Cabinet Restyling FAQ

Cabinet Restyling

When updating the cabinetry in your kitchen or bathroom, you want to make sure that you choose upgrades that perfectly reflect your style and provide you with the functionality you need. Cabinet restyling, also known as cabinet refacing, often serves as an attractive option due to budget and timeline requirements, but how to you know whether this service will work for you? Fortunately, the team at Jacob Sunrooms, Exteriors & Baths has put together a handy list of frequently asked questions:

What is Cabinet Restyling?

Think of cabinet refacing as changing the outfit your cabinetry wears. When we reface cabinets, we preserve their major structural elements: the body, face frames, drawer boxes and (occasionally) shelving. We cover any visible elements with a veneer in your choice of color and finish. Then, we install new doors, drawer fronts, and hardware to change the look of your cabinetry.

What Is the Difference Between Cabinet Refacing and Refinishing?

A cabinet refinishing project involves applying paint or a new finish to every element of your existing cabinetry, including doors and drawer fronts. While this can impact the look of your kitchen, it won’t provide you with a dramatic style update like a cabinet restyling project will.

Is it Cheaper to Restyle or Replace Cabinets?

While the answer to this question depends on the type of cabinetry you purchase, most of the time cabinet refacing serves as the more budget-friendly option and provides greater value in the long run. Furthermore, by choosing to reface your cabinets, you will eliminate the risk of purchasing flimsy, sub-part cabinetry in order to stay within budget as cabinet restyling preserves the sturdiest parts of your existing units. You also won’t run the risk of purchasing flimsy, sub-par cabinetry in order to stay within budget, as cabinet restyling preserves the sturdiest parts of your existing units.

Is it Worth it to Restyle Cabinets?

For better or worse, your cabinetry serves as one of the most visible elements of your kitchen or bathroom. That means that outdated, damaged, or worn-out cabinetry can dramatically impact the look and feel of your space. Cabinet refacing can turn these eyesores into stylish assets, for a fraction of the budget and in a fraction of the time of a full-scale remodel.