Cabinet refacing can update and transform any kitchen in a matter of days. New doors, drawers, accessories and hardware are relatively easy to design and install, particularly by experienced professionals. Styles can range from understated to extravagant. Expressing and reflecting personal style is possible with an endless array of choices and finishes.
Professional installers will remove old cabinets and drawer fronts before installing beautiful, newly designed doors. Most installers are highly trained so that services are performed in a timely and professional manner.
By maintaining cabinet frames, plumbing and electrical, customers save on costs while also being more environmentally responsible since there is less waste. Cabinet refacing projects are generally suited to accommodate any budget.
Finishing options can include a variety of processes. For example, rigid thermofoils (RTF) are composed of a vinyl foil that is molded through pressure onto fiberboard. The RTF may then be shaped into raised panels or arches and finished into realistic looking wood grains or solid color finishes.
Laminates are slightly more costly than RTF, but they cannot be shaped. Additionally, plain front doors are necessary in order to do laminate work.
The most realistic and also expensive finish is the real wood veneer. Since they cost 10 to as much as 25 percent over laminate or RTF, they are longer lasting and offer the richest look.
Refacing cabinets generally takes from two to four days, depending on the number of cabinets. Replacing and then reconfiguring the cabinets can take a period of several weeks, particularly when custom ordering is required for made-to-order applications. Replacing cupboards can also require sanding, patching and painting surrounding walls.
Generally, customers can expect to receive a free in-home consultation. Once the design is planned, professionals will measure the kitchen cabinets. Then they will schedule an installation date. The removal of current drawers and doors is usually directly followed by installing the materials.
Regardless of the time involved, kitchen cabinet renovation is the best alternative to replacing entire cabinets. Design consultants make it easy for customers to plan these makeovers for the least amount of expense and disruption.