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3 Factors To Consider When Refacing Cabinets

by Antonia Ramos

Your cabinets play a large role in your kitchen's function and appeal. Therefore, it is easy to see how so many homeowners want to replace their cabinets when updating their kitchen or remodeling their home. Unfortunately, a complete replacement can be time-consuming and costly. Refacing is a great alternative for homeowners who want to improve the look without spending a fortune. Here a few factors to consider, though, when deciding if you can reface your cabinets.

Construction

The overall construction of your current cabinets is the main factor to consider if you are deciding whether or not refacing is possible.

Obviously, the cabinets should be in good condition, free of any cracks or decay. If you notice any discoloration on the cabinets, such as water spots or stains, that cannot be cleaned, they should be replaced, since these stains may be a sign of water damage.

Cabinets should be made out of plywood or durable MDF panels that are free of imperfections. This will ensure the cabinet veneers adhere to the cabinets properly. The cabinet frames should be solid plywood for the most effective reface, especially if you want the new look and underlying durability of the cabinets to last many years to come.

Specific Refacing

Refacing can refer to a few different types of cabinet improvements, so you will also need to decide how you want to reface/update your kitchen cabinets.

In many instances, refacing may mean you are only replacing the cabinet doors and drawers. Basically, contractors would remove the "face" of your cabinet doors and drawers and replace them with new pieces, updating the look of your kitchen with ease.

Refacing may also mean you are keeping the existing cabinets, doors, and drawers, but changing the look using paint, stain, and even new hardware. The exterior is stripped and primed before a new application of paint or stain is added. This is a great way to update the look of your cabinets without major construction or remodeling.

Contractor

Not all cabinet contractors are created equal. Make sure to do your research before choosing a contractor to handle the update of your cabinets.

If you are refacing by replacing doors and drawer fronts, focus on hiring contractors who have this type of experience only. If you want to paint or stain your cabinets, you will need a cabinet contractor who has expertise in painting, as well.

Contact a remodeling contractor for more information about services like cabinet refacing in your area.

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