Replace or Reface Your Kitchen?
There are many reasons why you might want to replace your kitchen, but is having your entire kitchen torn out and replaced your only option? You may be able to save thousands of dollars simply by refacing your kitchen instead of replacing it.
What is Kitchen Refacing?
Refacing literally means “to replace or renew” a wall or other “face” of a structure. In the kitchen, refacing specifically applies to the doors, drawer fronts and exposed panels. It can also extend to all other visible surfaces, including kickboards and bench tops.
Should You Replace or Reface Your Kitchen?
Most people tend to think of refacing as a budget solution only. You know your kitchen needs a makeover, but you can’t afford a brand new kitchen, so you “compromise” and reface the doors and drawer fronts instead. However, there are good reasons to consider refacing your kitchen instead of replacing it, even if you can afford a new kitchen.
After getting quotes for a replacement kitchen, most of us often have to settle for less costly materials than we would have in our dream kitchen. We wanted a granite bench top, for example, but settled for a less expensive laminate top. We loved the look of solid timber doors, but they were outside our budget, so we chose wood grain vinyl instead.
Refacing instead of replacing your kitchen is a way to save money without compromising on materials, but it depends on the condition of your kitchen cabinets. Even after years of use, kitchen cabinets and cupboards are often still in good condition. The shelves may be worn and you may need new hinges and drawer runners, but these are replaceable.
Throwing out perfectly good cabinets and cupboards is a waste of money in a number of ways:
- You have to pay the cost of new cabinets.
- You will have to pay for the disposal of your old kitchen.
- You have to pay installation costs.
- A plumber and electrician will probably add to the cost of your new kitchen.
By some estimates, refacing a kitchen can save as much as 60% of the cost of a new kitchen and 40% is not uncommon. That money can more than pay for the timber doors you want and may even pay for that granite or engineered stone bench top you’ve been longing for.
A good joinery like Allkind Joinery Brisbane is big enough to supply you with a new kitchen at a competitive price and small enough to give you personalized service. They will come to your home, inspect your existing kitchen and help you decide whether your kitchen needs replacing or if refacing is a viable option for you. Whichever option you choose, a prestige joinery like Allkind Joinery will replace or reface your kitchen as economically as possible. When it comes time to fit your new kitchen or replace the components that need replacing, they will work quickly and efficiently, causing minimal disturbance to your daily life.
Check out the Timber Kitchens Gallery on the Allkind Joinery Brisbane website. One of those kitchens could be yours, for far less than you imagine.
Please call us toll free on 1800 757 949 with any questions you may have on timber joinery products, our friendly staff are always happy to help with any advice you need.