Kitchen cabinet refacing has become quite popular because it meets the needs of many homeowners wishing to upgrade their kitchens’ looks. But with so much talk about this process, we’ve found that a lot of confusion also still remains. To help answer some common questions we get about kitchen cabinet refacing, in a two-part series, we will answer some of the FAQs about refacing.
Q. What exactly is cabinet refacing?
A. Kitchen cabinet refacing involves the process of selecting new cabinet doors and drawer fronts and replacing the cabinets’ exposed surfaces with matching veneer. The new doors and drawer fronts are custom made to fit your cabinet boxes and the boxes are faced with wood to match the color you have chosen for your new doors and drawer fronts. When complete, the only untouched part of your old cabinet is the interior.
Q. What portions of my kitchen cabinets will be refaced?
A. Actually, when we do kitchen cabinet refacing, we will be both refacing and replacing of elements of your existing cabinets.
- Cabinet doors are removed and replaced
- Drawer front are removed and replaced
- The entire exterior portion of the cabinet boxes are veneered
- Fine trim and cabinet undersides are replaced
- · Hinges and glides are replaced
Q. Can my very old kitchen cabinets be refaced?
A. As long as your boxes are structurally sound, we will most likely be able to reface them. In fact, sometimes we find that the older kitchen cabinets are actually sturdier than the newer boxes, so they’re excellent candidates for refacing.
Q. Do you use real wood for the veneer?
A. Yes, and you can even select from a variety of wood species including alder, , birch, cherry, hickory, maple, oak and more!
Q. Could I reface my kitchen cabinets myself?
A. Kitchen cabinet refacing as a DIY project would be quite a challenging undertaking. It would be fairly easy to replace the kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts, but veneering is a skill that is best left to professional tradesmen like we have at Republic West Home. Cabinet veneering is not a skill that can be quickly learned.
Be sure to check out Cabinet Refacing FAQs Part 2 for more answers to refacing questions!
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