Cabinets take up a large chunk of space in your bathrooms and kitchen. Not only are they practical for storage, but they play a huge role when it comes to your decor. So chances are if you’re undergoing a home (or commercial) renovation, chances are you’ve given a lot of thought to your cabinetry.

However, when you’re remodeling on a strict budget, tearing out your cabinets entirely and installing new ones can cost a large amount of money. Whether you’re trying to maximize your return on investment, or simply update the look and feel of your you, you want the most cost-effective solution possible.

In today’s post, we’re going to cover both cabinet refinishing and cabinet refacing to help you not only understand the difference between the two, but make the best decision based on your remodeling goals and budget.

Cabinet Refacing Does More Than Just Fix Shallow Cosmetic Issues

When you are refacing your cabinets, you are actually replacing the visible surfaces (when closed) of the cabinets. This means putting new material on face frames, toe kicks, and end panels. 

In contrast, refinishing is merely changing the color of the existing materials. While this is a more cost-friendly option, it doesn’t remove knicks, chips, dents, cuts, etc. in your cabinets. So make sure you take the condition of your cabinet into consideration when making your decision.

Cabinet Refacing Can Help You Retain A Traditional Wood Look

Since cabinet refinishing uses staining to refresh the look of your cabinets, it can be very difficult to match the stain to the exact same species and color of wood. This is especially true if you have oak cabinets where the grain often shows right through the paint. If you want a natural wood look, Affinity uses high-quality laminates that can match the look and feel of whatever wood you’re trying to imitate.

Another thing to keep in mind when refinishing is that you only have a limited amount of times that you can refinish a cabinet before the wood surface starts to get damaged, warping or dimpling during the continuous sanding and stripping processes.

Cabinet Refacing Can Reduce Work Time & Eliminates Fumes

At Affinity, we believe in respecting your time and getting the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. The cabinet refacing process, when done by a professional, usually takes less time than refinishing.

On top of that, you won’t have to deal with the fumes that come with refinishing products.

Choose Affinity For All Your Cabinet Refacing Needs

When it comes to cabinetry, Affinity Painting can take care of all your remodeling needs. While we trust that the information in this post was helpful, we understand that making the right decision can still be tough. That’s why we’re happy to provide you with a free consultation and estimate.

As a locally owned and operated business, we know what it means to take care of our customers. To experience the Affinity difference, simply contact us online to schedule an estimate. We look forward to meeting you!