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HoustonAerosFan

10:45AM | 10/05/03
Member Since: 05/12/03
67 lifetime posts
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When should one consider refinishing cabinets rather than replacing them? Or v.v., when should you consider replacing them rather than refinishing?

My situation (both kitchen and bath) - 20 year old builder's grade cabinets, showing some outside wear and tear, inside OK minus a sunken bottom due to a minor dishwasher leak many years ago. Drawers frequently breaking, doors OK. Would like to replace el cheapo tops with Corian. Configuration more or less OK (need a center vanity in the bath), color not.

BTW, anyone got a $/ft2 for Corian?

Thanks

MD-Bob

04:45PM | 10/23/03
Member Since: 10/22/03
18 lifetime posts
I've just went thru a similar analysis. I concluded that repairing and refacing cheapo builder cabinets and topping them with corian is a bad investment. The corian is going to cost about $150-200 per lineal foot. For only slightly more we went with new cabinets and a formica top wih a nice wood edge. The formica costs about $30 per LF and if I tire of it in 5 years it can be replaced and I still have new cabinets.

HoustonAerosFan

05:11PM | 10/23/03
Member Since: 05/12/03
67 lifetime posts
I've decided to go with new oak cabinets - custom made.

Looking now for a good solid surface top now. Corian is too expensive, the "Marble Crafters" stuff at H*** D**** looks cheap and only comes in two colors.

There seem to be a ton of small manufacturers who make solid surface bathroom sinks (it's pretty easy technology), but seeing one in person is the problem.

Any suggestions?


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