Cost to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

Cost to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

How much does it cost to reface cabinets? The contractor cost to reface kitchen cabinets is $8,150 compared with doing it yourself the job for $650. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the cost.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 35.2 DIY 39.0
Money Pro $8150 DIY $650
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $8150 Total Cost



By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Refacing is an alternative to replacing kitchen cabinets that’s less costly because it uses the existing cabinets and adds a new laminate surface to their base, fronts, sides and doors. It’s a good choice if the cabinets are in sound condition, provide the storage space you want and are located to make the most of your kitchen layout. The job typically involves a laminate veneer being applied to the cabinet bases, doors and drawer fronts, and installing new hardware

In a medium-sized kitchen with 15 feet of base and wall cabinets a contractor will charge $8,150 to reface the cabinets, which includes labor and material. It does not include new countertops. You can do the job for $650, the cost of the material and pocket a big savings. The job starts with removing the cabinet doors, drawer fronts and hardware. Then the detail work begins. It’s a tedious precision job that includes preparing the surfaces and using specialized veneering rollers, blades and irons to apply the veneer. Despite the big DIY savings we think it’s a job best left to a pro.

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Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

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Poll Results

DIY 62%
PRO 38%

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