Cost to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

Cost to Reface Kitchen 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
Hours Pro 35.2 Diy 39.0
Money Pro $8150 Diy $650
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 Cost to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

Cost to Reface Kitchen 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
Hours Pro 35.2 Diy 39.0
Money Pro $8150 Diy $650
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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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

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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