What your kitchen looks like will play a major role in how fast you sell your home. An experienced real estate agent will tell you that the kitchen is the first room a potential buyer will look at when they are investigating your home, either online or during a showing. Photo Credit: Gem Cabinets Kitchen renovations also have a very high return on investment compared to other home renovations. According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report for 2016, a minor kitchen remodel will recoup over 83 per cent of its initial cost. That means that if you spend $20,000 on a kitchen renovation, you can expect the resale value of your home to increase by nearly $17,000. You don’t have to spend that kind of money to fix up the kitchen, boost your resale value and your selling power. If your cabinets are in good shape and just need some aesthetic upgrading, you can save a bundle with cabinet refacing and still reap the resale benefits of a renovated kitchen.
What is Cabinet Refacing?Cabinet refacing is when you keep your original cabinet boxes but replace your cabinet doors, drawer fronts and any exposed faces of your cabinets. Since you keep your existing cabinet boxes and don’t have to completely remodel the layout of your kitchen, you’ll save yourself the major expense of buying new cabinetry and the labour of costly installation. There are companies that can help you with cabinet refacing in Edmonton. They will offer expert advice and everything you would need to reface your cabinets including doors, drawer fronts, vaneer or laminate panels, hardware and other accessories. You can change the style, colour and even the material of your cabinet faces.
How to Reface Your Kitchen CabinetsWhether you decide to install kitchen cabinets or reface your kitchen cabinets, an avid do-it-yourself could save themselves the cost of installation by tackling the project themselves. Here are some simple steps for DIY cabinet refacing:
- Remove all existing doors, drawer fronts and hinges.
- Clean and prepare cabinet surfaces.
- Apply the laminate, vinyl or vaneer panels to all visible exteriors of the cabinets.
- Trim the coverings.
- Install new hinges, doors and drawer fronts.
- Install new hardware, moulding or other accessories you might choose