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The Real Remodel Cost and Cost of Refacing Kitchen Cabinets

June 5, 2013
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The Real Remodel Cost and Cost of Refacing Kitchen Cabinets

Homeowners often get caught in the refacing hype when shopping options for their kitchen cabinets. Typically presented as an economical and cost-effective alternative to installing new cabinets, the remodel cost savings aren't nearly as significant as you'd think.

On average, refacing existing kitchen cabinets adds up to 70-80% of the cost of brand-new cabinets. We've seen this play out in various remodel cost breakdowns over the years in numerous project comparisons -- and the fact is, you're just not saving as much by refinishing existing cabinets vs. installing new. The average kitchen remodel should range between 30k and 50k. Of course a lot can go into a remodel but this is an average.

The obvious benefit to installing new cabinets is the ability to customize features and layout to your current lifestyle and needs or to those of prospective buyers. Remember -- refacing uses the existing placement and configuration, but freshens up the look with new doors and hardware.

Refacing can still be a viable alternative to new installation, but you need to carefully consider the real cost -- design inflexibility and changes to lifestyle -- beyond the sticker price.

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The workers are quick and efficient. They got the work done earlier than expected and did a good job cleaning up the work site afterwards. I am quite pleased with the end result.
Kay
I was so pleased from start to finish! Love my updated kitchen. All the people associated with my kitchen renovation were great and so professional! Thank you!!
Linda
We at Harrisburg Kitchen & Bath are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and we are taking the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of our employees, our current customers, and the community at large.
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