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What Is Cabinet Refacing? Many Say It Is An Eco-Friendly Solution

By Karin Mangan

For most homeowners, cabinet refacing is a low-budget alternative to the expense of entirely replacing your kitchen cabinets. What is cabinet refacing? Instead of ripping out the entire cabinets and installing brand new ones, you strip them down, remove the hardware, install new doors, and give them a brand new look. Cabinet refacing offers the same benefit of new cabinets but at a fraction of the same price. But some people are starting to answer the question "What is cabinet refacing?" in a whole new way.

Cabinet refacing is an eco-friendly alternative to a wasteful process. More than ever, homeowners are looking for ways to have what they want in their homes without sacrificing the environment.

Cabinet refacing is part of the growing trend of eco-friendly home improvement projects. Keeping those bulky cabinet boxes in your home instead of tossing them in the trash saves room in our landfills. And not installing new ones means less trees are cut down.

Additionally, some of the materials used for building cabinets have very toxic chemicals in them, and if not disposed of properly they can become an environmental nuisance. Another hidden cost of new cabinets is the cost of the gas used to transport the materials from one place to another.

As an added bonus, consider using recycled or green materials when you reface. For example, you can get paints with low amounts of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, if you are planning on re-painting your cabinets. Check out other environmentally friendly products or look for recycled tiles or countertop materials.

With a little planning, your cabinet refacing project can save more than your budget - it can help save the world.

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