Cabinet Refacing vs Painting – Which is Better? You Decide!

May 30, 2019 | Kitchen

Which is better Cabinet Refacing vs. Painting? You Decide!

In this article, we will explore the difference between cabinet refacing vs painting.

There’s never been a better time to remodel your kitchen or bathroom. With so many options in 2019, it’s important to weigh the value of each option. We can’t tell you exactly which one is right for you but we are going to show you the ins and outs of cabinet refacing and painting so you can decide.

Cabinet Refacing

We’ll start with cabinet refacing.

Cabinet refacing is an affordable solution for homeowners that gives them creative freedom over their kitchen or bath design. By keeping the structure and layout of your current bathroom or kitchen you’ll be saving more money then you’ll spend. With no extra expense in removing your cabinets, your kitchen cabinet refacing or bathroom cabinet refacing project will result in a much lower budget with virtually the same results.

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There are several steps to cabinet refacing:

  1. First is removing the cabinets and the drawer fronts, this allows us to reinforce your existing cabinet structures with long-lasting plywood
  2. Next step is planning and measuring. We need to make sure that we measure every detail of your drawers and cabinets so that there is a precise fit.
  3. Finally, you will choose your cabinet style as well as your hardware choices.  This includes hinges, drawer pulls and door pulls. Another option in cabinet refacing is choosing to replace your countertop. This can be a great way to completely renovate rejuvenate your kitchen.

There are so many design choices and combinations you can make when choosing your countertop, cabinet choices, finishes, and hardware.

While in some ways refacing your cabinets is similar to painting because you’re keeping the existing cabinets you end up with a better cabinet structure then you started with because we reinforce them.


Cabinet Painting

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If you’re trying to decide if you should paint your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, here’s a little overview of what to expect. You can expect similar results for bathroom cabinet painting as you can for kitchen cabinet painting. In order to get the best results, it’s always best to hire a professional painter to repaint your cabinets.

One of the first steps in painting your kitchen or bathroom cabinets is to remove the door and drawer fronts. Everything will need to be sanded down to the bare wood for optimal results. A primer will be painted on first and then several coats of the paint color. Lastly, a sealant coat would be applied this will allow for durability and make them easier clean.

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The project timeline for painting your kitchen, depending on climate could be longer than refacing. Because each coat needs to thoroughly dry before the next coat can be applied.

If you live in a humid climate, like Central Florida, it may take longer for project completion.  With cabinet painting, you can change hardware and countertops as well. Another advantage of paint is that you will have your choice of many different colors, matching decor will be easier.

You Decide!

The choice of refacing your kitchen cabinets or painting them is really up to you. There are pros and cons to both methods however the versatility and options with refacing are endless. In the end, we’re going to let you decide.

Please let us know what you do decide if you are interested in having JMT Cabinets assist you with a free estimate please call us at 407-476-0281

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