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Can I Just Replace the Doors on my Cabinets?

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Can I Just Replace the Doors on my Cabinets?

Almost everyone wants their kitchen to get a face-lift. However, redoing an entire kitchen can be a daunting task. For many people, kitchen cabinet refacing is the way to go. Refacing is far cheaper than a full remodel, but you still get a professional quality kitchen update. But for some, refacing cabinets can be nearly too much. But what other option is there if you don’t want to majorly change your kitchen?  Can I just replace the doors on my cabinets? We’ll answer all of your questions, so you can get the kitchen that’s perfect for you.

What is Re-dooring?

Re-dooring is very similar to kitchen cabinet refacing, which you can read more about here. While it’s technically a style of refacing, re-dooring is a far less involved process than traditional cabinet refacing is. Re-dooring simply replaces your cabinet doors with brand new, high-quality, Duracore cabinet doors. These doors are heat and water-resistant, making them perfect for the kitchen. You may be thinking that new cabinet doors may stand out against the current cabinets in the kitchen. Luckily, Redo Cabinets can provide you with a color match to your new cabinet doors. That way, you can go to any Sherman Williams store and get the perfect paint to make the cabinet shells match the new doors.

What are the Pros and Cons of Re-dooring?

Like anything, re-dooring isn’t perfect. However, it does have many merits that keep it as a valuable option for any homeowner. The biggest benefit to re-dooring is the price point. Re-dooring is cheaper than cabinet refacing, and far cheaper than a whole remodel. It’s quick and easy, which combined with its price makes it perfect if you need to update the kitchen before you sell the house.

The downsides to re-dooring are pretty simple. Re-dooring can give your kitchen a fresh look but finding the exact color contrast to match new doors and drawers may be difficult. Refacing typically includes adding new wooden veneer to the cabinet shells. The veneer is chosen to match the doors, and just painting the old shells may make the color look slightly off. Re-dooring is best for cabinet doors that are solid colors, any woodgrain or specialty cabinet designs may not match the shells very well. If you simply replace the cabinet doors it also is typically a band-aid fix. Older cabinets can have outdated hardware and replacing the hardware can go a long way to making the kitchen feel modernized.

What’s Right for Me?

Re-dooring your kitchen is a great idea if you’re trying to update the kitchen’s look and spend little money, while still getting good quality cabinet doors. However, if you’re trying to update your kitchen’s look and feel so you’ll have the kitchen you’ve been dreaming of, consider cabinet refacing instead.

If you’re looking into cabinet refacing in Chicagoland, Contact Redo Cabinets. We’ll give you a free quote for your kitchen. Our cabinet refacing experts are unmatched in the industry. We offer many styles and colors so you can make your kitchen one of your dreams. Our add-ons can help you round out your vision for your perfect kitchen. Make sure to refer to our cabinet refacing specials to see our latest deals!

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