If your cupboards are starting to look dated and unappealing, kitchen cabinet refacing can improve the look of the room at a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire cabinetry in the kitchen.
In the refacing process, the doors and drawer fronts are removed. The remaining frame work may be refaced with wood veneer, plastic or RTF, a malleable foil that is printed to look like wood grain. Similar material is placed on the face of the cabinet doors and drawer fronts before they are replaced. New hardware can be added to complete the updated look of the kitchen.
There are several reasons to consider refacing in place of replacing. Many older cabinets were built in place. They remain much sturdier than the modular units normally used to replace them. Cost is another factor. Refacing is much less expensive and less time consuming than an entire replacement.
Refacing works well as long as the basic structure of the cabinets is in good shape and solid. It is not a good choice if the flow of the kitchen needs to be reworked. If you simply need more cabinet space, additional cabinets can be added to match the refaced existing cabinets.