on kitchen cabinet refacing
The main idea behind kitchen
cabinet refacing starts
when you start getting little bit tired about the look
of your formerly so modern looking kitchen. From changing
the entire kitchen to only kitchen cabinet refacing many
different options are available. This article would like
to give you some clues on how to get the refacing process
sorted out beforehand and get a better feel of what you
can expect after its done. Without any doubt, kitchen
cabinet refacing is a very simple and fast approach of
getting a new fresh look into one of the most used parts
of your home.
Before you get into kitchen cabinet refacing make sure
you see the pros and cons of this approach, compared
to changing the entire kitchen.
Advantages of kitchen cabinet refacing
- Refacing and exchange work on your kitchen cabinet
will be done within a very short time. The actual process
of changing the fronts of your drawers and doors, together
with applying the new surface to the outside of the
cabinets is usually done within a day or two. Without
lots of dusty work, as little to no adaptation is necessary.
- It is a rather cheap way of getting a totally fresh
look into your kitchen, compared to the investment
in a new kitchen.
The backside of refacing
- Only the look changes. As simple as this, with changing
of the fronts of the kitchen, the cabinets and all
kitchen appliances still stay the same. So think about
that old oven which is now over 20 years old and ask
yourself if you still want to use it, even after you
changed the kitchen design completely.
you think about refacing or kitchen cabinet remodeling,
make sure you understand that the result will be a
fresh new looking kitchen, with the same cabinets distribution
and appliances. “So you might as well think about
changing that old kitchen exhaust hood as well at the
Steps to get your kitchen refaced
- Find different cabinet makers or kitchen cabinet
refacing companies around your area and invite them
at your house. Most of the companies have franchisers
all over the country, so have a look on the web and
at your local yellow pages. Make sure you get at least
three different once giving you a quote.
- Work together with them, get some ideas and have
them set up a kitchen design plan or if possible get
some kind of 3D picture of what your kitchen would
look like after the refacing. Today many refacing companies
offer this kind of computer generated kitchen plan.
Make sure you are not just thinking about the optical
changes like drawer fronts and doors or kitchen top,
but also if there is any need to change further hardware.
Like drawer guides, hinges and cabinet shelf boards.
- Compare the different cost estimates, have a look
on the quality of material they are offering and the
timeframe they are planning the work will need. Than
choose the one out of the kitchen refacing companies
which you like most and go for it.
- Usually the kitchen cabinet refacing will be done
in one or two days, depending on the size of the kitchen.
It consists of changing drawer and door fronts, changing
the kitchen top (if needed) and refacing the outsides
of the cabinets.
So after the kitchen
cabinet refacing process, with
changing drawer fronts, doors and putting a new kitchen
top in, you will have this feeling of beautiful new kitchen.
Make sure you spend some extra money and effort in upgrading
drawer slides as well. In case you need to upgrade some
of your kitchen appliances, you may also want to do it
right at the same time as your kitchen cabinet refacing process.