Industry Update 2023

Kitchen Remodeling


Let’s Face It can provide a facelift for your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a full remodel.

After many years of living in the same home, it becomes easier to spot the areas where we’d like to have a fresh look. However, the prospect of a full kitchen remodel often causes people to delay that update. Between the permitting, the disruption of your family’s daily life and the length of time, it’s not very convenient—not to mention the cost.

Cabinet refacing is a cleaner and more organized approach to remodeling—an alternative that more homeowners are embracing. Let’s Face It, established in 1984, is the oldest cabinet refacing company in Southeastern Pennsylvania and has continually developed modern, state-of-the-art technology and design to reface and enhance an outdated kitchen for 60 percent less than a full remodel, and often in as little as five days. Locally owned and operated by David Cerami, CKBR, Let’s Face It (LFI) has worked with thousands of homeowners and is nationally recognized as a pioneer in the cabinet refacing industry.

A consultation with homeowners will include the clients’ ideas being heard, as well as the designer presenting options that will bring those ideas to life. “We want to look at the rooms that are adjacent to the kitchen, especially if it’s an open concept floor plan, and suggest something complementary so the space will flow,” says LFI Senior Designer Beth Soldswisch.

Using existing cabinet framework (if structurally sound), LFI replaces the doors and drawer fronts with designer-quality products. LFI covers the cabinet boxes with matching veneers and panels and the company’s environmentally friendly process uses low-odor, non-toxic, EPA-regulated water-based adhesives.

Clients can choose any style door, from Shaker, modern and minimalist to traditional and more. LFI also offers durable painted products in a wide range of colors with custom colors also being available.

“The industry is heading toward products that are more durable, longer lasting and easy to clean, especially for homes with children,” Soldswisch says. “3DL finish is considered identical to a painted design and is also offered in a contemporary or primitive wood grain, available in classic Shaker, raised panel traditional and the European modern total-flat panel.”

3DL finish is also chip resistant and cleans with soap and water.

LFI can take the cabinets a step further than others in this industry thanks to its full-service local wood shop. Clients may choose to add a new countertop as well, such as quartz or granite, and both products are now offered with lifetime sealers, in addition to tile and glass backsplashes with high-performance, factory-sealed grouts. LFI also has licensed mechanical contractors, electricians and plumbers on staff.

“Nearly everyone gets our LED under-wall cabinet strip lighting which is longer-lasting and 80 percent less costly to use than incandescent lighting,” notes Soldswisch.

On completion, projects are certified with a lifetime cabinet refacing warranty. LFI maintains a stellar reputation in the industry, with a 97.8 percent Guild Quality performance rating—one of the highest grades in the industry—and has been recognized with several Best of House & Home awards.