Greening the home is a top priority today of many families who care about preserving the environment. Being committed to this does not require much effort and fortune. The truth is, the steps are easy and simple and families only need to be consistent to ensure that their home is energy efficient moving onwards.
The common ways of creating an abode that consumes less energy are by utilizing renewable sources of energy such as that from the sun and wind and changing old home fixtures to the eco-friendly ones.
If you’re renovating the house, particularly the kitchen, there’s also an eco-friendly way to update your cabinets. Instead of totally replacing the existing ones, refacing it is an ideal and more cost-effective move. And it also allows you to create a more modern look to your kitchen.
Refacing, according to home improvement experts, involves simply replacing the cabinet doors to create a new look. It involves the use of thin veneer to create new doors and drawer faces. The veneer can either be made from vinyl, laminate or genuine wood. Other materials can also be used such as glass which is best if you want to display some previous china or silverware.
Compare it to the cost of an average kitchen makeover that involves replacing the entire cabinets at more than $30,000 as of 2012, the refacing process would only cost you from $150 to $300 for every door. The experts recommend doing this stating that people actually just see the cabinet doors and not what it’s made inside.
Take note, however, that refacing your kitchen cabinets is best done by a professional as applying the veneer requires special skills.
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