DIY Guide – Refacing Kitchen Cabinets

In this piece, we cover refacing, which is a creative way to update old or dated cabinets when rmodeling your kitchen. When choosing to either relplace or reface kitchen cabinets, it is recommended to do it with the help of an expert.

What is Kitchen Cabinet Refacing?

Cabinet refacing is laminating the current cabinet door, drawers, and boxes or covering them with a new veneer or thermofoil. It gives your cabinet a whole new look without replacing the entire set.

Steps in Refacing Kitchen Cabinets

Applying the veneer is a tricky process that requires the precision of a professional. Unless you have experience in veneer application, it would be best if you hire a contractor. Doing it by yourself may result in costly mistakes. However, if you are a fast learner and a DIY person, then we got your back.

Reface in the following steps;

  1. Start by removing the boxes, cabinet doors, and drawers.
  2. Laminate or cover the door, drawers, and boxes with a new veneer.
  3. Add the cabinet hinges.
  4. Reinstall the refaced drawers, boxes, and doors in their original places.
  5. It’s best if you upgrade the pulls and knobs of your cabinet as well. Otherwise, they may spoil the new sparkling look.

The Cost of Cabinet Refacing.

Many people choose to paint their cabinets because it’s less expensive compared to replacement. Refacing can end up costing about half the MSRP of replacing cabinets, but the cost can be affected by many factors such as the size and number of cabinet openings. If you’re looking to freshen up your kitchen cabinetry’s existing look almost entirely, refacing may be the best on budget option.