Cabinet Refinishing: What’s Involved and How Can It Save You Money

Date:  June 13, 2016

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Categories:  Renovating

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When you think kitchen, bathroom or laundry renovations your first thought is probably “how much is that going to cost me?”. Surprisingly enough, a kitchen, bathroom or laundry renovation doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg. When the team at Dianella Polishing is asked to come and quote on refinishing cabinets, we are usually met with the same expression “wow, I didn’t realise I can get a new kitchen at such a low price”!

 

Vinyl wrapped kitchens rose in popularity in the 80s and 90s. Which means a good majority of the kitchens we see today are faced with peeling or cracked vinyl doors. However, many homes have kitchen cabinets made of other materials such as laminate, melamine or even timber. It doesn’t matter what your cabinets are made out of, we can usually refinish them.

 

What is Cabinet Refinishing?

Cabinet refinishing is a term typically used to describe giving your cabinets a new look, without changing the physical hardware. When a kitchen, bathroom or laundry is first designed it is typically created to maximise the space that is available. Because of this, when renovating these rooms there usually isn’t a need to completely replace the cabinets. The original material that a cabinet is made of will impact the refinishing process. Vinyl wrapped cabinets typically need the vinyl and glue to be removed before the cabinets are refinished and painted. Whilst cabinets made of laminate or timber can usually just be cleaned, sanded and painted.

 

How Much Will It Cost?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to how much refinishing your kitchen, bathroom or laundry cabinets will cost. There is no ‘standard price’ per door, or easy quoting method that can give you an exact price on what refinishing will cost. However, we typically say that kitchen, bathroom or laundry refinishing will cost you about a third of the price of an entire cabinet renovation. Though the price will depend on various factors, it is almost certain you will save money.

 

When looking at getting your cabinets refinished, give Dianella Polishing a call and we will send out Trevor to take a look and provide you with a quote. Our quotes are obligation free and Trevor will provide you with honest and reliable information on the best course of action for your renovation.

 

If you have any questions regards cabinet refinishing let us know in the comments below!

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