Refacing existing cabinet boxes with new wood veneer and new doors and drawer fronts can be a nice way to upgrade a kitchen because there is usually less disruption to the homeowners’ lives than with a more involved kitchen remodel. With refacing, the layout stays mostly the same but gets an updated look.
When starting on a kitchen remodel, the cabinets are the anchor of the project. Cabinets will provide storage and beauty in your kitchen for years. Other elements like counters, backsplash, hardware, and paint can all be changed more easily and less expensively than replacing the cabinets. It makes sense to be thoughtful when you’re designing your new kitchen’s function and organization, and also to be confident that the quality of the products you are investing in meets your expectations.