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Refinishing v. Refacing

You’ve been thinking about making some changes to your kitchen. Your mind may go straight to the cabinets, but you don’t want to buy a whole new set. Refacing or refinishing your cabinets is an excellent way to achieve the aesthetic you want by brightening up your existing cabinets.

Refinishing or refacing your cabinets is the best way to change or update your existing cabinetry. You get a new look, but your storage stays the same! Before tackling your cabinet refacing project in the South Hills, it’s important to know the differences between refacing and refinishing.


Normally done by a professional, refacing occurs when a cabinet door or drawer is refaced with a laminate or a wood veneer replacement material. You’re able to change the frames, side panels, and moldings to make sure the appearance is consistent. Refacing lets you brighten up your cabinet doors or drawers that may not be in the best condition. By updating your cabinets styles, wood, or color, your kitchen gets a whole new look!


If your cabinets are still in good condition but you want a transformation, refinishing may be the choice for you. First, you have to strip the cabinet door or drawer of the existing color by either sanding or using chemicals. Once you strip the cabinetry, you can then reapply new paint or stain. If your cabinets are laminate or Thermofoil, you should not refinish them as you cannot strip them, and the paint won’t stick to them.

Remember that it is easier to go lighter to darker than the other way around! This budget-friendly option allows you to buy a lot less material but still finish with an appealing new look.

When thinking about your cabinet refacing in the South Hills, contact Desirable Kitchen and Refacing in the South Hills to make sure all your needs are met. Serving all of 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 a form. You deserve the kitchen of your dreams!

James Zoppetti