What’s the Difference Between Cabinet Refacing & Resurfacing?

Kitchen with white cabinets, marble countertops, and tiled backsplashAn entire dictionary could be created just for home improvement terminology. If it existed, would you be flipping to the section on cabinets? There are various services related to updating existing kitchen cabinets, and it’s easy to get them mixed up—especially cabinet refacing and resurfacing. Not only are these terms similar, but the services themselves are as well, so it’s completely understandable that you need some clarification. 

Cabinet Resurfacing

Let’s start with the simpler of the services. Resurfacing involves removing the finish currently on your cabinets using methods such as chemical peels, sanding, and scraping. This allows you to buff out any small imperfections and refresh your cabinets with a new coat of finish or paint.

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing is a more comprehensive option. Your cabinet boxes and layout will remain in place but have a veneer placed over them, and the doors and drawer fronts will be removed and replaced. This provides the opportunity to totally transform the look of your cabinets, while still remaining a relatively affordable and efficient option. 

If you don’t want to feel limited in your choices for updating your cabinets, a refacing project is the way to go. And if you’re a Wisconsin resident, Tundraland is the company to partner with, as our highly experienced technicians perform professional services. Plus, we can typically complete this process in about three days, so you won’t have to wait long for your kitchen to be revamped. Discuss the details of cabinet refacing more by scheduling an in-home consultation with Tundraland’s knowledgeable team. 

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