Kitchen Cabinets Refacing Refinishing:
Kitchen Cabinets Refacing Refinishing is the ideal choice for consumers that plan to keep the same kitchen layout, and the cabinets are in good condition, have a limited budget, want the work completed in days not weeks.
Kitchen cabinets refacing refinishing is a simpler, cheaper and far less intrusive solution.
Refacing existing kitchen accessories and cabinetry is a very popular way to give your kitchen a new and a fresh look to your kitchen for much less than the cost of replacing cabinets. Like any other home improvement it needs to be planned in order to take into consideration the things that you should into account before you make your decision on cabinet refacing and/or replacing.
When checking your options between refacing your kitchen cabinets or replacing them, keep in mind that refacing is far more affordable. Depending on the style you choose, you could save more than 50% when you choose refacing. New kitchen cabinets can start at $20k depending on the design of the kitchen. The kitchen refacing option on the other hand, offers huge savings.
For a fraction of the cost, refacing your old kitchen cabinets will give you the same brand new look as if you had replaced them. Kitchen cabinets refacing refinishing enhances your kitchen with the choice of your colour, design and accessory.
When choosing cabinet refacing the hassle of cleaning up after a demolition does not exist. When you consider refacing your old dull kitchen cabinets, you won’t have to worry about not being able to use your kitchen since 80 per cent of the work is handled at our workshop. The only time we will need to be in your kitchen is when the doors are ready to be installed.
Kitchen cabinet refacing refinishing eliminates the days, weeks and months that usually take with kitchen cabinets replacement.
A lot of detail work and time goes into cabinet refacing, and unless you have solid knowledge of the DO’s and DON’T’s, refacing is not a “do-it-yourself” job since you will require time and wood working skills to complete the job.
So be sure you have considered both the bad and good about your kitchen cabinet refacing. It is best to take some time before you make your decision, rather than regretting it afterwards.
Take a look at one of our recent kitchen refacing projects here:
- Vanity built in units
- Custom closets
- Kitchen refacing
- Light commercial mill work
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WHEN TO REFACE
If you like the current layout of your kitchen and the interiors of your cabinets are in good condition, your kitchen is a great candidate for cabinet refacing. The advantages of this type of project are:
The look of a kitchen makeover with less expense, mess and time.
Professional installation in two to five days, including project management from start to finish.
No hidden plumbing or electrical costs and no need to redecorate or change the flooring.
A wide variety of traditional and contemporary door styles and finishes to choose from.
Decorative hardware, moulding and other accessories available for a fully customizable look.
All cabinet installers are background checked, insured and licensed for a great service experience.
Looking for brand new cabinets? Check out our Kitchen Cabinets Buying Guide.
HOW IT’S DONE
New cabinet faces are installed in six simple steps:
1. All existing doors, drawer fronts and hinges are removed.
2. Cabinet surfaces are prepared for matching coverings.
3. Matching coverings are applied to all visible exteriors of the cabinets in laminate, vinyl or matching veneer.
4. Coverings are trimmed for the perfect fit.
5. New doors, drawer fronts, hinges and handles are installed.
6. The new look is complete. Crown moulding, light valances and other accessories can be added for decor and functionality.
Of all the various ways to remodel your kitchen, the most economical of all is to reface your existing kitchen doors. There are usually 3 ways to reface your kitchen cabinets and that is by
- Replacing your kitchen doors
Now don’t fool yourself that this is the best way to go even if you are on a limited budget. Kitchen cabinet door refacing can only be successful if the doors to be refaced are still in good condition. If the doors are not (severely) dented, peeling or rotting away then they are the ideal candidates for painting or refinishing.
KITCHEN DOOR PAINTING
Probably the best way to go when repainting kitchen doors is to use an enamel or oil based paint as they are much more harder wearing than their acrylic counterparts. Simply sand back your doors and putty the dings and dents. Use a brush or spray-gun to get the best effect.
Melamine or laminate doors will pose a bigger problem when it comes to repainting them as paint does not stick very well to either. Fortunately, paint manufacturers are now developing new laminate paint formulations that will adhere to melamine or laminate doors much better.
KITCHEN DOOR REFINISHING
If you have timber doors in your kitchen your best bet is to refinish them. This means sanding back your doors and panels in order to accept a stain (to change the colour) or keep the existing colour and just re-lacquer them.
Another method of refinishing is re-laminating or re-veneering the existing doors and panels. This can be achieved by gluing new laminate or timber veneer over all exposed surfaces in your kitchen. This method is more costly and time consuming as well.
KITCHEN DOOR REPLACEMENT
If the kids have been swinging on them for far too long, or they are water damaged and rotting away then no amount of paint camouflage is going to make them look good. The best thing to do is just replace them. Make sure that you replace the door hinges and hinge plates as they will probably be on their last legs as well. The only downside to replacing your kitchen doors is that all of the kitchen panels have to be replaced also.
Just remember, if your kitchen cabinets are falling apart then do not attempt to reface anything as you will be just throwing your money away. It is false economy and a waste of your hard work to find out a year or so later that the bottom of your cabinets are now the kitchen floor!
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