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REFACE VS. PAINT VS. REPLACE

REFACING (CINCINNATI CABINET REFACING)

PROS:

- SOLID WOOD DOORS MADE BY THE AMISH 

- CROWN MOLDING AND TOE KICK ADDED 

- VENEER APPLIED TO CABINET BOXES 

- SOFT CLOSE HINGES 

- 1/2 TO 1/3 OF THE COST OF NEW CABINETRY 

- NO TEAR OUT REQUIRED

- HAS THE BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF THE 3 OPTIONS 

- LIFETIME WARRANTY ON CRAFTSMANSHIP 

- ABLE TO KEEP EXISTING COUNTERTOPS AND BACKSPLASH 

- QUICK PROCESS (BETWEEN 3-8 DAYS) 

- ABILITY TO RECYCLE OLD DOORS (AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT MDF)

- FULL OVERLAY 

CONS: 

MORE EXPENSIVE THAN PAINTING 

- CANNOT CHANGE ENTIRE LAYOUT (MINOR TWEAKS CAN BE MADE) 

PAINTING:

PROS: 

- NEW COLOR 

- NO TEAR OUT REQUIRED

- QUICK AND EASY PROCESS

- KEEP EXISTING COUNTERTOPS AND BACKSPLASH

- CHEAPEST OPTION OF THE THREE 

CONS: 

- CHIPS AND PEELS EASILY (CAREFUL WITH CLEANING PRODUCTS, KIDS AND PETS)

- GREASE BUILDS UP QUICKER AND MORE EASILY 

- DRIP MARKS CAN REMAIN ON CABINETS

- WEAR AND TEAR SHOWS AFTER 1-3 YEARS 

- DOOR STYLES REMAIN THE SAME 

- LEAST AMOUNT OF VALUE ADDED TO HOME OF THE 3 OPTIONS 

REPLACE (NEW CABINETS)

PROS:

- BRAND NEW CABINET BOXES 

- NEW DOORS AND DRAWERS

- NEW HARDWARE 

- NEW MOLDING 

- POSSIBILITY OF NEW LAYOUT 

- NEW HINGES, DRAWER BOXES AND GLIDES

CONS: 

- MOST EXPENSIVE OPTION 

- TEAR OUT REQUIRED

- LONG INSTALLATION AND PLANNING PROCESS

- CANNOT KEEP EXISTING COUNTERTOPS AND BACKSPLASH 

- MOST CABINETS ARE MADE FROM MDF 

- OLD MDF CABINETS CANNOT BE RECYCLED AND GO INTO A LANDFILL 

- HIGH COST MAKES IT HARDER TO RECOUP MONEY INVESTED