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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Cost - Too much?

Asked by Finleyville Question, Finleyville, PA Sun Nov 18, 2012

I'm considering cabinet refacing in lieu of a complete kitchen remodel. I've been quoted $13,000.00 to reface my existing cabinets as well as construct a matching pantry. I have a small home, and a roughly 10 x 12 ft kitchen. Is this a wise investment in my area? Or is this too much to spend? Note, I have a 3 bed, 1 bath ranch home and paid roughly 110K this year. The flooring and all lighting would still need to be done and no appliances or electrical/plumbing work are included.

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I can't really tell if that is a fair price for cabinet refacing. The cost will vary by location and the size of your cabinets. It can't hurt to get a second or third opinion. I would get a couple more quotes to make sure that you are not overpaying.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 1, 2014
Refacing is a pretty large price, but a remodel would be higher. If money is the only issue this would be the better route to go. If you want things done as well as they can be you should probably go with a remodel. It really depends on what is most important to you. I hope you get everything figured out, good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 4, 2014
Beautiful work can be done just by refinishing. It is a lot more cost effective because you don't need to buy new wood. But you need to make sure you do your research on the company you choose to do it. If done incorrectly it can have a reverse effect in your kitchen.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 19, 2014
I did Kitchens for a living a few years ago:
It really bothers me when someone refinished the doors on the old cabinets; like running your finger nails down a brackboard, continuously!
$13,000 sounds like too much too; there are decend cabinets out there for that much.
Whether you stay or sell, you should get your money back.
Call some local Kitchen designers and get some quotes, look at the displays, you should be able to do this.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 19, 2012
A lot of people have already said it, but I also think you should buy new cabinets. That price is too expensive for something that won't make you money. That said, I still think it's a good idea to invest in the kitchen. That's one of the fastest ways to raise a home's value. |
Flag Tue Jan 6, 2015
I would much rather buy new cabinets instead of refacing them. Depending on your budget and what you are looking to install, there are plenty of affordable companies. I hope you find what you're looking for!
Flag Thu Oct 23, 2014
If you are considering selling in the next several years then this is a loosing deal. Gutting that size kitchen and coming back new will cost less and loose you less money. If you are looking to sell in the next year send a couple of pics and I can give you money making ideas. It is hard to make recommendations unseen but what you describes in the best circumstance will be a large loss.
Benny Smith 412-498-7868
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 19, 2012
It really does depend on when the selling window might be. I think that giving a spruce up to a kitchen is a great idea, but not is the investment won't be returned. This is the kind of project that you might be able to do yourself, if you have the time. There is also the option of talking to people that work with cabinets and get a few more quotes.
Flag Mon Nov 17, 2014
Thank you for your advice. I am renovating my kitchen, and was going to resurface my cabinets. Now, I think I should just redo everything. I am hiring a kitchen designer and going the whole nine yards.
Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014
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