Refacing your kitchen cabinet is a fast and economical way to bring an outdated look to your kitchen and to upgrade to a brand new style. Kitchen cabinet refacing involves refacing your existing cabinet fronts with a strong, durable plywood veneer, and then a topcoat of high-quality, maintenance-free laminates are applied over the veneer. This process allows you to create a new and modern look for your kitchen that will be easy to keep up with.
Why Choose Cabinet Refacing Over Just Painting? Because refacing your cabinets gives you the opportunity to add incredible depth and dimension to your kitchen, and because it creates a beautiful and modern look that’s easy to maintain. When you choose refacing over painting, the cabinets are sanded to create a smooth surface, then the veneers or wood layer is applied. The refacing process allows you to create an illusion of a deeper, more extensive wood quality than you might get with just painting. Painting can chip and stain over time, creating an appearance of a shabby, worn out counter. Refacing also helps give your cabinets a clean, fresh look that is easier to keep up than continually painting the cabinets.
Who Benefits From Kitchen Cabinet Refacing? Interior designers love kitchen cabinet refacing because it gives them the opportunity to create a modern, streamlined feel to their kitchens. For homeowners, refacing adds depth and dimension to a room that might be lacking in either; a classic kitchen design can become modern by simply adding new cabinet fronts and drawer fronts, or by changing the knobs and handles on the cabinets. Interior designers use kitchen cabinet refacing to update a kitchen as it is often remodeled for a new home or because a previous owner did not update or alter the space too much. This method is also useful because refacing is simple, inexpensive and can be done in a relatively short period of time.
There are many other reasons why homeowners choose kitchen cabinet refacing over simply painting or refinishing kitchen cabinets. When you change the hardware on the cabinets, you can change the look of the whole room. Some people opt for new cabinet doors that are a certain color or pattern because these can complement the existing design on the cabinets, or they can coordinate with existing design elements.
To have your cabinet refacing job done right, you’ll need to purchase new drawer fronts and end panels as well as the new drawer pulls and door hardware. If you already have existing hardware and doors, simply add new door hardware to the holes you created with the veneers. Then install the new drawers and doors, following the instructions for installing new cabinet frames in your particular case. Most hardware companies offer installation kits that are easy to follow. You may want to enlist the help of a friend or a family member to help hold down the framing as you install the new drawer fronts and end panels.
Do-it-yourself kitchen cabinet refacing is a great way to make a small space look larger. Your existing cabinets will be transformed into useful storage areas and you can find ways to use all the space you have available. The result will be more counter space and extra cupboards. You can find a lot of information about do-it-yourself projects on the Internet, so it won’t be hard to find instructions and kits to complete your project. You can also purchase readymade cabinet refaces from wood refinishing company. Just remember to measure your cupboards before you buy, as kitchen magic comes at a price.