Guide for Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Cost

How much does it cost to reface kitchen cabinets? Prices are included below. See our Cabinet Refacing Guide for comprehensive information including an overview of the materials and techniques involved.

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The Cost of Refacing Kitchen Cabinets

You’ve got multiple options when refacing your kitchen cabinets. In order of cost from least to most expensive are:

  • Thermofoil, or RTF (rigid thermofoil), a tough, durable plastic
  • Plastic laminate, an imprinted paper covered with a wear-resistant plastic layer
  • MDF, or medium-density fiberboard, a composite material covered with a laminate layer
  • Wood veneer which is actual wood with a backing
  • Solid wood in 1/16” and 1/8” pieces

Depending on the material you use, your costs will be $40-$150 per linear foot.

Breaking Down Cabinet Refacing Costs

What can you save by doing the work yourself? Here’s a look at the materials costs first and then the labor cost to reface kitchen cabinets.

  • Cabinet refacing materials: $40-$115 per linear foot
  • Cabinet refacing labor: $20-$35 per linear feet

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Factors that Affect the Cost of Cabinet Refacing

If you do the work yourself, that cost will be eliminated entirely. Additional factors that will make a difference in the price of cabinet refacing include:

  • The amount of prep work needed to clean and repair cabinets: The more preparation required, the higher the cost will be
  • The material you choose to use: This is the biggest factor in the total cost with wood veneer costing 30%-40% more than plastic and solid wood costing 75%-200% more than plastic
  • The time of year, with the winter season after the holidays being the best time to save money on installation

Cabinet Refacing Costs FAQ

Here is additional important information about this kitchen remodeling project.

How does the cost of refacing cabinets compare to the cost of refinishing or replacing them?

  • Cabinet Refinishing: $17-$33 per linear foot
  • Cabinet refacing: $40-$150 per linear foot
  • Cabinet Replacement: $20-$700+ per linear foot, with an average for good-quality cabinets of about $300 per linear foot

Who should I call for cabinet refacing?

There might be refacing specialists where you live, and kitchen remodelers and painters usually do the work too.

What’s the best way to get the lowest price on cabinet refacing?

Get written estimates from at least 3 local companies who do this work, and let each know that they are competing for the job. You’ll get their best prices when you do.

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