Crown 1 is Colorado’s premier refinishing service provider. One opportunity we have in the cabinetry market is educating our clients about the services we provide. In planning your project, you may have heard the words “refinishing” and “refacing” used interchangeably. So, what is the difference between refinishing and refacing as they pertain to your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project?
The most obvious difference between the two is that refinishing is the process of a new finish being applied directly to the existing cabinet’s surface. With refacing, new doors and drawer fronts are installed along with new wood fascia on all existing cabinet boxes.
There is a more distinguishing difference however, COST. Refacing is typically double the cost of refinishing.
With refinishing there are multiple stain, paint and glaze accent options available. Someone considering an upgrade to their cabinets owes it to themselves to consider refinishing as an option. Nearly every choice that may come with new cabinets is available with refinishing for a fraction of the cost.
We have begun educating our clients on these differences after an experience with a recent client who had an estimate from another company for refinishing. They were calling it refinishing when they were, in fact, estimating a refacing job. If she signed that contract, it would have cost her nearly $9,000 more than our price!
We have learned that there are indeed companies selling “refinishing” jobs to clients at much higher prices than need be. If your cabinets are in good condition and don’t need a full replacement, please call us about refinishing them, we’d love to answer any questions you have!