kitchen cabinet refacing

has anyone ever used sears for this? if how was it? thanks.
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My parents had it priced and it was cheaper to get a local contractor put in all new cabinets that were much nicer than what they had.
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About 20 years ago my parents had this done but what I think may be the 1st company to do this sort of thing, "Cabinetpak". Even then I thought it was way too much money for what they did, simply putting new doors & veneers on your existing casework. You could pretty much get new cabinets for the same price or slightly more, especially if you have run of the mill, "so-so" cabinets & drawers. I advised them against it, but the salesman's practiced schpeal carried more weight than me. If you're considering it, I'd definitely get quotes on all-new cabinets 1st.
Dan

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As for Sears, or anyone else, the answer is the same: what you end up with is old, tired cabinets that look OK until you open them up. Ours were 21 years old. We figured if we refaced them we'd have the same problems after refacing. So we nuked 'em. Now we have what we want. Good luck, Ken
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"drcraven" wrote in message

You wouldn't get a $5k paint job on a car worth $1k, why would you think about doing this to your kitchen?
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being a cabinet installer and trim carpenter i get to hear from customers what kind of coin Sears wants for "refacing"...it is typically in my area the same or cheaper to get decent "middle of the road" cabinets installed(complete turnkey, removal, install, etc) than it is to get them refaced... ------------------- Chris Perdue *All opinions are those of the author of this post* "Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug" http://hometown.aol.com/bugninva/MAINPAGE.html to reply take your PANTS off
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What shape are the rest of the cabinets in, ie. drawers, frames. Which goes to age and quality of the original cabinets. And the second ties in with the first. If your original cabinets are of a top quality, again frames and drawers, I would reface. Replacing top level dated looking cabinets with mid-level sparkling appearing cabinets is not the way I would go.
If your cabinets are marginal in looks and structure, as well as original quality then replace them.
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