In our first blog, we discussed the benefits of refacing your cabinets compared to replacing them. It’s cost-effective and saves time and effort for everyone involved. Also, you have several more options to choose from than simply replacing your cabinets. By choosing to have your cabinets refaced, you’re already being eco-friendly, but there’s more you can do. Here’s why refacing your cabinets is the most eco-friendly way to update your kitchen.
Why is refacing the best option?
The main reason refacing is the best option is because of how little material is used compared to fully replacing the cabinet. What ends up happening is about a ¼ of an inch of plywood is added to reinforce the surface. Because of this, it gives you the freedom to stain or paint this piece any color of your choosing. Replacing the cabinets doesn’t give you nearly as much freedom and could leave your kitchen or bathroom looking generic. It’ll be harder to have a style all your own. On top of that, you’ll have more freedom to add new hinges, drawer pulls, doorknobs, and molding that might not have looked good with the original cabinets.
How is refacing eco-friendly?
Because you’re not using nearly as much material to redo your cabinets, you end up spending a fraction of the cost. Less wood used and minimized waste means it’s much better for the environment. On top of that, the pieces that are used for the refacing can be reused when it’s time to update that space. It’s the perfect solution if you want to update your space, but be kind to the environment at the same time.
Are you interested in refacing your cabinets this upcoming season? Contact us at All Inclusive Kitchens for more information!