Most kitchen remodeling solutions don’t fall into the category of cost-efficient and eco-friendly. Sometimes, you have to sacrifice quality or pay more to get the right eco-friendly solution. However, with cabinet refacing, you get the best of both worlds.
Why is Cabinet Refacing Eco-Friendly?
Cabinet refacing is one of the most eco-friendly options for your kitchen remodel. When you reface the cabinets, you only replace the doors and drawers, while the boxes remain. This gives you the look and feel of something new without ripping out the entire cabinet.
When done correctly, the cabinets will actually become reinforced and look like they are brand new. The refacing should also include new hinges, drawer pulls, molding, and door knobs. Since you will be using the original cabinet boxes, you’re recycling, which is eco-friendly.
When you reuse the cabinet boxes, you will avoid adding to the already over-crowded landfills of waste in the world. You’ll also keep many trees from needing to be cut down to create new cabinets for your kitchen. In addition, you’ll help to reduce harmful emissions, from the fuel needed to make the cabinet boxes and other materials.
In addition, you will be saving the labor of the people doing the remodel. They won’t have to rip out the cabinet boxes or install new ones, which can take several days or even weeks. It also won’t be necessary for anybody to design the cabinets for you.
Cost Less than New Cabinets
New cabinets are expensive, especially if you opt for good, semi-custom or custom cabinets. However, refacing is only a fraction of the cost. You will pay far less for the cabinets to look new than you will to replace them.
Often, when you remodel the kitchen, you have a budget and it can be a bit tight. Cabinet refacing can help you allocate more of that budget in other areas. Since it will cost a fraction of new cabinets, you can use the money to upgrade your fixtures or countertops.
With less labor needed to reface the cabinets compared to ripping out old and replacing with new, you’ll save even more. The contractor you hire won’t need to spend days or weeks dealing with cabinets. They can simply remove the doors and drawers, replace them and move on to the next project.
Before you make your final decision, make sure you speak with a skilled remodeling contractor. They can show you exactly why cabinet refacing is a great choice to save money and the environment.