The Cost To Refinish Kitchen Cabinets Beautifully vs Replacing Them

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This Is How Much People Around Marblehead, Massachusetts Are Investing In Their Kitchens

The cost to refinish kitchen cabinets around Marblehead, on average, ranges from $4,850 to $7,260 (which is way cheaper than replacing them).

Find the other price ranges and more below-

Refinish Or Replace?

“I mean, what’s the difference really?” asks Daniel.

“For one, the cost to refinish kitchen cabinets vs replacing them is way different. Also, refinishing basically means renewing the paint and finish. Replacing them involves getting new cabinets, installation, etc,” answers Ashley.

“Speaking of cost, what’s the price tag for refinishing kitchen cabinets?” asks Daniel. Ashley shrugs. “I have no idea. Let’s Google it! But skip the Home Advisor stuff, like we did when looking up reasons to refinish our cabinets.”

Daniel nods in agreement. “Yeah, maybe we can find something with more local numbers. Mabe a contractor finally put pricing on their site,” he jokes. The couple starts searching on their phones.

Here’s what they find out:

How Much It Costs To Refinish Kitchen Cabinets


The cost to refinish kitchen cabinets changes based on how many cabinet openings you have. A small kitchen can cost between $1,965 to $3,650. The average kitchen can cost $4,850 to $7,260. A large kitchen can cost $8,500 to $10,890.

Small kitchens normally have 8 to 15 cabinet openings. The average kitchen has between 20 and 30 cabinet openings. Larger kitchens have 35-45 cabinet openings.

*Prices are averages and do not include painting the interior of the cabinets and any specialty coatings. They also do not include the cost of installing new hardware if it requires drilling new holes. You’ll receive an exact quote for your unique kitchen cabinet painting after the in-home consultation.

The Cost Of Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets vs Replacing Them


The cost to refinish kitchen cabinets vs replacing them is usually two to four times less than replacing them. 

Refacing your kitchen cabinets with new doors is about twice as expensive as refinishing. To replace everything is four times more expensive than refinishing.

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“Wow, I wasn’t actually expecting to find pricing like this on a contractor’s website,” says Daniel in surprise. “Me either,” agrees Ashley. “Let’s see what else we can find on this blog.”