“At CCFF, our refinishing process is unparalleled. We take the necessary steps to ensure a high quality, long-lasting, factory-smooth finish. There are no short-cuts with CCFF.”
– Jenna Hill, CCFF owner
Cabinet Refinishing is taking your existing doors, drawers and cabinet boxes and either staining or painting them depending upon cabinet material. Refinishing requires extensive prep work (cleaning, sanding, priming, sanding again, painting and protective topcoat) whether you want your cabinets painted or stained a darker color.
Cabinet Refacing means replacing all of your doors and drawer fronts with with MDF/Laminate or Wood. Using your existing cabinet boxes, a laminate (plastic) veneer will be wrapped over the face frames and side panels. This veneer will mimic what material you choose for your doors and drawer fronts.
However, there are some things to consider before you decide to reface. Veneer not only looks like plastic – it is plastic. And over time, it is susceptible to peeling. Veneer is especially vulnerable to moisture (sink area cabinets) as well as heat (oven cabinets, etc.) Over time, your cabinet face frames can buckle and bubble. Additionally, the inside of your cabinets are left in their original state.
A typical kitchen refacing job starts at about $10,000. Refinishing versus refacing will generally save you at least $5000 depending on type of doors and the condition of the cabinets.
With all that being said, CCFF can certainly replace your existing doors and drawer fronts. But the premise of our business is to refinish what you have. The only circumstances in which we would replace your doors and drawer fronts is if the doors were beyond repair OR if you as our customer wanted a different style of door. But the main difference between CCFF and refacing companies is that we would “refinish” your cabinet boxes/face frames – NOT apply any type of plastic veneer.
Refinishing is clearly the most economical way to update your kitchen cabinets. Please feel free to call CCFF if you have any questions or need additional information in order to decide what is best for you.
Click on the following links for more info: Refinish vs Paint and Refinish vs Replace