Cabinet Remodeling Process

What’s the Cost To Refinish Cabinets?

If you’re looking to update the color of your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, the most efficient way to do so is with a cabinet refinishing.

The cost to refinish cabinets in Arizona ranges from $2,000 to over $10,000, but the price can vary depending on a variety of factors. For the most accurate estimate for your refinishing project, contact a professional or give the experts at Cabinet Coatings of America a call at 480-641-9611.

In this article, we’ll go over:

  • What’s included in a cabinet refinishing
  • What factors impact a cabinet refinishing cost

Want to refinish your cabinets? Contact us online or call 480-641-9611. One of our cabinet experts will come to your home for a same-day, no-obligation quote for a cabinet refinishing.

What Is a Cabinet Refinishing?

The cabinet refinishing process can vary from company to company, but generally involves:

  1. Stripping the existing finish from your cabinet boxes, doors, and drawer fronts.
  2. Sanding the cabinets to prepare them for the new finish.
  3. Applying the new finish of your choice to the cabinets.

Cabinet refinishing is different from cabinet refacing (also called cabinet resurfacing), which is a refinishing that also includes new cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

Learn more about the differences in our blog, “Cabinet Refinishing vs. Refacing vs. Remodeling.

Now, we’ll go over the factors that will determine what you’ll actually pay for a cabinet refinishing.

Factors That Impact Cabinet Refinishing Costs

The actual cost of your cabinet refinishing will depend on the:

  • Size and number of cabinets you have
  • Condition of your cabinets
  • Style of cabinets you have
  • Quality of your new finish
  • Professional you hire
  • Features you upgrade

Let’s cover each factor in detail.

Number and Size of Cabinets

More cabinets requires more time and labor to strip, sand, and refinish them.

The more cabinets you have and the bigger they are, the more it will cost to refinish them.

Bigger and longer rows of cabinets will require more finish and more time and labor to strip, sand, and refinish them.

You’ll also pay more to refinish:

  • Extra tall cabinets
  • Additional cabinets or nooks above upper cabinets
  • Crown molding that extends to the ceiling

You’ll also pay more to repair any damage to the cabinets.

Cabinet Condition

If your cabinets need fixing up before they get refinished, this will increase the project’s overall cost. Any repairs will require more time and labor from the professional, which will drive up the cost.

For example, some cabinets need minor repairs like:

  • Patching old screw or nail holes
  • Filling minor cracks
  • Solidifying frames

If your cabinets are water damaged or in really poor condition, you’ll be better off replacing them. The cost of applying a new finish to old cabinets won’t be worth it because the new finish won’t last long.

You can learn more about when you should replace cabinets in our blog.

The style of cabinets you have also determines how much you’ll pay to refinish them.

Cabinet Style

Cabinets with ornate detailing, beveling, molding, and more will require more time, labor, and money to refinish.

If the style of cabinets you have is more detailed, it will require more time and labor to strip the existing finish.

You’ll pay more if your cabinets have:

  • Ornate detailing
  • Beveling or molding
  • Beaded or decorative paneling
  • Crown molding

The finish you choose will also impact your refinishing cost.

Finish Quality

A high-quality finish will increase the overall cost of your cabinet refinishing.

That said, high-quality finishes will last much longer than lower-quality finishes, making them worth the additional cost.

At Cabinet Coatings, we use only the highest quality finishes on your cabinets. Our acrylic, waterborne coating—which comes in just about any color—is guaranteed to not chip, crack, or fade for 5 years after we refinish your cabinets. If it does, we’ll come back and fix it.

Like quality finishes, quality professionals are the way to go.

Professional You Hire

You’ll pay more for more experienced cabinet professionals, but they’re always worth it in the long run.

Better-quality, more-experienced professionals will:

  • Do the job right the first time. Experienced professionals deliver quality work and know the little details that make the difference. At Cabinet Coatings, we have more than 25 years of experience refinishing cabinets and make sure to treat your home as if it were our own.
  • Back their work with warranties. Most cabinet companies worth hiring will guarantee their work and the products they use—like the 5-year warranty we offer on our finish.
  • Recommend the best option for your cabinets. If your cabinets can’t support refinishing, a good cabinet expert will tell you and give you the best recommendations for your kitchen or bathroom.

You’ll also pay more if you opt for upgraded features and techniques.

Upgraded Features

Your cabinet refinishing will increase with:

  • Upgraded hardware (soft-close hinges, new drawer tracks, etc.)
  • New handles and knobs on cabinet doors and drawer fronts
  • Special finish techniques (like glazing or antiquing)

Although these features increase your overall cost, they can easily make your kitchen or bathroom’s upscale look and feel worth it.

Want to Refinish Your Cabinets? Call Cabinet Coatings Today.

Schedule an appointment online or call us at 480-641-9611. Our finishing pros will talk with you about the new finish you want and any other updates you’re looking for. Then, we’ll give you a free, same-day in-home or virtual consultation for refinishing your bathroom or kitchen cabinets.

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Chuck Derouen

For 20 plus years chuck has been helping homeowners make decisions on how to bring new life into their kitchens. Most homeowners know what they want but don’t know how to communicate it. When chuck does the in-home consultation he draws from the client and uses his expertise to help them bring their imagination to life (achieve the look they imagine.) Chuck dubs himself a “professional mind maker upper.”

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