Add Value To Your Home With Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

When it is time to update the look of your kitchen, installing all new cabinets may be cost prohibitive.  If you want to change things and still remain in your budget, cabinet refacing may be the best choice.

Depending on your skill level, budget and time there are a few different options available out there.  It’s important to do a little investigating to learn how to reface kitchen cabinets. The first and cheapest option is to repaint the cabinets.  This requires the least amount of skill and almost anybody can repaint their cabinets.  Before painting all of the cabinets, it is a good idea to make certain that the color is what you want.  The best way to do this is with a color sample.

Many paint companies sell small bottles of paint testers.  Get a few pieces of poster board and paint these in the different colors you are considering.  By placing these boards on top of the cabinets, you can get a very good feel for how the final paint job will look. After painting, add some new cabinet hardware and you will have a brand new look for approximately $100.

The next option for your kitchen would be to add veneer over top of the existing cabinets.  Veneer comes in thin sheets in a wide variety of colors and wood styles.  The sheets have adhesive on the back that quickly adheres to the existing cabinet face.  With application, there are a few things to keep in mind.  It is important that sheets are cut precisely so they line up.  Also, when applying the sheets make certain that there are no air bubbles that get underneath.  Placing the sheet slowly and applying constant pressure will achieve this.  There are rollers to help you accomplish this.

Finally, if you are looking for an entirely new look, kitchen cabinet refacing is the best option.  It’s also the most expensive – but far less expensive than a complete kitchen remodel.  You can do this yourself if you are comfortable with some basic home improvement projects.  Otherwise, hire a professional to redo the kitchen cabinets.  They will have the experience and tools to do the job for you in just a day’s time.    If you decide that you might like to try to do it yourself, be sure to take advantage of the helpful advice available at most reputable hardware stores. No matter which route you decide to take, your kitchen will look like an entirely new room.   Make certain to research the styles, colors, and materials that are available. Kitchen cabinet refacing will give you a brand new kitchen.  And a brand new kitchen will add value to your home.

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