Your Home’s New Look: Is Refinishing the Right Option for You?

Maybe your home looks tired. Or perhaps it doesn’t, but you desire a new look regardless – new colors, new finishes, and cabinets, counters, and bathtubs that gleam like they’re brand-new. Maybe you want to give your home a face lift, and you think that the kitchen’s chipped, stained, and worn appearance needs to go, but perhaps you can’t afford to pay for an entire new room.

Why Should You Choose a Refinishing over a Remodeling?

Remodeling has downsides. By allowing contractors to tear out and demolish your entire kitchen (or other room), you will be losing access to that part of your house for weeks or even months! Do you really want to live with the dust, noise, and intrusion from contractors’ work? And do you want to live unable to use your kitchen or bathroom for that long?

If you don’t, or if the steep price tag on a kitchen or bathroom remodel makes it out of the question, consider having your home refinished instead. As long as your furnishings and bathroom appliances are sound, refinishing can be the right choice for everyone. Plus, refinishing can give all sorts of vibrant new looks to your old counters, cabinets, bathtubs, etcetera, whist smoothing out many years of dents, dings, rust, discoloration, and any other surface damage that makes your home look anything less than perfect!

Price Differences: A New Look for Less Cash!

Even if you have your heart set on a remodel of your living space, the price tag may interfere, as remodeling doesn’t come cheap. The average price of a kitchen remodel in America today is anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000 – and that’s without counting the cost of the appliances! With them included, there are some estimates ranging as high as $40,000! With refinishing, you’ll be working with what you already have, giving your kitchen or bathroom a makeover without needing to replace everything inside it. Because of that, the price tag is much, much smaller, and you’ll get the new look you want so much without shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for a messy, inconvenient, long-term remodel.

How Refinishing and Resurfacing Work – What You’re Getting!

Refinishing can provide you with many of the benefits of remodeling at a much lower cost. By providing you with new wood stain (in a variety of colors, so if you’re totally in love with dark wood, you don’t need go to out and buy new cabinets) and durable finishes, and by sanding out flaws, you can get a modern, cleaner, newer look. Resurfacing – replacing old veneers with new ones, including new hardware – is also an option, and one that can create more dramatic changes. As for bathrooms, your refinished bathtub will be overlaid with a specially made cover that will be safer, more hygienic, and much better looking!

Refinishing: cheaper and more convenient than a remodel, and since it uses what you already have, it’s greener, too! Give your kitchen or bathroom the new look you and your home deserve.