You’ve been living with the same bathroom and kitchen for so long, you’ve thought about the expensive undertaking of remodeling, and you’ve even contemplated selling your house and buying another one just to have something different for a change.

But wait. Before you throw in the towel and invest a lot of money into remodeling or put your house on the market, there is an easier and cheaper way to get a different look, and that is to give your kitchen and bath a facelift by refacing the cabinets.

Yes, you heard right. That’s all. Just change the cabinet facings in both rooms.

You will be amazed at the difference this will make. It will give you the new view you’ve been wanting, but will save money and work as well.

No need for doing the floors, walls, or putting in new appliances, islands, or basins or tubs.

Focus on the cabinets. For some ideas, do a search online for new cabinet facings, or visit your local super hardware store.

If you’re tired of your dark cabinets, go with white, which always makes a kitchen or bath look fresh, new, and larger than it really is.

Since you’re saving so much money with refacing, you’ll have a little to splurge on the hardware. Buy fancy knobs and hinges. Do you like the crystal look? Or the retro look of the Fifties or Sixties, or even something older, like Victorian?

If you’re handy with tools but need a new set, then the first thing to do is get out your toolbox and take an inventory. If it’s been a while, you may have forgotten the tools you have and the tools you need. And if you’re like most people, you’ve loaned tools to neighbors, family, or friends, and have yet to get them back.

You have to have the right tools before you can begin your project, so make a list of the ones you’ll need.  If your drill bits need replacing, then Drillbit Best is a good website to check out. Here you’ll find reviews to help you choose the right ones for the job.

You may even find that you need to use tools you’ve never purchased before, so this would be a good excuse to add some new ones to your toolbox.

You’ll have a lot of fun creating the look for your new bathroom, and people will think you’ve spent a fortune.