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How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets: Veneer Makes it Simple

by Leslie Smith
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

If you're wondering how to reface kitchen cabinets, consider applying veneer over the existing finish. Applying veneer is a great option for cabinets that might need some extra special loving care. And, you can put new veneer over old veneer. No matter what you want to cover, it's important to understand how to reface kitchen cabinets correctly.

Custom Cabinet Doors: The Look You Want

Here are a few tips to make your cabinet doors look brand new:

  • Apply thin veneer over the fronts of the doors and cabinet boxes. But, you can only achieve the look of custom cabinet doors if you prep the existing cabinets thoroughly.
  • Make sure the surface is smooth. This is especially important if you're applying veneer. If there is veneer on the existing cabinets, just lightly sand them to make the new veneer adhere properly. If there are any scratches or chips in the veneer or other finish, use some wood fill before sanding.

Maple Kitchen Cabinets: A Mere Kitchen Tune-up with Veneer

If you want the look of maple kitchen cabinets or cherry cabinets quickly and affordably, use veneer. You can achieve the look of a major kitchen renovation in just a weekend.

Cabinet Refacing Prices

Cabinet refacing costs can cost just hundreds of dollars instead of thousands of dollars for new cabinets. Refacing your cabinets can be an easy do-it-yourself project, as long as you study how to reface kitchen cabinets before you begin.


About the Author
Leslie A.M. Smith is a freelance writer who desperately needs a new kitchen. Until she can afford it, she has her eye on refacing her cabinets.

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