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North New Jersey Kitchens: Reface, Replace or Mix and Match?

North New Jersey Kitchens: Reface, Replace or Mix and Match?

Having a hard time deciding between Replace your Kitchen, replacing it or doing a bit of both and mixing and matching. By the end of this you will have a better idea on how to decide what the best option is for you.


Replacing your kitchen can be pricey but sometimes there is no way around it. Take a look at the foundation, if there is rotting, warping or irreparable wear and tear, these are signs that it is time for a brand new kitchen.


Refacing your cabinets is giving your kitchen a "fresh" look without the price of replacing everything. You would want to do this if your kitchen is in fairly good shape and the only real issues are cosmetic. Refacing your kitchen is great when you feel that it is becoming boring, bland or the cabinets are chipping and you want a refresher.

Mix & Match

This is an option often over looked, maybe the foundation is fine but the doors and drawers are falling apart, you can choose to just replace the doors and drawers. This is becoming an option when people are just tired of the look of their kitchen also. Sometimes it is only a few doors or drawers, or just replacing part of the foundation, these are all viable reasons you would choose this option.

So what is the best option for you?

1. Take a good look at the foundation:

is it rotting, warped or sagging? You will definitely want to go with replacing, this is your best economical option in the long run. (Why you don't want to reface: if you will need to replace it in the near future there is no sense in spending your money on refacing.)

2. Is EVERYTHING in good condition that you will get at least 3-4 years out of it?

If so then getting a Fresh look is perfect, Reface it! This option is good if you're just tired of the look of your kitchen. Don't forget hardware is a great way to give your refaced cabinets a fresh look with out getting new doors and drawers.

3. Mix & Match: although not always ideal, replacing some stuff and not everything. Have a little bit of both 1 and 2 going on… Mixing & Matching is a great option for you, saves you a bit of money with out the expense of a full kitchen. Beware of what you are replacing your current kitchen with, If you have a high quality kitchen don't skimp on replacing things, you want to give your house a greater value not a lesser

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We hired Spectrum to paint, wallpaper, remove wallpaper, build a closet, remove popcorn ceilings, and other related jobs that came up. Each day I was greeted with a smile and handshake from the crew leader and his team. At the end of the day, their enthusiasm was as strong as it was in the morning. Just an amazing group of dedicated, hardworking people. They finished our condo in record time, covered our floors and furniture, what little we had. I am sorry that we have to stop at 5 stars. They deserve at least double that number! We moved into a condo and they were careful also about the common areas, putting down tarps and board to keep the dust off the rugs and not track onto the carpet. The building staff was so appreciative!
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Elyse L. | Aug/30/2016
I feel like I have a new Kitchen and would highly recommend them for any Job. The Price was very reasonable. Spectrum Painting just finished Refinishing my Kitchen Cabinets and did an Amazing Job. I feel like I have a new Kitchen and would highly recommend them for any Job. Marcin was on time each day, very Professional, Friendly and did a Fabulous Job. Even with Covid the men were very careful, wore masks and closed off my kitchen from the rest of my home. The Price was very reasonable.
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