If you’re like many homeowners, you plan to keep the existing layout of your kitchen exactly the same but wish to renew and update its look. Cabinet refacing, also known in the industry as cabinet resurfacing, lets you keep your existing kitchen intact while completely transforming its appearance.

What is Cabinet Refacing?

Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes reinforcing your existing cabinet frames with a durable ¼” plywood, then a veneer of real wood or maintenance-free laminate is then applied over the plywood. Expert craftsman perform precise measurements to ensure your new refaced cabinets boxes are seamless and color-matched to perfection with your new doors and drawer fronts. The transformation is finally completed with your choice of new hinges, knobs and/or pulls, and molding.

Watch the step by step process in our video below.


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What are the Benefits of Cabinet Refacing?

Cabinet Refacing simplifies the kitchen remodeling process and offers you several advantages over installing new cabinetry.

Use Your Existing Kitchen’s Layout

Use Your Existing Kitchen’s Layout

If your kitchen has “good bones” and a functional layout that works for you, there’s no need to tear down your structurally sound cabinet boxes.

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Refacing Can Save 50% of the Cost of Installing New Cabinetry

Refacing Can Save 50% of the Cost of Installing New Cabinetry

Due to the reduced new materials and labor, cabinet refacing ends up costing you half the amount of what you would pay for all new kitchen cabinetry.

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Cabinet Refacing Saves Trees & Waste

Cabinet Refacing Saves Trees & Waste

Cabinet refacing is the GREEN kitchen remodeling solution! Reduce waste and deforestation by choosing to restore your old kitchen cabinets.

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Have Your New Kitchen In As Little as 3-5 Days

Get Your New Kitchen In 3-5 Days

A full kitchen remodel could render your kitchen unusable for as long as six weeks, but Kitchen Magic can reface your kitchen cabinets in less than a week!

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Refacing Offers a Wide Selection of Colors and Finishes

Choose From Many Colors & Finishes

Whether you already have a color in mind, or need help deciding, cabinet refacing affords you a variety of choices that are sure to include the perfect hue for your new kitchen.

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No Permit Required to  Reface Cabinetry

No Permit Required to Reface Cabinetry

New cabinetry requires a building permit, which could cost you thousands of dollars. With cabinet refacing, a permit is not required. Talk about budget friendly!

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What Do I Get With Cabinet Refacing?

When homeowners ask about the difference between cabinet refacing and all new cabinetry, they are often surprised with all that comes with a refaced kitchen that is actually all brand-new! Below is a item-by-item breakdown of what comes with every refaced kitchen that is installed by Kitchen Magic.

Features With A New Kitchen With Refacing
Drawer Fronts
Drawer Boxes
Exterior Shelves
Framework Existing
Rip out / Construction Not Required
Permits Not Required
Costs Premium Saves up to 50%

Also Available:

  • Additional matching new cabinets or a free-standing island.
  • New custom-made drawers and tracks.
  • New kitchen countertops and backsplashes in Formica and Wilsonart laminates, stunning DuPont Corian, and luxurious Cambria or Zodiaq quartz surfaces. We also offer natural granite countertop surfaces.

Many homeowners are surprised to learn they are perfect candidates for kitchen cabinet refacing! Whether or not you purchase your new kitchen from Kitchen Magic, we will evaluate your needs and provide you with the best solutions for your dream kitchen. In this case the old adage is true, the best advice is free. Call (800) 272-5490 to schedule an appointment, or schedule your consultation online!

Frequently Asked Questions About Cabinet Refacing

How long does cabinet refacing last?
Cabinet refacing can last a lifetime if special care and measures are taken. Under normal kitchen use and conditions, you can expect to enjoy up to 20 years.
Does refacing my cabinets make them more structurally sound?
Yes, we reinforce the structural integrity of your existing cabinet boxes with high-quality ¼” plywood panels. We do not use particle board in any part of our products, ever.  This also provides a clean surface for the new laminates or wood veneer.
Are refacing and refinishing the same thing?
Refacing and refinishing are completely different kitchen remodeling processes. When refacing, an installer removes the doors and drawers, laminates the existing cabinet boxes in the new color, style & material and then replaces the doors & drawers with all-new. Refinishing requires sanding the existing cabinets, doors & drawers, then reinstalling all the existing kitchen components.

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Are cabinet refacing installers trained or can any DIYer do it?
Kitchen Magic’s cabinet installers are certified professional craftsmen with years of experience and training to reface and install new cabinetry for your kitchen. The refacing process should be done by certified professional and is not for the average DIY homeowner.

Thinking about doing it yourself? See why you may want to consider hiring a pro.
Do you reface the drawer box or replace the whole drawer?
Drawer boxes cannot be refaced. Typically, we recommend replacing the drawer boxes which would include all new drawer glides. For all cabinet refacing projects, new drawer boxes and drawer fronts are included.
Can I reface my cabinets if I’m removing the soffits?
Yes. It is often the case that a homeowner would like to remove the soffit when remodeling their kitchen. Removing the soffit and refacing the cabinets can be done in tandem. Removing the soffits would also be dependent upon what is inside of them—hollow or plumbing. The draftsmen will determine what is inside your soffit at the time they measure your kitchen.

Not sure whether you want to keep or remove your soffit? Here’s some advice.
Does my kitchen remain usable during the entire process?
Your appliances and countertop will remain in place during refacing. The existing countertop can be put back in place while you’re awaiting your new countertops.

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