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Should I Refinish or Replace my Kitchen Cabinets?

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So your kitchen is in need of a remodel. Depending on the shape your cabinets are in, you might be able to save some money on this particular home project by simply refinishing them rather than replacing them. Here are some things to consider when deciding which is best for your kitchen:

Your Budget

It isn’t uncommon for new cabinets to take up almost 50% of your kitchen remodeling budget. Refinishing is a more cost-effective option that can provide you with a higher spending allowance on the areas of your kitchen that require more costly renovations. Alternatively, if you have an open-ended budget, why not replace them? Brand new cabinetry can make your kitchen feel like an entirely new living space!

Your Schedule

It’s always best to make a plan before you begin a remodel. Ask yourself how much time you are willing to allow for kitchen renovations. Do you have to complete the kitchen by a certain date, or are you flexible with the time frame? The kitchen is one of the most commonly used and occupied spaces in the home. When it’s necessary for remodels in this space to be completed as quickly as possible, refinishing your cabinets can be a big time-saver. In this case, your kitchen stays functional while the work is being completed!

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The State of Your Existing Cabinets

A big part of your decision to either refinish or remodel your kitchen cabinets should depend on the shape your current cabinets are in. If the cabinets were improperly installed to begin with and have functionality issues, it’s almost always best to replace them. However, if your cabinets function well and your only true concern is from a cosmetic standpoint, you can easily get away with refinishing/repainting cabinet fronts or installing new wood or laminate veneers.

What’s Going Inside?

Whether you’re revamping your old cabinets or installing new ones, don’t forget about their interiors! Sometimes you can get away with adding or removing shelves here and there to help accommodate the items you’re storing. If you’d prefer to expand upon the amount of cabinet space you have, replacing smaller cabinets with larger ones might be a better idea for your remodel.

Looking to renovate your kitchen but still having trouble deciding what to with your existing cabinets? The professionals at Genesis Flooring America are here to help! We have over 100 years combined experience in the trade and are proud to provide friendly and honest help with all of your remodeling needs. Contact us or come visit us at our showroom in Eldersburg, Maryland today!


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