Should I Get New Kitchen Cabinets for My Danville or Concord Home?

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Should I Get New Kitchen Cabinets for My Danville or Concord Home?

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Century Cabinets Has the Answers for New Kitchen Cabinets
in Danville and Concord CA

Kitchen cabinets play a prominent role in the look and feel of the busiest room in your home. Whether you’re considering kitchen cabinet refacing or new kitchen cabinets, Danville CA and Concord CA residents turn to the trusted craftspeople at Century Cabinets for all their cabinet and refacing needs.

Oftentimes, we find customers are not sure of the differences between refacing and replacing cabinets.

Here are some differences between cabinet refacing and cabinet replacing:

Cabinet refacing maintains your existing kitchen cabinets by refinishing or painting your current cabinets, adding a wood or plastic laminate veneer over exposed frames, or installing new door fronts. If veneer is the choice, drawer and door fronts are replaced to match while new molding, knobs, hinges and pulls complete the transformation.

Cabinet refacing is less expensive than cabinet replacement. Often the job takes far less time than building new cabinets, does not involve a tear-out of the existing cabinets and keeps your kitchen functioning during the project. Veneers are durable, especially plastic veneers, and come in a wide range of colors and styles.

If the existing cabinet boxes are structurally sound, refacing is a good choice. However, for those cabinets that have water damage or are warped or broken, replacement cabinets may be the best option.

What to know about choosing cabinets:

If you decide that new kitchen cabinets are the right choice, here are some things to consider:

  • Understand Options
    You have three general options for new kitchen cabinets. Stock cabinets are the least expensive and arrive the fastest. Semicustom cabinets offer a more extensive range of finishes and styles. Custom cabinets are the most expensive and can take up to 3 months to arrive.
  • Know The Woods

Dark-colored woods (like cherry and mahogany) create a bolder, more furniture-like effect. Light-colored woods (like maple and oak) can make a kitchen look and feel larger and brighter.

  • Box It In
    The box is the heart of your cabinet. Box materials are usually either medium-density fiberboard (MDF), oriented strand board (OSB) or plywood. Each has advantages regarding price and durability.
  • Certified Brands
    Using a product that’s certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association ensures you are getting cabinets that have passed tests designed to assess durability, withstanding of various temperature extremes, and can withstand common kitchen spills without discoloring, blistering or exhibiting other damage.
  • Plan Ahead
    Your new cabinets are pristine and stylish, but they are also subjected to heavy use and occasional accidents and wear. Be prepared for these mishaps by buying a cabinet repair kit that includes wax, markers or putty to cover up dings and scratches. Also add extra hinges, knobs, and drawer-slide mechanisms to your stash, just in case.

Century Cabinets provides homeowners with great options for new kitchen cabinets or cabinet refacing in Concord CA and Danville CA. With more than 30 years of custom cabinet experience, our team will sit down with you to discuss your needs, plan a design that fits your needs, and provide a free estimate. We stand by our estimates and won’t consider a job complete until you are 100 percent satisfied.


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