Cabinet Refacing Creates Sellable Kitchens

There is no doubt that the state of your kitchen will play a key role in how fast you will sell your home. An updated kitchen is one of the first things a home buyer will investigate when looking at your home. You might not be keen on investing in a major kitchen renovation to sell your home, but if your cabinets are in good shape and just need some aesthetic upgrading you could consider cabinet refacing. Edmonton homeowners can give their kitchen a whole new, attractive look using this more affordable method.

Photo credit: Elite Kitchens Inc.

What is cabinet refacing?

Cabinet refacing is when you replace your cabinet door and drawer fronts as well as the veneer or laminate on the exterior of your cabinet boxes. Since you keep your existing cabinet boxes and the layout of your kitchen, you’ll avoid the inconveniences and the major expense of a total cabinet replacement. You can change the style, colour and event the material of your cabinet faces. This upgrade can include replacing light valances, crown moulding, door knobs and replacing your cabinet’s hinges. It’s the most affordable way to change the look of your kitchen in order to attract home buyers and get a noticeable return on your investment.

There are companies that will reface cabinets in Edmonton and have a wide selection of cabinet doors, cabinet components, hardware and other accessories. They will also offer professional installation of your new cabinet doors and drawer fronts and since they’re not replacing the entire kitchen, the installation process is usually very quick compared to other renovations. You can also choose to purchase new door and drawer fronts from a cabinet refacing company or local building supply store and install them yourself.

DIY Cabinet Refacing

  1. Remove all existing doors, drawer fronts and hinges.
  2. Clean and prepare cabinet surfaces.
  3. Apply the laminate, vinyl or matching to all visible exteriors of the cabinets. These materials can be found through your Edmonton cabinet refacing company.
  4. Trim the coverings
  5. Install new hinges, doors and drawer fronts.
  6. Install new hardware, moulding or other accessories you might choose.

Find these DIY cabinet refacing instructions with images here.

Sell faster and for a better price.

Cabinet refacing will give an instant impact on the value of your home. A lot rides on the state of your kitchen and you want to make sure you have the best cabinets! Edmonton home buyers might overlook the potential of your entire property if they are turned off by your kitchen and bathroom. Most are looking for a move-in ready home and cabinet refacing is an inexpensive way to offer the brand-new kitchen they’re looking for. 



Diane Cameron

Diane Cameron

CENTURY 21 All Stars Realty Ltd.
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