Many homeowners will be tempted to throw away their existing cabinets just because they are tired of the way they look. Cabinet refacing is a great option for homeowners who want a new look in their kitchen or bath and have cabinets that are in good condition. It is much less expensive to reface your existing cabinets than to chuck them in the dumpster.
How it works: Cabinet refacing begins with removing the cabinet doors, drawers and hinges. The front and sides of the remaining cabinet boxes are then covered in a special veneer. If new hinges are needed, they are installed next. New drawers and doors are then added. Lastly, new drawer pulls and handles are installed. Some homeowners also add crown molding, lighting, or other accessories to add to the finished look. Cabinet refacing completely changes the look and style of a kitchen or bath for a lower price than completely replacing everything.
Qualities needed for refacing: Not all cabinets are good candidates for cabinet refacing. Some things to look for are:
- Sturdy construction
- Plywood or MDF panels
- Smooth surfaces
- Solid hardwood face frames
- Internal hardware is in good working order (tracks, shelves, etc.)
Cabinet refacing is a great option for homeowners who have good working cabinets but are looking to update their kitchen or bath. If you have questions or need help deciding if cabinet refacing is right for you, please call or stop by our store in Raleigh, North Carolina. Here at Cornerstone Kitchens, we take immense pride in all of our work. We know that we can help you obtain the updated style that you are looking for in your cabinets.