Of course, purchasing refacing also takes a lot less of your time and effort as the homeowner. You shop in the comfort of your own home and can see how various door styles and finishes complement your decor. And, your kitchen is always operational so you don’t have to eat out (unless you want to).
Apples to apples comparisons are difficult to gather but according to our competitive shopping and our many customers who comparison shop, refacing saves 40-60% of the cost of new cabinets installed depending on the quality of the new cabinets, expertise of the installers, and retail markup. That usually translates into thousands of dollars saved.
Ever hear the old saying; “kitchens and baths sell houses”. Well every year, Remodeling magazine (our industry “bible”) conducts Cost vs Value surveys for various home improvements. The results are published annually and are a good indication of what homeowners can expect as a “payback” for various improvements when they sell their home. Every year kitchen cabinet refacing was shown to cost half of what a remodel with new cabinets cost. And, while new cabinets usually showed around a 75% payback, refacing had the highest payback, typically over 95%, of any improvement year after year. (Recently, Remodeling magazine changed their comparison to a Minor vs a Major Remodel to blur the distinction between refacing and new cabinets. Could it be that the big cabinet companies who advertise heavily complained?).