Cabinet Refacing: What You Need To Know

Everyone wants to make sure every single spend is worth it. To be economical is the wisest thing to do during these days. So, when it comes to creating a new look for your cabinets, you must understand that replacing a whole lot of them will be very expensive. With so many options available for you, you may want to look for the best and most resourceful method at the most reasonable price. Cabinet refacing will give your kitchen a new look for less money.

What is cabinet refacing?

Cabinet refacing is the method of replacing cabinets’ drawer fronts and doors to professionally create a whole new look for them. Of course, a knowledgeable team has to do the job while the company and client work over the agreement on a cheaper package than buying a new set. This is one way to achieve the same goal without the stress of the cabinet refacing costs.

working on cabinet refacingTechnically, yes, but this would be very hard. You may be able to work on your doors and cabinet drawers but veneering could be very daunting especially to those who have no idea how to do it. So if you don’t want to mess up with your kitchen, then get someone who knows the thing.

Apart from literally refacing kitchen cabinets, you have to understand that it also involves replacing other elements.

Refacing cabinet includes removal and replacement of cabinet and cabinet and drawer doors. The process also involves veneering the front portion of the cabinet boxes (which we shall call boxes from here on). Veneering could involve different materials such as wood or RTF (Rigid Thermofoil).

Yes, of course. You can use different materials in refacing kitchen cabinets such as maple, oak, birch, ash walnut, ash, hickory, and more.

RTF works great to keep your items and sets against children and pets, not to mention how easily you can clean them.

How much is time does cabinet refacing take?

You and the company might have tons of kitchen cabinet refacing ideas and this may be the reason why replacement takes time. Some prompt companies perform kitchen cabinet refacing within 2 days while others could take a maximum of 4.  The usual schedule for kitchen and bathroom cabinet refacing looks like this:

  • First Day – Removal of items to be veneered such as cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and other hardware. Pick up and clean throughout the day.
  • the Second day – Veneer unfinished areas. Pick up and clean throughout the day.
  • the Third day – After everything has been veneered then it’s time to install new parts – doors, drawer fronts, and hardware. Make final retouches and adjustments then final pickup and cleaning.

How sturdy is the wood veneer?

The wood veneer would not peel off if it was installed correctly. As a material, the veneer is not usually prone to peeling, but again so long as the installation was correctly done. For almost a hundred years, veneering has been always a trustworthy method in preserving cabinets and other items.

cabinet refacingYes, that is correct. You can still reface them if their boxes are still usable and healthy. Kitchen Tune-Up, one of the companies that do reface informed us that these old cabinets tend to have sturdier construction in comparison to newer boxes thus, making them great items for refacing.

Price varies depending on the unit; therefore we cannot give a dollar amount. The estimate though, is that you will surely spend half if you‘d purchase a new custom cabinet installed at home.

You can discuss this with the company and see if you can have them if you want. They don’t need to discard it without your knowledge.

Is it true that I get to help Mother Earth by refacing cabinets?

Yes, that’s correct. You keep them away from landfills by refacing them. Also, you will reduce MDF, a substance found in usual boxes that contains a hazardous chemical called formaldehyde. You prevent a tree from being cut down because you are just basically recycling. And finally you reduce carbon footprints from all of the above.

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