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Should You Remodel or Reface Your Pasadena Kitchen?

Posted by Daniel Mizrahi on Friday, December 16, 2016

You have plenty of options when you are ready for a change in your kitchen. Between painting, refacing, and a full kitchen remodel there are a range of choices that will upgrade your cabinets’ look and feel. Each option comes with its benefits and drawbacks. Today we’ll look closely at some of those to help you understand which option makes the most sense for your Pasadena kitchen.

Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

This is the quickest and least expensive option of the three. Painting your cabinets can be a good option if you are primarily looking for a change in color but are otherwise happy with the style, condition, and layout of your kitchen cabinets. However, this choice presents very limited possibilities for change.

Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets

When you are happy with the layout of your cabinets but the doors and drawers are ready for an upgrade, refacing is a great option. Refacing has many advantages, including:

  • Less expensive than a full remodel
  • Allows you to continue using your kitchen while the work is being done
  • Almost unlimited choices in style and finish
  • Faster with less mess than a traditional remodel


Refacing is a great option when your cabinets are in good condition. However, if they are sagging or look like they’ll need to be replaced in a few year’s time, you shouldn't consider having them refaced. Spending money on cabinets that are falling apart is never a good idea. In this case you’re better off saving your money for new cabinets when you can afford a full remodel.

Replacing Your Kitchen Cabinets

Are you currently working in a kitchen with a poor layout or cheaply-made cabinets? Replacing your kitchen cabinets, though it is typically the most expensive option, will give you the best outcome. Starting from scratch with your kitchen opens up a world of possibilities. Now is the time to dream big and really consider how you want to use your space.

Customized storage, a better work triangle, and a kitchen you will be happy with for years to come are all possibilities when you make the decision to replace your kitchen cabinets!

Designing Your Pasadena Kitchen

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