Cabinet refacing is probably the most economical improvement you can make to your outdated Rhode Island kitchen and the one that brings the biggest ROI (return on investment).
With cabinet refacing you completely change the color and/or wood grain, change the drawers and doors, and all the knobs, handles and hinges, but the cabinets' frame is kept.
For those concerned about the environment, cabinet refacing is a great way to keep a lot of trash off the landfills.
In Rhode Island, a professionally done cabinet refacing job for a typical kitchen (around 10 feet by 12 feet), starts at around $1500 for laminate.
Other materials like real wood veneer can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $9,000.
The final cost will depend a lot on the condition of the cabinets and the materials and features you choose.
It's cheaper to reface your kitchen cabinets. The cost can be from 40% to 50% cheaper than the cost of replacing the cabinets.