If your kitchen cabinets are still good but the doors are looking old, tired and outdated, consider refacing them. Replacing a kitchen can be a very expensive remodel, but if you like the layout of your kitchen and just want to give it a face-lift, cabinet refacing may be an option.
The old doors and drawers are removed and replaced with new ones. There are many different styles and material to choose from. The brand new doors come with "hidden" European-style hinges. Your cabinets will get a fresh cover to match the doors, and it looks like you have purchased all new cabinets.
On the increase
There is a rise in refacing kitchen cabinets because of the variety of materials, styles and colors to choose from. Wood doors are available in maple, hickory, oak, cherry and alder. Are you partial to a solid raised-panel frame, or do you like more of the "Shaker" beaded look? Maybe door frames for glass doors? The color can match your décor from champagne, natural, cider, espresso or something in-between. There is so much to choose. Glaze can be added to the door profile for that "extra touch.”
A very convenient aspect of cabinet refacing is the lack of disruption to your home and your life. In just a few days the work is completed, and you will have a beautiful, updated kitchen.
Going beyond cabinetry
You can improve beyond the face of the cabinetry. Other considerations while cabinet refacing: crown molding for an elegant look, new knobs and hardware for the doors and drawers, adding a new cabinet or creating a new island. You can add new hardwood drawer boxes or roll trays, with top-quality glides and add other interior accessories.
Don't stop updating at the cabinet face; now is a good time to replace your outdated countertop and add new tiled backsplash to go with your new kitchen. For more information contact Kenneth C. Lewis.