If you love your kitchen layout but hate your kitchen cabinets, consider having the cabinets refaced. Refacing cabinets transforms their appearance and makes them look new, but you'll pay less than you would if you bought new cabinets. Here's a look at how refacing works.
Meet With A Cabinet Refacing Service
Have your cabinets checked to make sure they are suitable for refacing. Refacing only changes the exterior appearance of the cabinets. It doesn't change the size or location of the upper or lower drawers or cabinets. Plus, your cabinets need to be in good shape. If they're old and worn out, replacing them might be a better option unless they are old solid wood cabinets that can be restored. Once you've decided refacing is a good option, you can pick out the style of cabinet drawers you want and choose the veneer.
Decide If You'll Reuse The Hardware
The cabinet refacing contractor will let you know if the old hardware is in good enough shape to use again. If you need to save money, you might reuse the handles and hinges, especially if you like the way they look. However, styles in handles change too, so this is a good time to upgrade to a more modern style. If you're going to have new hardware put on, you'll need to pick it out when you choose the doors and veneer for the project. Once that's settled, the contractor will set the appointment for the work, and you can clear your cabinets out before the crew arrives.
Transform Your Cabinets With A New Look
Cabinet refacing entails removing all the doors and drawers. With those out of the way, a veneer can be applied carefully to the cabinet frame. You can choose any color or wood look you like. You can go from dark cabinets to white or from white to dark, depending on your preferences. Putting on the veneer is a slow and careful process so the end result is flawless. When that's done, new doors and drawers are added along with the new handles. Your cabinets will look new and you can be satisfied you saved money by refacing rather than installing entirely new cabinets.
When you meet with the cabinet refacing contractor, you'll be given an estimate of the time frame for completing the job. It may take a few days to complete depending on the size of your kitchen. Refacing is usually a slow and meticulous process which is a combination of artistry and skill so your cabinets look brand new.