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Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Where to Buy Kitchen Cabinets for your Refacing Project

by Jeffrey Anderson
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

A cabinet refacing project can be a good opportunity to make a few changes in your kitchen, such as adding a few extra cabinets for some additional work or storage space. For example, it's easy to create a kitchen island with a few new base cabinets and a countertop. The type of refacing project you have planned can determine where to buy kitchen cabinets.

Where to Buy Kitchen Cabinets?

If you're using pre-finished doors and drawer fronts for your refacing project, you may want to purchase pre-finished cabinets to save a little work. Unfortunately, many cabinet parts companies who specialize in refacing supplies don't carry pre-finished cabinets, and cabinet manufacturers often use their own unique finishes. If you want a good match, you might want to buy your refacing supplies and pre-finished cabinets from a cabinet manufacturer who sells both.

A less expensive alternative would be to purchase cabinets that are unfinished or have an inexpensive finish. You can reface all cabinets at once to ensure a matching finish. You might even consider purchasing cabinets that have been installed but never used from home builders. Many builders change the cabinets out of their model homes on a regular basis and sell these cabinets for next to nothing.

A few suggestions on where to buy kitchen cabinets for your project:

  • Cabinet manufacturers such as Merillat or American Woodmark
  • Home builders such as Pulte or Centex
  • Non-profit building supply centers
  • Neighbors or friends who are adding a new kitchen

A slightly used cabinet should fit right in with the rest of your gently used kitchen cabinets and they all should look new again after your refacing project.



About the Author
Jeffrey Anderson has a Degree in English from V.M.I., and served as an officer in the Marine Corps. He worked in Residential and Commercial construction management for 25 years before retiring to write full time. He spends his time writing, remodeling

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