Updating Plain Cabinet Doors - But because a fantastic kitchen is one of the most desirable amenities in a house, there is no better place to put your cash. My wife and I recently bought an current house and, obviously, the kitchen was very outdated and it was obvious to me that this was likely to be the first of many home improvement jobs my wife was likely to look to me for going. Following some initial design and planning research, my wallet lucked out when it had been determined that a kitchen cabinet door refacing would provide for a fresh new look with no whole replacement of their cabinets.
Refacing your cabinets permits you to save a huge amount of money and time as you will be reusing your current cabinet boxes, drawers and maybe your doors and drawer fronts. The very first thing that you need to think about if you are going to tackle kitchen cabinet door refacing is whether or not your current cabinets are structurally solid. In the event the containers, doors, and drawers are all in great shape, then refacing is a choice which you may use.
When you decide that the cupboards are in good enough shape that they will not have to be replaced, you will need to find out the sort of process you are likely to utilize to redo the cupboard doors. Cabinet door refacing involves either replacing or refinishing your cupboard doors. If you are delighted with the design and state of your doorways, then refinishing can provide you with the desirable result. I do not like the design then replacing the doorways will be the alternative that is best for you. In the event the kitchen cabinet door refacing project you choose would be to refinish your existing doorways, then the very first step in the process is to remove the doors in the cabinets so you can prepare the surface of the doorways for the new end.
Give the doorways a good cleaning using a heavy duty cleaner to remove any grease and grime buildup and then lightly sand the surface if you are repainting the doorways or eliminate the end using a paint and stain remover if you are refinishing the doorways using a stained finish. Once your doors have been completed, apply the same process to the cupboard boxes and drawer fronts and your new new kitchen cupboard look will be complete. The other alternative that you may choose to utilize if you do not like your present door fronts would be to remove and dispose of your doors and drawer fronts and then replace them with new ones. Before disposing of the doors and drawer fronts, then be sure to measure each and note the place of where they had been set up.
If you are using this alternative, take a look at a kitchen design center or your regional big box home improvement facility to test out all of the choices which are offered for you in kitchen cupboard design. Whichever of these options you decide to pursue in your kitchen cabinet door refacing project, you are certain to be wholly happy with the results. I can assure you that this project will provide you a whole new look in your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of new custom kitchen cabinetry and also in much less time. Who wouldn't be delighted with an effect like that.