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Cabinet Refacing Costs: A Fraction of the Cost of New Cabinets

There are online sites that estimate furnishing a 10 foot by 10 foot kitchen with oak kitchen cabinets will cost just over $1,000. One-tenth of that can do quite a bit of resurfacing kitchen cabinets.

Custom Kitchen Look Without the Custom Kitchen Price

You can achieve a very polished, professional look by staining kitchen cabinets to the hue you want or by painting them. White kitchen cabinets and black kitchen cabinets are both classic looks that you can achieve with about $100 in paint and supplies.

Cabinet Refacing Costs Vary

A gallon of paint costs about $20 and can cover about 350 square feet. You will need more black paint to get a clean cover than you will white. You'll also need more paint if the wood is particularly dry. Use a primer to keep your paint from being soaked into the wood.

Stain costs more like $25-$30 per gallon, but a gallon of stain will cover 1,000 to 1,200 square feet.

How To Reface Kitchen Cabinets

First off, sand and strip the current finish to get down to the bare wood. Then choose a stain or paint that will help you achieve the custom kitchen look you want. Apply the paint or stain according to manufacturer's recommendations. If you choose to paint and you choose a dark color, buy a primer that is tinted to make your coverage easier.

Regardless whether you do it yourself or hire cabinet refacers, cabinet refacing costs fit with even a very slim budget. No matter how much you spend, the changes you make to update your kitchen and freshen up the cabinets will be noticeable and worth it.



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