Some companies use "refacing" to mean refinishing. But that's not what Showplace Renew is. Other people think that refacing means somehow adding a new face or outer surface to existing cabinet doors. That's not Renew either.
When you reface with Renew, the old cabinet doors go away. You get entirely new hardwood doors and drawer headers, with lifetime-warranty quality. (And with Renew, you do get genuine hardwood, not a "manufactured wood" substitute.) You also get fine veneers finished to match, applied directly to the face frames of your cabinets. In other words, Renew gives anything external a fresh new face. Renew also offers hardwood end panels, appliance faces, and anything else in the vast range of Showplace offerings.
In fact, this is what sets Renew apart from most other refacing options. With Renew refacing you do have the option to add completely new Showplace cabinets and accents to your design. Add a new island or peninsula. Add a hardwood range hood. Or even take out a wall and extend the kitchen design. Showplace Renew gives you this unique and valuable freedom.