refacing and resurfacing cabinets

What is the difference between refacing and resurfacing cabinets?

If you are planning kitchen remodeling or renovations, you might want to try replacing your cabinets. Until you get rid of your new kitchen cabinets and embark on a significant remodeling project, you should think about refacing or resurfacing them. Refacing and resurfacing cabinets are more cost-effective alternatives to removing them entirely, mainly if you are satisfied with the design of your kitchen as it is. Our Dr Cabinet renovation team in Northern New Jersey and New York City will manage any part of your cabinet refacing or resurfacing during your house remodeling. If you are on a tight budget for getting a new cabinet either for your bathroom, kitchen, or any part of your building, do not worry. Our team got you cover with a first-class cabinet refacing or resurfacing project.

Difference between refacing and resurfacing cabinets

refacing and resurfacing cabinets


When it comes to cabinet makers and experienced re-modelers, the words refacing and resurfacing are synonymous. It means that the face, i.e., the front or transparent surfaces, is receiving a facelift.


Resurfacing kitchen cabinets involves resurfacing the original cabinet layout with laminate, timber, or veneer. So you retain your existing cabinet cases while replacing both cabinet doors and drawer fronts with newer models. To keep things in sync, you can also adjust the cabinet face frames, side panels, and info. This conceals any blemishes or paint issues on your cabinets and helps you change the wood, stain, or door design for a clean and improved appearance. You may also opt to add new brightly colored hardware or crown molding while resurfacing your kitchen cabinets.

Likewise, refacing is the next choice on the list for a less dramatic and more cost-effective kitchen redesign. It, therefore, takes less time to complete. You choose new doors and drawer fronts to substitute the ones you already have, and the original cabinet boxes are veneered to fit your new doors/drawers. There are several shades and textures to pick from, including wood finishes—a perfect choice for those who want to change the look of their kitchen without altering the style.

Although what if your cabinets are in good condition and you like the look, but the paint is off? That’s where refinishing comes in. Refinishing cabinets is the most cost-effective and time-efficient way to breathe new life into old ones. Since refinishing involves paint stripping, sanding, and staining or painting, the cabinets must be in good shape. Staining your wooden cabinets will create the appearance of any wood you choose. You have the option of going from whitewashed to a deep cherry wood color. It is, however, difficult to transition from a very dark to a very light state. Another choice is to paint, with colors restricted to something under the light. You will conveniently adapt the color of your cabinets to the perfect hue of blue on the dishes.

Are you in need of a perfect cabinet refacing, resurfacing, or refinishing? Give Us a call today 201.212.5477 , and we revive that your cabinet back to your dream shape.

Why choose us?

Need to repair your cabinets in New Jersey or New York? Dr. Cabinet is your best bet! At Dr. Cabinet, we offer professional kitchen cabinet and commercial cabinet repairs to residential and commercial property owners who want to improve the appearance of their homes or offices.

For over the past 10 years, we have been providing our services to residential and commercial property owners in New York and its surrounding areas. Over these years, our professionals have gained more experience and acquired more skills which enable us to offer more than just cabinet repairs and replacement. Now, we can assist you to fix all wood furniture, repair and install custom furniture for your homes or offices.

refacing & resurfacing cabinetsAt Dr. Cabinet, we take every client’s job like our personal projects and this is why we create custom solutions for each project we handle as we do not believe in the “one size fits all” solution. This single act has earned us a lot of positive reviews and it’s one of the major reasons why we stand out from the crowd.

Unlike our competitors, we provide you with a same day repair kitchen and office cabinet service. This simply means that if you want to repair or upgrade your kitchen cabinet because of an emergency party, you can contact Dr. Cabinet and we will arrive at your property to provide you with a zero cost quote. If everything goes right, we will start working immediately and deliver an outstanding service before the day ends. We can also help you fix your doorknobs, misaligned doors, and provide you with a whole lot of general carpentry services within 24 hours.

At Dr. Cabinet, we have a team of customer support that is ready to assist you with any questions or inquiries you have. All you have to do is to give us a call or get in touch with us on our website.

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