Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
3 top shops for your kitchen refacing projectby Jeffrey Anderson
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
One of the advantages of kitchen cabinet refacing is that you're starting with a blank canvas. Another is that refacing is a budget-friendly way to go. Using the existing cabinet boxes can save a lot of money and allow you to splurge on new veneer, as well as new cabinet doors and drawer fronts. These two essentials do the most to highlight a room's new appearance.
3 online stores to browse when kitchen cabinet refacing
While it may not be obvious by looking at the room, most cabinets used to build residential kitchen layouts are standard sizes used throughout the industry. This means that each of your neighbors may have base and wall cabinets that are the same sizes as yours, but look different due to finishes and door styles.
One of the benefits of this standardization by cabinet manufacturers is that it makes it fairly easy to order doors and drawer fronts. However, you need to remain alert, as various door styles may fit differently, even when placed on the same size cabinet. A full overlay door isn't going to look the same as a partial overlay or inset door on the same 24-inch, wall cabinet.
If your contractor has no preference or you're doing your own work, check out these online cabinetry stores to browse doors, hardware and more:
Most cabinet door retailers sell doors and drawer fronts unfinished, so they can be matched to the new cabinet veneer. However, it is also possible to find companies that have prefinished doors in stains that match veneers they market for cabinet refacing.
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 his old farmhouse, and in animal rescue.