Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Refacing Your Metal Kitchen Cabinetsby Melissa Bullard
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Perhaps your home was built in the 30s, 40s, or 50s, and you're considering renovating and remodeling your home. Well, the good news is that even if you have metal kitchen cabinets, you could still be able to reface rather than remodel completely. Purchasing new kitchen cabinets can be quite expensive, and metal kitchen cabinets have many benefits. So don't worry if your kitchen and its metal cabinets scream 50s postwar efficiency; those metal cabinets can be refaced and you can enjoy their advantages, all while updating your kitchen.
Can Metal Kitchen Cabinets Be Refaced?
As long as the cabinet boxes themselves are in good shape, metal kitchen cabinets can be refaced. If they are cleaned and treated with a rust inhibitor, it is possible to paint them (though you do need to use a particular type of paint that adheres to metal surfaces), and it's possible to buy metal cabinet doors and drawers. It takes a lot of work, but wanting a fresh new look for your kitchen doesn't have to mean starting completely from scratch.
Advantages of Refacing Metal Kitchen Cabinets
So if you've been despairing about the look of your metal kitchen cabinets, consider refacing instead of replacing them. You just might find a whole new look and feel for the most important room of your home.Sources:
About the Author
Melissa Bullard earned a Bachelor's degree in English Literature, then a Master's Degree in Spanish Language and Literatures from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has taught writing, literature, and Spanish classes, and is currently working as a fre