Refacing vs Painting Cupboard Doors & Drawers
Refacing cupboards is an option to consider as it's less expensive to buying new cabinetry. However, in most cases refacing is completely unnecessary, especially if it's the colour you wish the change. Refacing an average sized kitchen starts around $8000 CDN which is substantially more than kitchen cabinet painting. Refacing costs increases with solid wood or custom coloured cabinets.
Before you go the the expense of refacing or buying new kitchen cabinets, you may want to consider painting them.
The average cost to paint most mid sized kitchens is usually 30% less than cabinet refacing. If you like the layout of your kitchen, if the cabinet doors and drawers are well built but yellowed, dark or dated looking, then a fresh coat of paint will transform any kitchen into amazing.
Professionally painted cabinets are often better quality paint compared to what we are now seeing in box stores like Home Depot, Lowes etc. In fact, we are now refinishing lacquered Pre- or post-catalyzed lacquer cabinets that are only a few years old.