you repaint your cabinets. Though this may sound like a simple option, painted cabinet boxes can peel, flake, or fade. This is the case if you clean your cabinets frequently.
Painted cabinets do freshen up your kitchen. It also saves face frames, base cabinets, and cabinet boxes from water damage.
It is recommended to have a professional paint your cabinets. Even though it may look easy, it is easy to have splotches or streaks. Painting around the hinges and door handles is intricate and may result in drips of spray paint. You will also want to avoid getting paint on your countertops and other kitchen appliances.
It is also worth noting painting cabinets with a veneer on them does not last; painting should be done on solid wood cabinets.

Will Painted Kitchen Cabinets Last?

The life expectancy of your painted cabinets depends on who does it. If you paint them yourself, the finished result may last a bit before it begins to need maintenance, but is that worth the gamble? Additionally, the imperfections from inexperience may bother you in the long run. On the other hand, if you have a professional paint your cabinets, they will need maintenance from time to time but will last 8-15 years.
Refaced cabinets do have a longer life expectancy overall and have a better look to them overall. That is why Pittsburgh Desirable Kitchens and Refacing has devoted our time and energy to refacing, and leave the painting to other businesses.

Painting vs. Refacing

When to Paint:

  • You want to keep the internal shelves and frames.
  • The doors are in good shape and made of solid wood.
  • You want to freshen up the color scheme, but otherwise, the kitchen is good.
  • You hope to maintain the same style and feel of your kitchen.

When to Reface:

  • You want to keep the internal shelves and frames.
  • You want new cabinet doors, or they are in bad shape.
  • You desire a more drastic aesthetic shift in your kitchen.
  • You hope to add value to your home.
  • You want the illusion of new cabinets without buying new cabinets.

Overall, painting may seem like the easier option, but refacing is more cost-effective and produced a better result. Cabinet refacing also adds value to your home. If you are content with the layout and condition of your existing cabinets, refacing is the way to go.

For your kitchen cabinet refacing, Pittsburgh’s Desirable Kitchen and Refacing will make sure all your needs are met. Serving all Western Pennsylvania, Desirable Kitchen and Refacing will make sure you are satisfied with your kitchen makeover.

Call Desirable Kitchen and Refacing at 412-515-0582 or fill out the form on our website. You deserve the kitchen of your dreams!

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