Refacing Kitchen Cabinets Is An Economical Way of Remodeling Kitchens
Cabinets give a distinct character to kitchens. Most home improvement projects will involve kitchen remodeling and kitchen cabinet refacing can be done easily by replenishing them instead of changing them or refinishing them.
Overhauling kitchen cabinets can be quite expensive, but as long as you are satisfied with the space and convenience that they provide, you can have your kitchen looking sparkling and revitalized by the kitchen cabinet refacing work. You need to determine, before you start on this, to ensure that your cabinets are sturdy and completely functional. You can, of course, change a few shelves to adapt to your requirements or if they show excessive signs of wear and tear. Drawers must pull out easily and all doors must close properly. In most cases, where you look at the alternative of refacing kitchen cabinets, layouts may not change, though it may be sensible to change shelves or drawers to suit your way of working.
Refacing of kitchen cabinets can be done in a number of ways, and can use a variety of materials most of which are easily available. You can consider laminates, veneers or even adding wood to doors in the form of beading or other decorative features. To reface the kitchen cabinets, you will require removing all doors and drawers. When you do this you will do well to look at the hinges, sliders and other hardware on your cabinets. It can give your cabinet refacing a new look if you change these and put in the latest designs. The chances are that the new hardware can make it easier to operate doors and drawers and make it pleasant to use them. Take your time with looking for matching hardware and be sure that whatever you buy suits your cabinets in thickness and size, and does not look odd.
Installing the hardware is actually the last operation in any remodeling of cabinets, but you will do well to look at this in detail before you start, as it can have an impact on the cabinets and their utility. Now that the doors and drawers are removed, your refacing can start with covering the outside surface of these with new veneer and laminate. Make sure that the laminate you choose matches your floor and walls in the kitchen and adds to the decor. If any of the doors are warped or lost their shape, you may have to replace that particular door. When you add veneer and laminate to doors, you will increase the thickness of the door, and you will have to consider this aspect when you are refixing the doors, as it can cause some problem for your hardware.
A simpler way of refacing kitchen cabinets is to repaint the surfaces if this is the finish that was there earlier. Again, be careful to see that your new color scheme is in tune with whatever scheme exists in your kitchen. If the doors had been polished earlier, you can stain and repolish them to give them a new look. Adding decorative beading to doors can give them a completely different character.
Refacing your kitchen cabinets can add character to your kitchen. It is a project that does not have to be expensive, and can also be done fairly quickly.