So here we are in August with Summer vacation in full swing and Labor Day a distant but inevitable end to our season in the sun. While you might be going full tilt to make the most of our precious New England summer weekends, the team at RIHI suggests you take a quick look around the house to think about the next improvement project on your list. And like many homeowners, it would not be surprising that it would be your kitchen at it is the focal point of the home for so many homeowners.
Cabinets impact the overall look and feel of your kitchen as does the functionality so this is really a great place to start. If your cabinets are not meeting your needs or are just tired looking, there are a few options available. You can reface the cabinets, give them a fresh coat of paint, or replace the cabinets altogether. As with all home improvement projects, there are several factors to consider so he RIHI Team thought we’d provide you with information to help you decide what option best fits your needs.
Refacing is an excellent option when you don’t want to go through a total kitchen remodeling project. Whether you’ve got classic white, or darker wood cabinets, refacing can prevent you from having to tear up your entire kitchen and living on take out for days on end. A refacing project typically consists of replacing the cabinet doors with the new ones, along with the drawer fronts. Refacing is a great way to give your kitchen a fresh now look at a fraction of the cost of a full remodel.
Replacing your cabinets is a second option when the structural integrity your cabinets has deteriorated. Simply put, cabinets that are falling apart need to be replaced and you should only trust that job with an experienced contractor like RIHI. It’s an important project that requires experience and precision to ensure proper installation for years of performance. Typically, New England homeowners choose the replacement path when they’re doing a full remodel.
If your cabinets are still in great condition but look old and outdated, painting is a good option. Not only will you give your kitchen a fresh new look, but painting will also be a welcome option if you’re on a tighter budget. The team at RIHI suggests you make sure your cabinets are cleaned and you remove any chipped paint prior to beginning the project. Like any home improvement, if your budget allows, trusting a professional with this project is another option.