In Design & Renovation


If you’re looking to give your kitchen a facelift, there are several options to choose from. You could repaint, reface, or completely remodel your kitchen and replace your cabinets. But what are the pros and cons of each option? And how much will it cost? Let’s break down all of the available options so that you can make an informed decision about which one is best for your kitchen renovation project.


kitchen cabinet repaint

Cabinet Repainting 

Repainting is the least expensive option and it can give your kitchen an entirely new look without having to replace any existing cabinets. This is a great option if you like the design of your current cabinets but just want to change the color or finish. Repainting is also fairly easy and quick compared to other options because there is no major demolition work and you don’t have to remove any cabinets from their frames. You can even do it yourself! 

The downside of repainting is that it can be difficult to match colors exactly, so if you’re looking for a specific shade, this might not be the best option for you. Also, if you have cabinets made out of wood or other materials that are prone to wear and tear, repainting may not be enough to make them look like new again. Additionally, repainting does nothing to improve functionality or storage capacity; all it does is change the appearance. Kitchen and cabinet style stay the same.

If you are looking for a way to give your kitchen a facelift without spending too much money or time, repainting may be your best bet. 


kitchen cabinet repaint

Cabinet Refacing 

Cabinet refacing involves replacing the cabinet doors and drawer fronts with new ones but keeping the existing frames and boxes intact. because it requires removing all of the existing doors and drawer fronts before replacing them with new ones. However, this is still a relatively quick process compared to complete cabinet replacement. It is significantly less expensive than remodeling and doesn’t require nearly as much work or time. Cabinet refacing also allows you to completely change the style and color of your cabinets without having to do any major construction work or purchase new cabinets altogether. 

As with repainting, refacing does nothing to improve functionality or storage capacity; all it does is change the appearance. So if you like the current layout and functionality of your kitchen then refacing could be the right option for you.


kitchen cabinet replacement

Cabinet Replacement 

Replacement is probably what most people think of when they hear “kitchen renovation”—it involves completely replacing all existing cabinetry with new ones tailored to fit your exact needs and specifications. This option gives you complete control over design, layout, function and aesthetics since you can choose whatever type of material (wood, laminate etc.), style (shaker, flat-panel etc.) and colour you want for your kitchen cabinets! Additionally, replacing cabinets ensures that they will last longer since they will not have been previously used or worn down by age or wear-and-tear like refaced or repainted ones might have been. 

The downside is that replacement will be much more expensive than either repainting or refacing due to having to purchase all new materials plus additional labor costs associated with removal and installation. However, if done correctly it can dramatically transform your kitchen space while improving your lifestyle adding value to your home long-term as well. 


When considering a kitchen renovation project, there are several options available depending on how much time and money you’re willing to invest in the process. Repainting is typically the cheapest option but may not provide significant functional and aesthetic changes and cabinet refacing provides more dramatic changes without doing too much damage but again does little with regards to function and flow. While full replacement offers complete customization at a higher price point it also has much higher potential for added value over time. Regardless of which option you choose for your kitchen renovation project, taking into account all three options—and their respective pros and cons—will help ensure that you get exactly what you want out of it!

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