Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the frames that are exposed using a veneer of plastic laminate or wood.
Complement or doors and drawer fronts are replaced to match the veneer. New hinges, knobs, pulls, and the transformation is completed by moulding.
What are the Pros and Cons?
Kitchen cabinet refacing pros:
- Costs about half as much as replacing cabinets.
- Requires less time (a week or less!) and money.
- It is less hassle than ripping out cabinets.
- You may use your kitchen while refacing.
- It is a kitchen.
Kitchen cabinet refacing cons (there aren’t many):
- Refacing won’t correct a poor kitchen design.
- You may be tempted to spend more on exotic veneer and hardware (saving you ).
What are Your Refacing Options?
Your choices for the look of your cabinets are almost infinite. Veneers are offered in a huge array of colours, patterns, textures, grains, and more, which you can mix or match to receive a relatively low-cost kitchen facelift.
What Does Refacing Cost?
A cabinet refacing for a normal 10-foot-by-12-foot kitchen begins at about $1,000 to $3,000 for laminate. Expect to pay $2,500 to $6,000 for wood veneer. Prices can grow to $7,000 to $9,000 or more for a large project with high-quality wood veneer.
Finishing the job with new hardware (pulls, knobs, hinges) runs $2 to $4 per piece up to $20 to $50 each for luxury hardware.
How Do I Know If My Cabinets are Good For Refacing?
Refacing is achievable in good shape and if your current cabinet boxes are sound. Cabinets with warping, water damage, and frames are candidates. Particleboard cabinetry requires fasteners, along with adhesives, to make sure that the veneer is protected.
How are They Installed?
A professional installer will come to your home to measure your cabinets and determine the total amount of veneer needed, the appropriate dimensions and quantities for door and drawer fronts, and just how much hardware is needed. Recently ordered drawer fronts and doors may take one or two weeks for delivery.
When all of the materials are in hand, your installer eliminates old cupboard door and drawer fronts, and prepares the surface of the cabinet boxes by washing the exteriors using a degreaser and gently sanding the end. Any flaws in the surface filled or have been repaired to ensure a secure fit.
The installer applies veneer to the cabinet faces, and any exposed cabinet ends, then mounts the brand new doors, drawer fronts, and hardware. The procedure requires.