If you are concerned about cabinet refacing costs then you might want to hold off on that part of your kitchen remodel after you get other elements in. Now, there are a couple of ways to keep cabinet refacing costs down, and which one you choose is going to depend on your time. For example, if you do it yourself, you can save a ton of money. The biggest drawback is that it might take you longer than it would a contractor. At the same time, having a contractor do the work will probably be faster but will likely be more expensive.