How Much Does it Cost to Reface Cabinets?

cabinet refacing cost

CABINET makeover cost guide

Introduction


If your existing cabinets “boxes” are in good shape, refacing can be an ideal and budget-friendly kitchen renovation option. The average cost for a cabinet refacing project is roughly $8,600. This estimate includes materials and installation and is based on 33 linear feet of cabinets. Additional upgrades like in-cabinet organization, dovetail drawer boxes or soft close hinges can also be added.

Benefits of Cabinet Refacing

In addition to being less expensive than replacing your existing cabinetry, cabinet refacing offers many benefits for homeowners.

Extensive options:

 
Choose exactly how your new doors and hardware will look and feel. Cabinet doors are available in an array of colors, textures and stains to match seamlessly with your existing kitchen decor.

Speedy installation:


Most projects are finished in 3 to 5 days.


Environmentally friendly:


Since you aren’t moving any walls or changing your kitchen layout, this project’s footprint is much smaller than a full cabinetry overhaul.


Kitchen access:


Since refacing doesn’t involve sanding or staining, your kitchen will remain accessible while the project is underway.

benefits of cabinet refacing

Materials

Door & Drawer Style


The overall cost of a cabinet refacing project depends largely on two factors: the size of the project and the cabinetry materials. As noted below, laminate and rigid thermofoil (RTF) doors are the most cost effective, while stained or painted doors are slightly more costly. RTF and natural wood are both durable and attractive options, available in a variety of colors and styles.

This is a simple breakdown of the costs associated with the most popular cabinetry types for spaces measuring 15, 30 and 45 linear feet:


15 linear feet

One-piece RTF or laminate:
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $4,050 - $5,895

Five-piece RTF: 
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $4,845 - $5,895

Stained wood: 
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $5,265 - $7,500

Painted wood:
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $5,865 - $8,100

30 linear feet

One-piece RTF or laminate:
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $8,100 - $11,790

Five-piece RTF:
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $9,690 - $11,790

Stained wood:
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $10,530 - $15,000

Painted wood:
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $11,730 - $16,200

45 linear feet

One-piece RTF or laminate:
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $12,150 - $17,865

Five-piece RTF:
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $14,535 - $17,685

Stained wood: 
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $15,795 - $22,500

Painted wood: 
Bundled cost of materials and installation: $17,595 - $24,300


Hardware


Cabinet hardware refers to pieces like knobs, hinges and drawer pulls. Unless you are interested in more upscale options or antique designs, the hardware costs are factored into the estimates above.

Trim and Molding


Bundled cost of materials and installation: $10 to $30 per linear foot.

Trim and molding offer a polished, elegant finish for your cabinetry and can be customized to match your decor. While these features often enhance the overall look of your kitchen, they are not necessary components. To lower the project cost, homeowners can opt to forgo molding entirely.

Toe Kicks


The toe kicks in cabinetry are designed to prevent you from stubbing your toes. This feature is installed at the base, so you can stand closer to the countertop. Toe kicks are optional but can help create a more comfortable kitchen.

• For RTF projects, toe kicks are included in the project estimates above.
• For stained and painted wood projects, toe kicks will add roughly $200 to your total cost.

Project Add-Ons

There are many add-ons available to enhance the overall usability and appearance of your kitchen. Here are some of the most popular options, all available at an additional cost:


In-cabinet organization

• Kitchen island or additional cabinetry 

• Glazing or distressing on wood projects 

Countertops

• Backsplashes 

Sinks and faucets

• Dovetail drawer boxes 

• Soft close hinges and drawer glides 

• LED lighting

cabinet refacing add-ons cost

Why Choose The Home Depot

The Home Depot delivers outstanding installation services with quality designs and materials. We partner with local, licensed and insured professionals who undergo thorough background checks and are fully vetted. As a result, you can be confident in our ability to transform your kitchen while treating your home with care and respect.

To help homeowners cover their remodeling projects, The Home Depot offers finance options including specialized credit cards for project loans. Our labor and materials also come with best-in-class warranties. Stop by your local store or reach out to our Home Services team at 800-HOME-DEPOT for more information on cabinet refacing for your kitchen.

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