Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a layer of real wood or plastic laminate. The best quality refacing companies use at least ¼” thick real wood rather than a thin layer of veneer. Doors and drawer fronts are replaced to match or complement the new veneer. New hinges, knobs, pulls, and molding complete the transformation.
What Are Your Refacing Options?
Your choices for the finished look of your cabinets are virtually limitless. Woods are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, textures, grains, and more, which you can mix or match to get a relatively low-cost kitchen facelift.
Rigid thermofoil (RTF) doors, which feature a durable plastic coating over fiberboard, are an affordable alternative to wood or laminate doors.
Plastic laminates come in hundreds of colors and patterns, are durable and moisture-resistant, and are reasonably priced. You can pick matching or contrasting laminates for your doors and drawer fronts.
Real wood doors include many standard species, such as oak, cherry, and maple, and you also can choose from an array of stain colors. Wooden doors are the most expensive refacing option, but are still up to 50% less than buying all new cabinets that replace your existing cabinet boxes. Wood must be carefully sealed to protect against moisture, which is the job of a professional quality stain or glaze.
How Do I Know If My Cabinets Are Good For Refacing?
Refacing is feasible if your existing cabinet boxes are structurally sound and in good condition. (Note: your cabinet doors do not have to be in good shape to be refaced, as they will be replaced by all new doors). Particleboard cabinetry sometimes requires fasteners, in addition to adhesives, to ensure that the veneer is secure. Again, the better choice is to select a company that uses at least ¼” wood and not thin veneers, and replaces your old doors. This real wood refacing option works even if your doors are warped, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
How Are They Installed?
A professional design consultant visits your home and reviews the options for your project. Then, together you explore the possibilities at our Cabinet Cures® showroom, where your vision becomes reality. Once you select your wood species, new designer color, and door face design, we do the rest.
We begin by removing your old doors and recycling them. We then custom finish all doors and drawer faces in our state-of-the-art facility. Only the cabinet boxes are refaced in your home. Don’t worry, the mess stops with us and you are still able to use your kitchen throughout the entire process.
Most jobs are finished in 5 days or less. Small jobs may only take 2-3 days. Your design consultant will support you throughout the entire process, from original consultation to final walk-through.