Reface Your Cabinets
Waukee CabinetWorks is proud to offer clients the opportunity to reface their cabinets. Refacing is a great way to give your kitchen a face-lift, without going through the process of picking out brand new cabinets.
Not all cabinets are eligible for refacing. If you want to change the layout of your kitchen, then you will need to look into ordering completely new cabinets instead of refacing. When you reface your cabinets, the cabinet box stays the same, but the doors and drawers receive a completely new look. You can, however, do a combination of installing brand new cabinets and refacing your existing cabinets. This would allow you to change the layout of part of your kitchen. In addition, in order to qualify for refacing, your cabinet boxes must be structurally sound and in good condition. If cabinets have water damage or are broken in any way, they cannot be refaced.
The cabinet refacing process takes much less time than receiving brand new cabinets. If you were to have your cabinets refaced, the installation process would look something like this:
Every single cabinet door and drawer will need to be removed. This also includes all of the hinges and the hardware. The only element that will remain in your kitchen is the cabinet boxes.
The front portion of all of the cabinet boxes are covered and the cabinet sides are skinned. The sides may also receive a decorative panel.
Before the drawers and doors can be put back on, the hinges are installed. You can still use old hinges if they are still in good condition, but many people choose to update their hinges and install soft close drawers.
Once the hinges have been installed, the cabinet doors and drawers can be put back on.
Last but not least, new hardware is put on the doors and drawers. The old hardware can be used with the refaced doors and drawers if it is in good condition.
If you are looking to save a little on time and money, you may want to consider refacing your cabinets, instead of completely replacing your existing cabinetry. When we reface, we use Rigid Thermofoil (RTF) doors, which typically run 25% less than painted doors. In addition to that, cabinet refacing does not take nearly as long as it does to install completely new cabinets. It can take you up to six weeks to receive brand new cabinets, whereas it can take about four weeks to reface your cabinets. As with any project, however, the timeline may vary, so consult with your designer in order to find out a more accurate timeline for your project. Please keep in mind that not all reface projects will be less expensive than receiving brand new cabinets. Consult with your designer to find out which option would be better for you.
Cabinet refacing may not be for everyone, but it can be a great budget-friendly option for you. If you are wondering whether or not your cabinets are eligible for refacing, give us a call at (515) 310-1070 or schedule an appointment with one of our experienced designers.