How do you reface cabinets?
Cabinet refacing is a popular home improvement project that can have a transformative effect without turning your entire home into a construction zone. Here at Reborn Cabinets, we’ve been refacing cabinets since our founding in 1983, and we’ve perfected the process to ensure the very best results for your home. Here’s how we reface bathroom and kitchen cabinets.
Assess Your Current Cabinets
The first step is to assess the condition of your existing cabinets. A cabinet refacing project is only a good idea if the framework is still in good condition. While the aesthetics and general wear and tear can be ignored, your cabinet boxes still need to have “good bones” in order for a cabinet refacing project to be viable. As long as any deterioration is cosmetic in nature, you can consider your cabinets ready for refacing.
Design Your New Cabinet Façade
Next, you’ll want to design what you’d like your new cabinets to look like. At Reborn Cabinets, our cabinet refacing services include completely replacing the cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and other parts of the cabinets, allowing for far more design options than a resurfacing project would offer. This means you can choose from various:
- Paint colors or stain finishes
- Door profiles and designs
- Hardware styles and finishes
- Wood species
As you choose each element of your new cabinet design, you’ll want to consider what will work best with the rest of your kitchen or bathroom aesthetics. With so many design options available, you’ll have virtually limitless options for changing the look and style of your cabinets to suit your needs.
Fabricate the New Cabinet Parts
Once you’re happy with your new cabinet design, it’s time to fabricate the pieces needed. This requires taking careful measurements for each cabinet door, drawer, and box to ensure each piece is fabricated to the exact size and shape to be a perfect fit for your existing cabinet boxes. This requires careful attention to detail, specialized fabrication equipment, and experienced technicians to ensure everything comes out exactly the way you imagined.
Strip the Cabinets to Their Framework
Once the new pieces are ready, it’s time to strip down the cabinet boxes to just the framework. First, you’ll need to empty all of your cabinets. Then, we’ll carefully remove all of the cabinet doors and drawers, leaving the cabinet boxes ready for the new parts to be installed.
Install the New Cabinet Parts in Place
Your cabinet boxes will be covered in a 1/4-inch solid wood veneer that matches the wood species and stain or paint of your choice. This ensures a cohesive, finished result. Then, your new cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware will be installed to create a fully functional set of cabinets for your bathroom or kitchen.
Get Started on Your Cabinet Refacing Project
As you can see, the cabinet refacing process is a fairly involved process and not typically something that most homeowners could take on as a DIY project. It’s best to turn to the professionals to ensure your cabinet refacing project is done the right way. If you’re interested in refacing your bathroom cabinets, kitchen cabinets, or any other cabinets in your home, contact Reborn Cabinets today.