Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Cabinet refacing that's more than skin deepby Karl Fendelander
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
It's easy to look at bent-up hardware, busted doors, broken drawers and shoddy shelving and decide that your cabinets are so far beyond being saved by cabinet refacing that it isn't even worth getting a quote. More often than you might think, this isn't the case. Cabinet refacing experts know their way around your kitchen cupboards. They know what can be saved, what needs to be completely replaced and what could be reworked and brought back from the dead with some elbow grease and a new part or two. You aren't just paying for someone to come in and stick veneer to everything; this is a full cabinet remodel.
Deeper than doors and drawers
Unless the frame of your cabinets is crumbling particle board, chances are good it's still pretty solid. Chances are even better that what weak spots it might have are reparable and can be reinforced. Wood is forgiving in that way. Here's a look at a few things you might not expect to be covered in a typical cabinet refacing:
In short, cabinet refacing isn't just about making things look nice. It's also about making them look and function as well as they possibly can without being wasteful. Talk to a professional, and come up with a plan that fits your budget and makes you love your cabinetry again.
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