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Is A Kitchen Reface Right for You?

Published May 10th, 2019 by Candi

Kitchen Refacing

Remodeling has many myths and misconceptions that surround cabinet refacing. With over forty years in the industry and a strong desire to share our experience with our community we wanted to take the time to explain the benefits of a kitchen reface.

Many people think a kitchen reface is a band-aide until you can save enough money to have a full-blown remodel, but that just isn't the case. 

The result of a reface can dramatically affect your kitchens overall appearance. If not done properly you will only regret the time and money by not having a professional do the job correctly.


Let me tell you what a Toupin reface is like.

If you have a kitchen with a good footprint, meaning you do not want or need to remove any walls or change the layout of your cabinets, a reface might be just the solution for you. 

  • The box frames will remain, and the doors and drawers will be replaced, and new hinges and glides will be added. 
  • 3/8" solid wood stained to your preferred color choice is then attached to the box frames. 
  • If desired, cabinets can be professionally painted to reduce the cost. Quality painting requires 90% prep and 10% painting.

Some additional options that clients have chosen to include are: 

  • crown molding
  • toe kick drawers
  • light rail 
  • under cabinet lighting

Picking out new knobs or pulls for you cabinets can reflect your own personality and style.



Other Great Benefits:

Permit: Cabinet refacing or replacement without changing walls, plumbing, or electrical configurations does not usually require a city permit.

Cost: New cabinetry is expensive, and you can dramatically cut your cost by refacing your current cabinets instead of purchasing new ones. 

Time Frame: Remodeling is time consuming and can be very stressful. A kitchen remodel can take six weeks and most of that time you are unable to use your kitchen at all. A reface can be completed within five to ten days and you are still able to use portions of your kitchen.

Value: A remodeled kitchen can add value to your day to day life in addition to your home value. A remodeled kitchen is listed in the top three items that the majority of home-buyers look for.



If you have questions about the process or what the best option is for you and your home – don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of our specialists. 



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