Over time, your home’s cabinets accumulate dirt and grime from their constant exposure to the grease, oil, and moisture in the air. They also take on scuff marks, water damage, and faded wood tones that can make them look dull, flat, and lifeless. This can detract from your kitchen’s overall appearance and affect the overall feel of your home. NHance’s cabinet renewal process is the perfect solution for restoring the timeless elegance that your home’s cabinets deserve.
Whether you are remodeling your entire kitchen or just need to update your cabinets, choosing the right renovation approach is critical. Two popular options are cabinet refacing and refinishing. The former involves removing your cabinets’ doors and replacing them with new ones while the latter consists of sanding down the existing cabinets and revitalizing them with a fresh coat of paint or stain. Both options offer distinct advantages, but it’s important to understand which option is best for you and your family’s needs.
Cabinet refinishing is an affordable alternative to both refacing and replacement. It’s a lot cheaper than purchasing brand new cabinets, and it can add years back to the lifespan of your existing cabinetry. A professional cabinet refinishing job can restore your cabinets to their original glory for about a third of the cost of refacing and a fifth of the cost of replacing them.
Traditional Refinishing Methods Cause Unattractive Odors
The process of refinishing your cabinets generates a tremendous amount of airborne wood dust that can be difficult to contain and clean up. This dust can linger in your home for months or even years after the work is done, and it can cling to your clothing, get into your food, and make you and your loved ones sick. Additionally, the toxic fumes that are used during a typical refinishing job can also produce unbearable and lingering odors in your home. These odors can cling to your clothes and irritate your nose, throat, and lungs.
Refinishing Your Cabinets Can Cause Warped Doors
While you can save money by refinishing your cabinetry rather than replacing them, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of this option. Refinishing can leave your doors susceptible to warping, especially if they are made from solid wood. This is caused by the natural “breathing” of the wood, which can cause it to expand and contract with changing temperatures and humidity levels. Over time, this can cause the wood to warp and crack.
While you can avoid this problem by choosing a high-quality stain, it’s also important to clean your cabinets regularly to keep them looking good. Dust and messes can easily show up on painted surfaces, and depending on the color of your paint, it may be more difficult to remove stains from them.