Kitchen cabinet refacing is a cheap option in giving your existing cabinetry storage a fresh new look. Refacing usually costs only half of what you’d spend for new cabinets which would allow more of your budget to the other parts of the kitchen.
It also allows you to be creative and follow your own style and preferences as there is a wide variety of door types, materials, colors, and finishes to choose from. Beyond the style and functionality, the most crucial part of picking out your cabinetry is selecting the right material.
As you go through a refacing for your kitchen cabinets, you need to explore the full range of materials available and one of the most common materials you can use is wood. Several species top the lists of cabinet woods such as red oak, white oak, cherry, maple, walnut, and alder to name a few, and each species offers advantages and disadvantages.
When you explore each species, do your research to ensure that your choice reflects the appearance that you want in terms of grain and color. This infographic by KitchenCabinetRefacing.com details some of the most popular wood for kitchen cabinet refacing and the advantages and disadvantages of each one.
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