About Refacing Cabinets

A Little Information About Refacing Cabinets

Let's take a look at refacing and how we can help you to save thousands while freshening up that dated kitchen. 

First of all, many of the cabinets built 20 or 30 years ago were more solidly constructed than most modular, prebuilt cabinets today and it just does not always make sense to start from scratch.

Once it is determined that your cabinets are candidates for refacing, you will select wood species, stain colors and door styles for your new kitchen.  Once you have done so, we place the order and get your installation appointment scheduled (yes, we work weekends).  The process of "refacing" your kitchen will take 2 to 4 days.

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The Basics

The basic refacing project consists of installing new cabinet door and drawer fronts and covering the exposed face frames of the cabinets with a matching wood veneer. Most jobs take two to four days, depending on kitchen size and extras or adding an extra cabinet. The work itself is a standardized progression of tasks, generally handled by one or two technicians. They begin by removing doors and drawer fronts from cabinets and roughing up the old finish on face frames and side panels to prepare them for the new covering. They then glue and sometimes nail the new finish over the old, the nail holes filled and the seams and edges trimmed to make them unobtrusive. New panels or molding are used to trim out the exposed undersides of the upper cabinets to give them a finished look, and the base cabinet toekick will be replaced. Finally, the new cabinet doors and drawer fronts are attached, and new hardware is mounted on each of them.

Beyond the Basics

Choosing a finish material may be the most important decision a refacing customer makes, but it's by no means the only one. One particularly popular option is having old glides on kitchen drawers replaced with new side-mounted tracks.  In fact, many customers opt for completely new, custom-built drawer boxes.

We can also recommend someone to handle flooring and countertop installations, because homeowners often want to update the rest of their kitchen. And unless the sink and faucet are in good shape, we strongly urge replacing them along with the countertops. We can also custom-build new corner cabinets or over-the-refrigerator units to match old ones, and will add islands and crown molding. Don't forget that we sell lazy Susans, wine racks, pull-out trash bins, flip-out drawer fronts, pull-out shelves and other accessories.

Let's Get Started

Go ahead and browse through the "Cabinet Door" section and find the style of door you like and think about what wood grain you might like.  Examine the construction of our "Dovetail Drawers" and decide how many cabinet pullout shelves you would like or whether you would like hidden waste bins installed in your new kitchen. 

Refacing is not for every kitchen.  Sometimes we will encounter cabinets in such bad shape we have to replace them.

In the Golden Triangle area, call us toll free at 1-866-937-7429 and schedule an appointment for a consultant to come and help you to decide the best approach to refreshing your cabinets.