When remodeling your kitchen, changing the look of the cabinets is one of the main updates that you’ll want to make. Instead of tearing out your cabinets that are structurally sound, consider cabinet refacing for a fresh new look.
With cabinet refacing, you get all the benefits of new cabinets at a fraction of the cost.
Cabinet refacing is a kitchen remodeling process where the old cabinet doors and drawer fronts are replaced with the desired cabinet door replacements. Then the cabinet face frames are also refaced at this time with wood veneers or other finishing methods to match the newly refaced doors and drawer fronts.
At Desirable Kitchens, we specialize in cabinet refacing. It is recommended that you use a professional for cabinet refacing. You can DIY this process with the right skills, patience, and a veneer kit that has wood veneers and application materials. You will also need to special order the cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
During a cabinet refacing project we remove the cabinet doors and drawers. We also remove the fronts of the drawers, leaving the rest of the drawer boxes intact.
We then cover the front portions of the cabinet boxes with a natural wood veneer or a melamine-based product called RTF.
The cabinet sides are then skinned with laminate or wood veneer.
If needed, we will add new door hinges or reuse the existing hinges as long as they are in good condition.
The new door fronts and drawer fronts are attached, along with new handles, drawer pulls, and other necessary fixtures are added. We can rescue your current hardware if it is in good condition.
We also offer additional accessories such as glass panels, lighting, or crown molding that can be installed along with your refreshed cabinets.
When you work with the professionals at Desirable Kitchens, you can expect cabinet refacing to take roughly 2-4 days. The length of time will depend on the size of your kitchen.
For a 3-day refacing job, you can expect us to arrive on Day 1 to remove the doors, hardware, and drawer fronts and begin veneering. Day 2 would be spent continuing the veneering, and Day 3, we will finish the veneering and then install that new door, drawer fronts, and hardware.
Unfortunately, not all cabinets are candidates for refacing. When evaluating your cabinets to determine if they can be refaced, we look for the following qualities:
If you want to learn more about cabinet refacing, read: What is refacing?
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