Cabinet decision: Refurbish or replace?
Refinishing is more expensive, but you can change the style of the cabinets by swapping the cabinet doors and drawer fronts, and applying veneers to the front frames and ends. This solution works best for cabinets with exposed face frames, although full overlay units can do this. Peel-and-stick kits are available at home centers, or you can pay for a closet for renovation per door from $ 150 per doorway to get the job done. With new hardware, including hinges and drawer guides, your cabinets can function like new. You can also make old closets work better by adding pull-out shelves, lazy susans, retractable trash and recycling bins, and other inexpensive upgrades.