I started off in 1995 as a national cabinet refacing franchise, and I’ve been an authorized subcontractor for three different refacing companies in Pensacola and Destin. I am an expert in the field.
Here’s the truth: refacing is messier than replacing with new cabinets because of all the sanding and routering that takes place inside the home. Refacing takes just as long as replacing, and often takes longer depending on how many layers of paint you have to sand off. Cabinet refacing is often more expensive than replacing, depending on which company you call. Your 1st Choice will be a huge financial mistake. If you Reface It, you’ll be paying too much. Why trust a salesman? Find out for yourself. I give free estimates.
So is refacing ever appropriate? Yes. When you already have expensive granite counter tops, but later decide you hate your cabinets. Then your only practical choices are recoloring and refacing.
Cabinet Refacing and Cabinet Recoloring: Two More Useful Weapons in My Arsenal.
What’s the difference between refacing and recoloring? With cabinet refacing, you get brand new, pre-finished doors and drawer fronts and the existing cabinet boxes are covered with pre-finished matching wood. With recoloring, you get brand new doors and drawer fronts but those are sprayed with a conversion varnish paint, along with your existing cabinet boxes. Unlike refacing, recoloring actually is a lot cheaper than traditional remodeling and is the best option if you like painted cabinets. I spray the unfinished doors myself in my spray room with the same conversion varnish paints that Jim Bishop Cabinets, Inc. uses. Then I spray your cabinets on site. In my experience, this process saves my customers several thousands of dollars over a traditional remodeling. A typical remodeling job is ten to twelve thousand. A typical recoloring job with new doors is three to five thousand. Here are some pictures of a recoloring in progress. Click Here.