Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Start with new cabinet doors -- and then?by Shannon Lee
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
It's the same story with almost every remodeling job: When the job is done, you start looking at other things that seem dated or out of place. Once your new kitchen cabinets are complete, you might sit back and enjoy them for a while, but soon the nagging questions start to pop up:
Many homeowners choose to replace the one thing in their kitchen that is a glaring problem, like those dated cupboard doors, but then find that everything else looks a little off-kilter.
Remodeling cabinets and the rest of your kitchen
Before you jump into a cabinet refacing project, it pays to look at the big picture. You might be very happy to get rid of those old cabinet doors, but keep in mind that the most livable and likable kitchens have a look that ties all the elements together. Before you spend your money on the kitchen cabinets, consider the total picture from a design perspective.
Scrutinizing your kitchen design plans can help you decide if now is the right time to remodel, and if so, where you should begin. It can also help you budget appropriately so that you can afford all the upgrades, not just one or two. A complete kitchen overhaul can enhance even the most beautiful kitchen cabinets.
About the Author
Shannon Lee has written professionally for two decades on a wide variety of topics, including medical and health issues, home repair, education and relationships.