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The Value of Refinishing Cabinets

Your kitchen can make or break the value of your home. So if your kitchen cabinets are looking faded, shabby, or outdated, the value of your home could suffer.

Refinishing cabinets

At N-Hance®, we know a thing or two about the value of refinishing cabinets. Below, we’ll go over what makes refinishing cabinets a smart (and low-cost!) investment, plus the unique value that comes from the N-Hance refinishing process.

Save Money, Boost Value by Refinishing Cabinets

Refinishing cabinets is a smart investment for a range of different reasons. In the short term, it costs less money than other options for maintaining kitchen cabinets. In the long-term, it helps you avoid costly damage to your cabinets. And it helps boost the overall value of your home on the open market.

Here’s a closer look at five different ways that refinishing your cabinets can either save you money or add value to your house.

1. Increase the Resale Value of Your Home.

Faded and shabby looking cabinets will diminish the value of your house if put up for sale. By restoring the original color and luster of your cabinets, you can boost the resale value of your home on the open market. Refinishing cabinets also makes it easier to sell your home, since the kitchen is one of the first rooms home buyers inspect. Home buyers like to see current styles and colors in the kitchen, so do the work for them and make your home more saleable.

2. Spend Less Remodeling Your Kitchen

Refinishing kitchen cabinets is one of the most cost-effective options for kitchen remodeling, and it’s a particularly budget-friendly option compared to other methods of updating cabinets. In fact, refacing or replacement will often cost several times as much as refinishing cabinets.

3. Reinvest the Money Saved in Other Areas

If you’re remodeling on a budget, refinishing your cabinets can keep costs low. It also allows you to invest money saved into other parts of your remodel. This will allow you to boost overall ROI on your kitchen remodel by upgrading things like your backsplash, cabinet hardware, or kitchen fixtures.

4. Retain the Value of High-Quality Cabinetry

Hardwood cabinets from 20 or 30 years ago are typically more valuable than newer, more cheaply made cabinets, such as those made using MDF and thermofoil. Refinishing your hardwood cabinets will ensure that they remain in good condition and don’t need to be replaced by cheaper, lower-quality options.

5. Delay the Need for Cabinet Replacement

The finish on your cabinet isn’t only there to look attractive. It also protects the underlying hardwood against scuffs, scratches, and water damage. If you allow the finish on your cabinets to wear away, the hardwood underneath could suffer permanent damage. That could force you to replace your cabinets prematurely, which will cost a substantial amount.

Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets with N-Hance

The value of cabinet refinishing largely depends on which refinishing service you choose.

While a discount refinisher could save you money upfront, their work is typically of lower quality. If your new finish has visible flaws, the added value to your home will be significantly diminished. Likewise, if refinishers use low-quality products for refinishing cabinets, or if they fail to properly prep your cabinets before refinishing, the new coat of finish could degrade quickly.

With many refinishers, there’s also the potential for lingering fumes. Many traditional refinishers use solvent-based products when refinishing cabinets. As they cure, these products release toxic fumes with strong chemical odors. These odors can linger for weeks after refinishing. Even worse, they can trigger respiratory distress in young children, elderly family members, or those with pre-existing respiratory difficulties.

By refinishing kitchen cabinets with N-Hance, you don’t need to worry about low-quality refinishing, unpleasant smells, or toxic fumes.

  • We use a proven, step-by-step process to ensure a strong bond between the cabinets and new finish.
  • Our exclusive Lightspeed® system instantly cures the new finish, so there’s no off-gassing or lingering odors.
  • We use water-based polyurethane finishes, which contain none of the volatile chemicals or toxic fumes found in traditional finishes.
  • The N-Hance refinishing process results in a durable, long-lasting, factory-style finish, protecting your cabinets for years to come.

Best of all,  N-Hance is highly affordable. And if you’re looking to splurge on a new cabinet color or want to update the style of your cabinet doors, our custom color finish and cabinet door replacement services have you covered.

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