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Pros and Cons of Cabinet Refacing

What is cabinet refacing?  Cabinet refacing involves covering your existing kitchen cabinets with a thin veneer of plastic laminate or wood.  It allows you to keep your current kitchen intact, while completely transforming its appearance.

As with any home remodeling project, there are pros and cons to weigh when deciding what is best for you.  Desirable Kitchens & Refacing, located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA, specializes in cabinet refacing and advises on its pros and cons.



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Cost:  Cost is a huge contributing factor in deciding whether to reface your cabinets.  Typically cabinet refacing costs about half as much as installing new cabinets.  Depending on the type of refacing desired (


and the size of your kitchen), expect to pay anywhere from $1000 to $9,000+.  Prices increase as you go from laminate to real wood veneer to high-quality wood veneer.  Adding new hardware, such as pulls, knobs and hinges will seem like a minimal price to pay to finish off the appearance of a new kitchen.

Time:  With cabinet refacing, you can transform your dated kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams in just 3-5 days or less!  Cabinet refacing is a quick and simple process when hiring experienced professionals, such as Desirable Kitchens and Refacing.

Less Disruption:  Since kitchen refacing does not entail tearing out your current cabinets, there is less mess and disruption in your kitchen.  When your cabinets are being refaced, you are still able to use your kitchen without the hassles of a remodel project that could leave you without a kitchen for months.


Green:  Kitchen cabinet refacing is considered a green remodeling project since you are not adding cabinets to the landfill or cutting down trees to make new cabinets.




Unable to Fix Design Flaws:  If you are unhappy with the overall layout and design of your cabinets, refacing will not solve this problem.  Cabinet refacing is perfect for those that are happy with the current layout and only desire a surface change.

Cabinet Boxes & Interiors Remain:  The best results for cabinet refacing can only be achieved if your cabinet boxes are structurally sound and in good condition.  If your cabinets are damaged or warped, they will only get worse over time.  No amount of cabinet refacing will correct cabinets in poor condition.  Also, cabinet refacing does not include box interiors—they will remain the same, unless changed by you.

Cabinet Refacing in Pittsburgh and the Surrounding Areas

At Desirable Kitchens & Refacing, Pittsburgh’s team of cabinet refacing experts, we will work closely with you to determine the most cost-effective way to update your kitchen.  For years, we have been transforming kitchens in western PA with customers’ needs always first.  At Desirable Kitchens & Refacing, we have the right solution for every customer – every time!  For a free consultation or more information, call 412-515-0582 or visit