Learning about Home Remodels
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Learning about Home Remodels

Hi there, my name is Jeb Boston. Welcome to my site about home remodels. As a young boy, I was always vying to have my room remodeled to match the latest trends. I wanted to pick out new paint schemes and flooring options to match my current interests. My parents were reluctant, but agreed as long as I helped do the work. As a result, I learned a lot about the tools and techniques used by remodeling contractors. I will use this site to share information about home remodels that you can perform on your own. I will also discuss the jobs better left to the professionals. I hope you will visit my site often to learn more. Thanks for visiting.


Learning about Home Remodels

2 Advantages Of Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets Instead Of Replacing Them

Vanessa Graham

If you feel that your kitchen has a dated look, you may be thinking about giving the space a facelift by replacing your kitchen cabinets. However, instead of having new ones installed, consider the advantages of having them refaced instead. 

1.  Refacing Takes Less Time than Installing New Cabinets

When you have new cabinets installed, the entire process can take a lot of time as well as create a huge mess. The contractor has to tear out the old cabinets before any installation steps can be taken. Then, measurements have to be made and the correctly sized cabinets need to be ordered before the crew can even start installing them. This process can sometimes take a few weeks to complete.

However, when you have your kitchen cabinets refaced, the time that it takes to give your cabinets a new look is cut down dramatically. Many times, it takes only a few days to complete the entire process, including removal of the old pieces, measuring, and installation. Because only the doors and hardware are replaced, there is also only a really small mess that you have to deal with and clean up afterward.

2.  Refacing Cabinets Is Friendlier to the Environment

Another benefit of refacing your kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them with entirely new ones is that the former is friendlier to the environment. The material from which cabinets are made often contains formaldehyde, a chemical that is toxic to plants and can contaminate groundwater.

As the cabinets degrade in landfills, this chemical is slowly released. And, along with releasing toxic chemicals, replacing cabinets also requires that more trees be killed for the material. 

However, when you reface the cabinets, there are fewer materials that end up in landfills. And, if the doors are refurbished, they may get a second use, which helps to eliminate the waste further.

Since the doors do not end up in the landfills in massive quantities, there is less formaldehyde that is released. And, if the doors are recycled, fewer trees have to be destroyed to create new doors, leaving a lesser impact on the environment. 

When you are tired of your current kitchen cabinets, having them refaced can change and improve their appearance without taking a lot of time or adversely affecting the environment. If you are ready to learn more, contact a remodeling contractor like 180Kitchens who offers cabinet refacing services to discuss your options.