Many homeowners have become part-time handymen and handy women who frequent Lowes and Home Depot to get ideas or to pick up materials that they can install themselves.
Kitchen Cabinets have long been one of the most difficult segments for various reasons for do it yourselfers or even for professional handymen. Most full kitchen remodels involve dumpster cost, a plumber, an electrician, permits, wall repair and while you're at it you may as well do the floors right? All of these elements are the reason that the average kitchen remodel is around $12,000.
The leadtime and cost of a complete kitchen gut-job has led to many choosing Kitchen Cabinet refacing. Kitchen cabinet boxes typically are still in good condition and often the countertops are a neutral color which means that with a cabinet facelift which includes brand new doors. Cabinet refacing is typically a more long term solution to painting as painting can be more laborious yet not hold up very long unless done by finishing expert.
Cabinet refacing typically averages between $5,000 to $8,000 with most Refacers. Typically this high cost is due to the lack of competitive options. With Refacesupplies.com the material cost for DIY averages between $1200 to $1700 and is typically professionally installed from $3000 to $5000 making these jobs the most competitive new door cabinet Reface jobs.
Can a homeowner do it themselves? It depends...
Refacesupplies markets their Reface kits much like tile. Tile can be purchased directly from a distributor and some extremely handy DIYers can and do install themselves. But the vast majority of homeowners look for a pro to install. Just like tile, poor installation may cost more to tear out and then need to reorder new materials to have a pro install. But those that watch our videos and choose to tackle the projects will typically be by those that are so cost conscious that they are not a potential customer for a pro installer.
Should I hire a Refacesupplies pro? Although basic DIY videos are available online at no charge, Refacesupplies offers affordable professional classes in Orlando as well as online classes for a reasonable price. For those that have taken the class, we offer a 5 year warranty on the doors as well as unlimited tech support. Ultimately we recommend that unless a DIYer is extremely confident in their abilities that they start with a pro but one can always order the materials and find an installer at anytime.
If you have an installer or handyman that you work with please have them call us!
Our laminates are designed for cabinet refacing; but go far beyond. Some applications include countertops, walls, casework, interior doors, and more.