Kitchen Saver of North Carolina

Frequently Asked Remodeling Questions

What is price matching?
We typically are able to match any fair quote by a reputable dealer in the area. The dealer's price we are matching must be located in North Carolina and the quote must be in writing and of comparable materials. This is not a guarantee that we will be able to match the price in question, but we will certainly try.
Should I reface or purchase new cabinets?
If your cabinet boxes are in good shape and you're not going to make a lot of changes to the layout then refacing would be a great option for you to take.
What part of the cabinets get refaced?
All outer exposed sides of the cabinets get refaced with the chosen veneer, which usually constitutes the facing and side(s) of the cabinets.
How much does it cost to reface a kitchen?
The cost to reface a kitchen can vary a lot depending on three main factors which are (1)cabinet door style, (2)wood or laminate reface and (3)size of the kitchen. Door style tends to affect the cost more with wood doors then it does with laminates, but in general the more intricate or detailed the door is the more expensive you can expect it to be. The type of material that is used in making the doors and veneer for the job play one of the largest roles in figuring the cost of the reface. A job done in cherry hardwood with stain and glaze would cost much more than a white laminate for the same size kitchen. The size of the kitchen is the final factor in determining the cost of the job. Of course the bigger the kitchen the more doors, drawer fronts, and veneers you will need thus the higher cost. Ok so how much does it cost? Below are 4 different reface quotes based on a 10 x 10 L-shape kitchen layout sample, the first 2 are in laminate and the second 2 are done in real wood with wood veneers.
  • White laminate Reface with DR8 doors and drawer fronts at $2800.09
  • Natural maple laminate reface with DR8 doors and drawer fronts at $3113.40
  • Real birch wood stained reface with SRP-10 doors and drawer fronts $4168.21
  • Real cherry wood stained reface with SRP-10 doors and drawer fronts $4698.52
Quotes are based upon a 10 x 10 kitchen layout sample, the price for your kitchen may vary according to size and options. Quotes are for refacing only, which includes new doors, drawer fronts, veneers, hardware, hinging and complete install of the said components included in the reface.
How long does it take to reface a kitchen?
In most cases a standard reface can take less than a week. The time can increase when additional work is required, such as reworking cabinets, installing low-voltage lighting, installing new countertops or any number of additional features or enhancements that you request for your kitchen.
How long does it take to remodel a kitchen?
The remodeling process can be fast or slow depending on a few variables. Some of these variables have to do with you while others have to do with us. The variables that are in your hands are the selection process and providing accessability to the house for the workers to perform their job. The selection process alone can take weeks with some customers and only a few days with others. The variables that are in our hands include the time it takes to get the cabinets and other materials for the job, coordinating plumbing and electrical subs if needed and the time to do the installation/remodeling. Cabinets typically take the longest of all the materials to get which can range from 4 - 6 weeks. Once we have all the materials we will start the remodel and typically it takes anywhere from 2 weeks for smaller jobs to over a month for larger jobs that require plumbing and/or electrical work.
Whats the difference between a reface and a remodel?
A remodel typically involves removal and installation of new cabinets, countertops and flooring. Countertops and flooring are almost always replaced when new cabinets are to be installed in an existing kitchen because tear out of existing cabinets almost never leaves you with a usable countertop and floor. Refacing involves refurbishing of the existing cabinets and does not require removal of any other parts of the kitchen, such as countertops and flooring. Although both can involve many other facets such as new floors, countertops, backsplashes, lighting and mouldings to name just a few.
How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen?
The cost of a full kitchen remodel can vary greatly depending on the grade of materials used and the size of the kitchen. A kitchen remodel can range any where from $15,000 to over $100,000. A good rule of thumb is to invest in your kitchen based upon the total value of your home at about 10 - 15%. If fair market value of your home is $200,000 your kitchen should be valued between $20,000 - $30,000.
Do you sub out any of the work that will be done on my kitchen?
No, the only work that will be subcontracted will be the electrical and/or plumbing if it is required for the job. If you have a prefered plumber or electrician we would be happy to have you use them or we can provide you with a qualified professional. Other than those two cases all other work will be done by us.
What warranties do I get with my kitchen remodel/reface?
All of our workmanship carries a 2 year warranty from the day the job is completed. Also, most products we install carry some form of warranty from the manufacturer. Manufacturer warranties range from none on granite products all the way up to life-time warranties on certain hinges. Be sure to inquire about the specific warranties on the products you are interested in.
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