As 2018 comes to a close, now is a good time to brainstorm next year’s home renovation projects. Whether you’ve been in your current home for a year or a decade, you obviously want to only take on projects that provide the most bang for your buck.
Kitchen remodels remain a popular choice among homeowners. Where people get into financial trouble, though, is failing to realize the exorbitant costs of cabinet work. Keep reading as we discuss the cost to replace kitchen cabinets and what you can do to avoid shelling out potentially thousands of dollars on cabinetry.
Maybe your cabinets have become worn down, scratched, or damaged through the years. So you think to yourself, “I think cabinet replacement is the best way to go.” But then when you go to your local home improvement store, you see that kitchen cabinets start at about $1,000.
Of course, should you go the replacement route, you also need to account for contractor costs. A professional might require more than one full day depending on the size of your kitchen. Keep in mind that even the most experienced cabinetry experts need another day or two for the finishing work.
Here’s the deal: If you want high-quality cabinets installed by a seasoned, licensed professional, you should expect to spend about $5,000. That’s some serious cash that not many homeowners have available for renovation projects. Fortunately, though, there are several inexpensive options worth considering as an alternative to replacement.
If your cabinets are still in good shape and you simply want a new look, refinishing is the way to go. Those wanting to tackle this project on their own should expect to spend about $75 on a refinishing kit. You can feel at ease knowing these products offer a professional-grade finish without the sanding or fumes from traditional stain.
Cabinet refinishing shouldn’t be performed by just anyone, though. If you feel at all uneasy prior to starting, your best bet is to contact a professional. The last thing you want to do is cause damage that will be costly to repair down the road.
Think of this as the option between replacement and refinishing in terms of cost. Cabinet refacing professionals are not only well-versed in ozone treatments and extensive sanding, but they can easily fill cracks using multiple coats of stain. Typically, refacing is the recommended option for damaged kitchen cabinets.
Homeowners can expect to spend anywhere from $800-$1,000 on the entire refacing process. As long as you do your homework and hire the right contractor, you won’t be disappointed.
An Easy Way to Protect Your Cabinets
As you can see, the cost of cabinet repair can skyrocket in a hurry. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a product that protected your investment? Well, you’re in luck.
The Cabinet Hero is a simple cover that slips over the top edge of your cabinet doors and drawer fronts to protect them from damage caused by everyday use. This cabinet door protector is FDA-approved, made in the USA, and comes backed by a money-back guarantee.
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