Kitchen renovation can be really costly, most people cant afford the price when they hear the quote from a renovation company. Now, the question is what to do if you still need to renovate your kitchen space but are tied up on budget?
The good news is there is a cheapest solution to make an old kitchen look new.
Taking off your old kitchen cabinet doors and repainting them or re-staining is the cheapest way, but it may not look as good as new doors and drawers.
Another option is refacing or changing doors and drawers completely. This way the kitchen will get the new and fresh look, will be beautiful and at the same time will not be as costly as ordering totally new custom build kitchen.
So, the logical question is what is price difference between refacing existing and ordering new kitchen? Refacing usually runs about 25 to 30 percent cheaper than a brand new kitchen. However, it can not be cheaper than that, because the boxes and shelves are the cheapest part of the kitchen (they stay the same during refacing) but refacing of doors and drawers is more labor intensive than a brand new kitchen.
Time-wise to order and prepare all material for refacing takes from 4 to 7 weeks average (with solid wood being the longest), and 1 to 3 full day work inside client`s house, depending on the size of the current kitchen.