The kitchen cabinets, along with your appliances, pretty much define the style of the room. Obviously, if you have old cabinets that haven't been updated for years, they can make your entire kitchen look out of style. Unfortunately, most homeowners don't have the money to go out and buy a brand new custom cabinet system for their kitchen. But, you can probably afford to update your cabinets by refacing them.
Refacing kitchen cabinets is relatively cheap and easy way to redefine the style and bring them up to date. This article explains exactly how cabinet refacing works.
Refacing Is Affordable
The beauty of cabinet refacing is that you can do a fair amount of the work yourself if you want to save even more money on it. Of course, even if you just let the professionals handle the entire process, it is going to be a fraction of the cost of a full cabinet replacement. The first step in cabinet refacing is to have a professional construction management service come to your house so they can take a look at your cabinets and measure for the size of the replacement doors and drawers. The doors and drawers will obviously need to be built in a shop by professional cabinet maker. But, while this is being done, you can remove the existing doors and drawers, empty out the cabinets, and get the space ready for the refacing.
Professionals will remove the top layer from your cabinets by sanding off the stain. This sanding process creates a lot of sawdust, but the mess can be easily contained. Then, the cabinet boxes that are still attached to the wall will be restained. This same stain will be applied to the doors and drawers before they are even brought to your house. The final step is to hang the new doors and drawers once the cabinet box boxes are finished being stained. This is a part of the job that you might be able to do yourself, but it can be a little difficult, so it is probably best to just leave it to professionals.
When you're having your cabinets refaced, you can either keep the same molding, or have a new product installed. It is usually better to have a new product installed because the molding can definitely date your cabinet. Molding, besides the doors and drawers, is one of the defining style features of your cabinet system. So, you might as well completely overhaul of your style and replace the molding as well.
Many homeowners end up been surprised how dramatically different their kitchen cabinets look once they have refaced them. It is one of the cheapest ways to make your kitchen more functional and stylish for a minimal monetary investment.