Finding a qualified Kitchen cabinet refacing
Experience: How long
has the cabinet refacing company been established.
Workmanship: Ask the refacer if he can schedule
you to view a kitchen that he has refaced.
as well as any defecive material should be backed by a warranty.
Quality Products: Wood
doors should be solid wood in your choice of wood species. Wood veneer should be furniture grade only. Ask
your refacer who his suppliers are.
Price: Ask the kitchen
refacer for a ball park figure on refacing your kitchen, before you have an in home
estimate. 'Instant Quote'. Refacing
on average should be 50% to 70% less than a new kitchen.
Preparing for Kitchen Cabinet
Empty: All of the
contents in your cabinets and drawers, must be removed.
countertops need to be completely cleared.
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Fixing: Any neccessary
repairs to the original cabinet boxes will be fixed before refacing starts.
Removing: Your old
cabinet door & drawer fronts will be removed and discarded.
Replacing: New, solid
wood, RTF, or plastic laminate door and drawer fronts will replace the old
refacing conssists of applying 1/4 inch real wood veneer (furniture grade) to all of the exposed area of
your original cabinet boxes. This veneer will be perfectly matched in the same material as your new cabinet
doors & drawers.
Adding: New handles,
knobs or pulls will then be added to the doors and drawers.
Adding: All new
moulding will then be applied.
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Extras:
cabinets are not the only thing that can be refaced. Refacing a countertop in your choice of materials is
always a welcome option.
Cabinets: With cabinet refacing you will have the choice of adding additional
Cabinet Door Sizes: If
you have a large single cabinet door, you can have it changed to a double door.
Island: Add a new island for
dining, or for extra counter space.
Scheduling for Kitchen Cabinet
cabinet refacing there will often be plumbers and electricians installing new lighting or sinks and hooking
up new appliances. Make sure your refacer will orchestrate everyone involved with your remodeling project,
so you won't have to.
Hiring: Some of the
major kitchen cabinet companies insist on using their own plumbers, electricians, etc.. Some people prefer
this to having to hire proffessionals on their own, however, there is no guarantee that you will not be
paying top dollar for their proffessionals. A refacer should give you the option of using his, or
hiring your own proffessionals.
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing in 2-4
refacing an average size kitchen usually takes between 2-4 days. Larger kitchens, building extra
cabinets, or adding an island, will lengthen the time.
No Mess Kitchen Cabinet
cabinet refacing will make the least mess of all your kitchen remodeling options. In fact, you
will still be able to have access to your kitchen during the cabinet refacing
No Fumes: You can
breath easy during your kitchen cabinet refacing project. Any spraying, cutting or staining to your doors,
is all done in the factory, ahead of time.
Clean: Once your
cabinet refacing is complete your kitchen will be mess free. Often refacers will take before and after
Transforming Kitchen Cabinet
New: Cabinet refacing
will have your kitchen looking brand new. Noone will be able to tell that you hadn't completely replaced
your cabinets. You have probably visited many, refaced kitchens without ever knowing they were
Beautiful: After seeing
their newly refaced kitchen, many people cannot believe the beautiful transformation from their old kitchen
to their new one.
Durable Kitchen Cabinet Refacing:
Sturdy Cabinet box: The
best part about cabinet refacing is that you are not settling for less. Your old cabinet boxes were
actually better constructed than the new cabinet boxes of today that are made from particle board. Any
minor repairs to old cabinet boxes will be done before starting cabinet refacing.
Adding Veneer: Applying
1/4 inch real wood veneer (furniture grade) to your old cabinet boxes is no different than the factory
applying veneer to new cabinets. You can expect your refaced cabinets to stand the test of time. With
average wear and tear they could easily last 25 years or more.