How to Reface Cabinets
Are you tired of your cabinets’ look, especially those in the kitchen, and do you want to change them now? Well, changing them isn’t exclusively tantamount to replacing them with new ones, especially if they’re still in a good structural condition.
If that’s the case, you might want to opt for cabinet refacing. It’s just basically the same with kitchen cabinet remodeling, but the former costs less and is less messy. Whether you just want to read how it’s done or learn how to do it, Cabinet Craft is here to walk you through the steps in cabinet refacing in Las Vegas.
What You Need to Consider First
In the meantime, cast aside brooding over the cost. Now, there are two essential things you need to consider first, such as who’ll reface your cabinets and which ones are good candidates for refacing.
Decide Who’ll Reface the Cabinets
Before anything else, you have to decide who’s going to reface your kitchen cabinets Las Vegas. You have two options. First, you can hire a professional from firms that specialize in performing cabinet refacing. The first option proves better than the second one if you can’t trust yourself to perform the refacing.
Second, you can transform yourself into a DIYer, which makes the second option more cost-efficient. If you’re good at measuring and cutting things accurately, then you shouldn’t have any problems at all. Head to your local hardware store. Buy a veneer kit and application materials. Special-order cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
Evaluate Cabinets to Reface
Mind that not all cabinets can be good candidates for refacing. Here are some elements of good cabinets for refacing:
- A sturdy box made of plywood or MDF panels must be smooth and in good condition because new veneers properly adhere to smooth solid surfaces.
- Face frames made of solid hardwood accept veneers and solidly anchor new doors.
- The box’s internal hardware must also be in good shape because cabinets whose drawers do not operate smoothly and that lack shelving and storage accessories may not be worth refacing.
Steps to Reface Cabinets
Now that you’ve decided who’ll reface the cabinets and evaluated good cabinets, you’re all set to reface your cabinets.
Remove Doors & Drawers of Cabinets
First, you have to remove the following parts of cabinets:
The rest must remain intact.
Cover the Cabinet Boxes & Sides
Second, you have to cover the cabinet boxes’ front portions with either natural wood veneer or RTF (Rigid Thermofoil), a melamine-based product. Then, as for the cabinets’ sides, cover them with wood veneer or laminate.
Add New Door Hinges
You may follow this step if it’s necessary for you to add new door hinges. However, if they’re still in good condition. I suggest you reuse them.
Install New Doors & Drawer Fronts
When you install new doors and drawer fronts, choose the ones that will complement your cabinet boxes and sides’ new skin.
Add New Cabinet Fixtures
This step is optional too. Just like door hinges, cabinet fixtures (such as handles, pulls, and others), if they’re still in good condition, must be reused.