Cabinet refacing is a big job, and one that you want to make sure is done right. Refacing your kitchen cabinets can refresh your space and help you update the look of your kitchen without having to replace your current cabinets.
Cabinet refacing is not a do-it-yourself project. You need to hire a professional who has the experience and knowledge to do the job correctly. Trying to save money by doing it yourself will likely end up costing you more in the long run. It may end up looking worse! It is not simply installing new cabinets, it is the replacement of veneers and other components that are cut to cover the existing cabinet finish.
Once you’ve decided to have your kitchen cabinets refaced, the first step is to remove all of the doors, drawers, and hardware. This can be a time-consuming process, but it’s important to do it right. Otherwise, you risk damaging your cabinet boxes during this phase of the refacing process. This is still the simplest part of cabinet refacing, and you may be encouraged to continue, but the greatest difficulty is in the measuring and cutting.
Before you start the refacing process, you need to take accurate measurements of your kitchen cabinets. This will ensure that the new doors and drawer fronts fit properly. Not measuring correctly is one of the most common mistakes made when refacing kitchen cabinets. This is where you will waste the most money.
When ordering material for cabinet refacing, always order more than you think you’ll need. It’s better to have too much material than not enough. This can be costly, however. If you run out of material in the middle of the project, it can be difficult to match the finish and style of the existing cabinets. If you are new to the process and not a professional cabinet refacer you will likely waste more product.
Avoid these four mistakes, and your kitchen cabinet refacing project will go smoothly. Hiring a professional, preparing your cabinets, taking accurate measurements, and ordering enough material are the keys to success. With a little planning and attention to detail, you can have the kitchen of your dreams!
Work with Desirable Kitchens and Refacing today to refresh your kitchen!