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Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
 

Cabinet Refacing Basics



Do you want a brand new look for your kitchen without the hassle and expense of remodeling? A great way to start is by refacing your kitchen cabinets. This section contains helpful articles to guide you through the first steps of your project.


Sometimes, the Outside Matters as Much as the Inside

Sometimes, the Outside Matters as Much as the Inside

Redo what needs redoing, and save yourself the time, cost, and hassle of new kitchen cabinets.
Synthetic Veneers for Your Kitchen Cabinets

Synthetic Veneers for Your Kitchen Cabinets

For kitchen cabinet finishes that are inexpensive and practical, take a look at thermo-foil and laminate surfaces.
Take Time to Plan Your Cabinet Refacing Project

Take Time to Plan Your Cabinet Refacing Project

Planning is an important part of any home remodeling project. As you prepare for a cabinet refacing project, here's how to effectively plan for all the details.
Tapping into Kitchen Sink Water Accessories

Tapping into Kitchen Sink Water Accessories

Almost anyone would recognize the difference in flavor of city tap water and that drawn from a mountain stream. If you're installing a new kitchen sink, it's a great time to consider a water-filtration accessory for your home.
The Amazing 5-step Cabinet Reface Technique

The Amazing 5-step Cabinet Reface Technique

If you can follow these five simple directions, you can complete a cabinet reface project in less than one day. Here's how.
The Art of Cabinet Restoration

The Art of Cabinet Restoration

Cabinet restoration in itself is not difficult but someone skilled in wood craft can restore it to look antique or as if it came fresh from the cabinet maker.
The Perfect Replacement Kitchen Door: What Are the Choices?

The Perfect Replacement Kitchen Door: What Are the Choices?

Keep a few of the following factors in mind when choosing your replacement kitchen door, and remodel with confidence.
The Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Hiring a Cabinet Refacing Contractor

The Top 5 Ways to Protect Yourself When Hiring a Cabinet Refacing Contractor

There are ways to protect yourself when looking for a reliable cabinet refacing contractor. Follow these five tips when you're shopping around for a kitchen cabinet refacing contractor.
Think of the Children: Childproofing your cabinets

Think of the Children: Childproofing your cabinets

Cabinets are usually filled with things that can break, hurt your children, or both. Take steps to prevent calamity with these cabinet childproofing locks.

To Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets

To Replace or Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets

Before you reface your kitchen cabinets, make sure to evaluate the layout, workspace, and storage limitations of your existing kitchen cabinets.
Top 3 Tips for an Environmentally-Friendly Kitchen Cabinet Reface

Top 3 Tips for an Environmentally-Friendly Kitchen Cabinet Reface

If you're an environmentally-conscious person and you're thinking about refacing your kitchen cabinets, it's good to know that refacing in itself can do a pretty good job following the mantra "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle."
Top 5 Reasons to Install Kitchen Drawer Cabinets

Top 5 Reasons to Install Kitchen Drawer Cabinets

To optimize storage in your kitchen, consider these five reasons to install kitchen drawer cabinets.
Top 5 Reasons to Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets

Top 5 Reasons to Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets

If you want a fresher look for your kitchen, you're not alone. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the kitchen remodel "consumes more attention, energy, finances and complex decision-making than any other project, short of building an entirely new house.
Trends in Kitchen Remodeling: Cabinet Refacing, Granite Countertops and More

Trends in Kitchen Remodeling: Cabinet Refacing, Granite Countertops and More

Here's a sneak peak at the latest kitchen remodeling trends.
Try Cabinet Refacing to Transform Kitchen Island

Try Cabinet Refacing to Transform Kitchen Island

Wondering how to remodel your old, dated kitchen island? Try cabinet refacing to give new life to those kitchen cabinets.
Try Metal Accents When Cabinet Refacing

Try Metal Accents When Cabinet Refacing

Want to make your cabinet refacing stand out from the rest? Combine newly refaced cabinets with trendy metal accents throughout the kitchen.
Understanding Quartz and Granite Countertop Materials

Understanding Quartz and Granite Countertop Materials

Wondering whether to buy quartz or granite countertops when refacing your cabinets? Here's a primer on the features of each.
Unfinished Kitchen Cabinet: The Tabula Rasa of Your Home

Unfinished Kitchen Cabinet: The Tabula Rasa of Your Home

When you look at your unfinished kitchen cabinet, do you see an eyesore or an opportunity? Here are some ways to bring it to life.
Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets Need Love, Too

Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets Need Love, Too

Don't let your unfinished kitchen cabinets waste away. With these simple techniques, you can breathe new life into them again.
Unfinished Oak Kitchen Cabinets: Start Your Project with a Blank Canvas

Unfinished Oak Kitchen Cabinets: Start Your Project with a Blank Canvas

Unfinished oak kitchen cabinets can blend in with your older cabinets during your refacing project if you use unfinished refacing materials and do all of your staining at the same time.
Updating a Kitchen Island During Cabinet Refacing

Updating a Kitchen Island During Cabinet Refacing

An island is an important centerpiece of your kitchen design. Here's how to update an island during a cabinet refacing project.
Updating cabinets on the cheap: quick, easy and inexpensive

Updating cabinets on the cheap: quick, easy and inexpensive

Sometimes you just need a new look -- and the kitchen is certainly no exception to this rule. Here are a handful of ways you can make those old kitchen cabinets look like new with a shoestring budget and only a couple of days.

Use ESP to go green when refacing kitchen cabinets

Use ESP to go green when refacing kitchen cabinets

If you plan to give your kitchen a new look and want to purchase from companies that protect the environment, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association has an innovative materials certification program. Consider it before you buy.

Want the remodel done quickly? Slow down and plan

Want the remodel done quickly? Slow down and plan

You might be in a hurry to get your kitchen remodel finished now that you've decided to finally do it, but careful planning is essential. A proper plan includes all the details and allows you to create your budget.

Ways to Glaze: A Cost-Effective Way to Restyle Your Kitchen Cabinets

Ways to Glaze: A Cost-Effective Way to Restyle Your Kitchen Cabinets

Looking for an inexpensive way to revamp your kitchen style? Consider glazing your kitchen cabinets. Like refacing and refinishing glazing your kitchen cabinets can change the look and feel of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of remodeling. If you like your kitchen's layout and…
What's possible when refacing cabinets?

What's possible when refacing cabinets?

There are plenty of differences between refacing and replacing cabinets, but when it comes to knowing which your kitchen cabinetry needs, the line between them blurs. Here are some things to consider when you need to make the decision.

When Kitchen Remodeling Gets You Into Hot Water

When Kitchen Remodeling Gets You Into Hot Water

Undertaking a major kitchen remodeling project? Are you sure your existing water heater can handle the job? Perhaps you should consider installing an on-demand electric hot water heater.
Where to Buy Kitchen Cabinets for your Refacing Project

Where to Buy Kitchen Cabinets for your Refacing Project

Where to buy kitchen cabinets can depend on whether you want to save money and what type of project you have planned. Learn more about places to buy cabinets here.
Will lead paint stall your kitchen cabinet refacing?

Will lead paint stall your kitchen cabinet refacing?

If your painted cabinets were in place before 1978, there could be lead lurking in that old paint. Before you tackle the cabinet refacing, educate yourself on the risks.

Will Refacing your Cabinet Doors and Drawers Cure Your Kitchen's Problems?

Will Refacing your Cabinet Doors and Drawers Cure Your Kitchen's Problems?

You can give your kitchen a fantastic facelift and make it look brand new without breaking the bank by refacing your cabinet doors and drawers.

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