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Changing the style of your kitchen cabinets can be a simple way to update the room without spending a fortune or sacrificing too much time. Kitchen cabinet refacing is a great option for those who want to update their cabinets’ appearance but don’t want to deal with the headache of a complete remodel. It might be difficult to find the ideal solution when there are so many possibilities accessible. This article will go over five excellent choices for kitchen cabinet refacing that won’t break the budget but will give your kitchen a whole new look. No matter what you’re looking for, we have you covered with our affordable DIY solutions and expert services.

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5 Common Options for Kitchen Cabinet Refacing:

Installing Wood or Laminate Veneer

Kickstarting the refacing process involves attaching clean plywood to the exposed cabinet sides. Follow these steps for a polished finish:

  • Preparation: Clean and sand the exposed sides of the cabinets.
  • Application: Apply the correctly sized plywood piece using the carpenter’s glue.
  • Securement: Secure the plywood with finish nails.
  • Finishing Touch: Sink the nail heads and fill the holes with wood filler for a seamless look.

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About Wood Veneer Refacing

  • Advantages: Wood veneer provides a natural and warm appearance. It can be stained or painted to match your desired aesthetic. The veneer is available in various wood species, allowing for customization.
  • Considerations: Wood veneer may be more susceptible to damage than other materials, so proper care is important.

About Wood Laminate Refacing

  • Advantages: Laminate is a durable and budget-friendly option. It comes in various colors and patterns, allowing you to achieve the look you desire. It’s also relatively easy to clean and maintain.
  • Considerations: While laminate is durable, it may not have the same upscale appearance as some other materials.

Paint or Stain Existing Cabinetry

If the idea of a press-on veneer doesn’t appeal to you, consider the more hands-on approach of stripping wood cabinets. This labor-intensive yet rewarding process involves removing the existing stain, sanding it down to bare wood, and then finishing the cabinets with either a new stain or paint.

  • Choose Your Paint: Decide between latex and oil paint based on your preferences.
  • Application Method: Determine whether spray or brush painting suits your skillset and budget.
  • Preparation: Remove doors and hardware, and clean surfaces thoroughly.
  • Execution: Sand the cabinets to prepare them for the chosen paint or stain.

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Painting Cabinets

Replace Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Opting for new cabinet doors is a game-changer. Select the type of doors that align with your vision and budget:

  • Custom Doors: Designed and built to your exact specifications.
  • Semi-Custom: A blend of prefab and custom elements.
  • Stock or RTA: Choose between established designs or ready-to-assemble options requiring some DIY skills.
  • Material: Decide on wood, veneer, or laminate based on your preferences.

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Consider Installing New Hardware

Don’t underestimate the impact of updated hardware. It’s a simple yet effective way to breathe new life into your kitchen. Choose handles, knobs, or pulls that complement the overall style you’re aiming for.

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Painting or Staining Inside the Cabinets

Refacing cabinets, extend the makeover to the interiors. Consider these options for a fresh look:

  • Sanding: Smooth out the surfaces inside the cabinets.
  • Painting: Add a pop of color or match it with the exterior for consistency.
  • Veneering: Apply veneer for a sleek and cohesive appearance.

Enhance functionality by incorporating features like pull-out drawers and rotating shelves for added convenience and modern flair.

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