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Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet Refacing Costs

Cost estimates for Cabinet Refacing

According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, refacing the cabinets in the average kitchen begins around $1,000 - $3,000 for plastic laminates or rigid thermofoil and $2,500 - $6,000 for real wood veneer. Costs can go upwards of $9,000 or more, for a large project with a high grade wood veneer. When a do-it-yourselfer decides to reface cabinets, materials by themselves cost about $200-$500. Tools like rollers, blades and irons can add $50 or more to a project.

The least expensive Cabinet Refacing veneer option

The least expensive veneer option is going to be RFT (rigid thermofoil). RFT is extremely durable, easy to clean and available in multiple styles to help you create the look of a painted surface or wood. Plastic laminates are going to be slightly more expensive, more color options but aren't as durable as RFT. Wood veneers are most expensive, usually costing 25 percent more than laminates.

When looking at the cost of refacing versus replacing, the difference is astonishing. Rather than spending $25,000 to $30,000 to replace the kitchen cabinets, consider a simpler, less expensive and far less intense solution in refacing. Total average costs comparison is $9,000 -$10,000 for cabinet refacing to that of $25,000 to $30,000 for cabinet replacement.