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At First Response, our goal is to breathe new life into your existing cabinetry. We offer a beautiful, factory-style finish that looks brand new and is proven to withstand years of use, wear and tear.  Whether you're looking to enhance your current finish, lighten or darken your existing woodwork, or change the look of your cabinets completely with the addition of color, First Response can do it all.

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The cost to replace your cabinetry is immense. It can include new cabinets and countertops, hiring an installation contractor, drywall damage and repair, and plumbing services which are all common culprits for driving price up. With Cabinet Refinishing you will have a store bought quality finish at a fraction of the cost and will save thousands of dollars!


Replacing your existing cabinetry can take months to execute – From ordering the cabinetry, to demolition and installation, it is a very time consuming process which also leaves you without a kitchen! Our Cabinet Replacing Process  has a 5-7 Day turnaround time in which you still have complete kitchen access.


The first thing people notice about a house is the kitchen!  Whether you are planning on moving, staying, or somewhere in the middle - cabinet refinishing will give your kitchen that face lift you are looking for, without breaking your wallet.  Our cabinet coatings are meant to last.  Updated kitchens can help add 15% or more to your resale value!


Check out some of our favorite projects to date.

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After studying industry professional across the globe, we’ve developed a proprietary process consisting of high quality products and a stream-lined system to ensure optimum results. We use highly durable wood coatings designed by European chemists, which display excellent resistance to yellowing, a perfect fill and beautiful finish. Our team of First Responders works efficiently and methodically to disrupt your life and space as little as possible, narrowing our project turn-around time down to 5-7 days.

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Replacing your kitchen cabinets is the most expensive option between refinishing, refacing & replacing. For this process, your existing cabinets will be removed and replaced with brand new cabinets.  This process typically several contractors to put the kitchen back together. On top of being the most expensive option, this process will the longest - often taking several months to complete, and you will be without a kitchen throughout that process! 

Replacing your cabinets offers you new possibilities, but it is not a cheap option. According to current market trends, the price of a standard full kitchen renovation costs around $40,000+. Of course, various factors will affect that price. 


Refacing your cabinets involves keeping the current layout, but completely replacing the existing cabinet doors, fixtures and visible surfaces with a new face or veneer.  Some cabinet refacing projects can take as long at 8-12 weeks before the doors to arrive and another week to install.  This works well for homeowners who want a new shape for their cabinet doors and drawers but don’t have plans to change the existing kitchen cabinet layout.
If you plan to reface your cabinets, you can expect to pay somewhere around $10,000+ for just the doors. The final cost will ultimately depend on the size of your kitchen and the various options you choose.


Cabinet Refinishing is the most affordable and fastest option when considering to update your kitchen cabinets!  When choosing to refinish, we will be working with your existing cabinets and typically takes less than a week turnaround!  Our products are European wood coatings specifically meant for cabinets and furniture, and we add a catalyst that hardens and makes the products ultra durable!  We will give you that factory finish of new cabinets without the price tag of replacing!  We understand how disruptive our presence is to your daily life and routine, and have strategic systems in place to be as efficient and effective as possible. Much like a First Response team, we react quickly, safely and methodically to ensure your cabinets are saved!

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Our team is made up of  first responders - Buffalo Firefighters, Erie County Sheriffs, and a New York State Corrections Worker! – all trusted members of the community who serve selflessly, work diligently, and care deeply. We treat our customers with the highest respect, and the homes we work in are cared for as if they were our own.

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Michael is unbelievably talented.  His work ethic, creativity, attention to detail, and knowledge of her profession is outstanding!  he re-painted all our kitchen cabinets, moldings & wainscoting - we are thrilled with it all!  I have multiple pieces of furniture I am going to have him re-finish/paint next.  I recommend him to all my friends.  He is simply the BEST!

Mary • East Amherst, NY


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