Cabinet refacing is a cost-effective and time-efficient option for remodeling your kitchen. If your current cabinets are still sturdy, but the finish is old and the doors are outdated, cabinet refacing may be right for you.
- 80% of what the eyes see are your cabinet doors and drawers.
- By refacing, you already own over 1/2 of your new cabinets.
- Refacing installations are quick and reliable (in most cases, less than one week).
- Refacing a kitchen requires a minimal amount of inconvenience compared to major remodeling.
- Refaced cabinets with laminate or real wood veneer are easy to maintain.
- Choosing cabinet refacing will give you the industry’s best warranty and our huge selection of high-quality products.
The Cabinet Refacing Process
- One: Remove your old valance above the sink and all old trim molding on the cabinets.
- Two: Disconnect the sink and plumbing. We suggest if you don’t have shut-off valves at the water supply line that they are installed. You will then have water supply in the rest of the home during the refacing process.
- Three: Remove all your existing doors and drawer fronts. If you ordered a countertop, the old one is removed at this time.
- Four: Inspect cabinet frames for structural soundness. If there are loose parts, they are repaired or replaced.
- Five: If desired, flush out the bottoms of all wall cabinets. This will provide a smooth area for easier cleaning.
- Six: Wipe down all cabinet frames with a special cleaner to remove any grease or dirt. The cabinet surfaces to be refaced are then scuff-sanded to accept the lamination.
- Seven: If new drawer boxes are being installed, remove the existing boxes. Replace them with new drawer boxes that have easy glide tracks which will operate smoothly and quietly. You may want to upgrade to self closing drawers and soft closing hinges add pull out trays even trash can pull outs etc.
- Eight: Laminate all exposed surfaces with either laminate or real wood veneer depending on the type of door selection.
- Nine: Attach new cabinet drawer fronts securely to your drawer boxes.
- Ten: Install your new cabinet doors and laminate balance of cabinet frames and install drawer fronts.
- Eleven: Install the new countertop, if applicable, along with the sink and faucet.
- Twelve: Install the new matching molding where required giving the final professional finish.
- Thirteen: Wipe down and clean all cabinet surfaces of any remaining glue.
- Fourteen: Remove all debris resulting from the installation.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, the best home remodeling investment you can make is a minor kitchen remodel. This is the expected return upon resale of your home, but you must also consider how much more functional, attractive, and enjoyable your new kitchen will be.
** We beat the average minor & major kitchen remodel price as quoted by Remodeling Magazine.**
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Since cabinet refacing often costs less than a “major” kitchen remodeling project, your return on investment may well exceed the cost of the refacing project itself.