Are your kitchen cabinets looking a little dated? Are you considering cabinet refacing but don’t know where to start? This blog post is for you! In it, Installation Services of Brevard will discuss the process of refacing kitchen cabinets and some tips to make the process go more smoothly. So whether you plan to do the work yourself or hire a professional, read on for information that will help make your project successful!
What is kitchen cabinet refacing?
Cabinet refacing is a cost-effective way to give your kitchen a fresh, new look. The process involves replacing the door and drawer fronts and hardware. You may also choose to replace the countertops and backsplash simultaneously. Depending on the condition of your existing cabinets, you may be able to simply sand and paint them to achieve the new look you desire.
How to reface kitchen cabinets
There are two ways to reface kitchen cabinets: by doing it yourself or hiring a professional.
If you decide to do it yourself, the first step is to remove the doors and hardware from your existing cabinets. Next, you will need to measure the doors and drawer fronts to determine what size replacement doors you need. Once you have the new doors, you must attach the hinges and reinstall the doors and drawer fronts. The last step is to add new hardware to your refaced cabinets.
- You should remove all cabinets, drawers, and boxes.
- Apply a new veneer to the cabinet boxes’ front and sides.
- You should add hinges for the cabinets.
- Install drawer and door components in place of old ones.
- Add any other necessary hardware or improvements, such as new cabinet knobs and handles.
The process will be similar if you decide to hire a professional to reface your kitchen cabinets. However, the professional will likely have more experience and can do the job in a shorter amount of time. Additionally, the professional will likely provide you with a higher quality finish than you could achieve on your own.
Cabinet refacing costs
Cabinet refacing costs will vary depending on the size of your kitchen, the number of cabinets you have, and the type of doors and drawer fronts you choose. Most contractors charge by the number of drawer and door openings, ranging between $100-150 per opening for a total of $4,000-$9,000. Refacing your kitchen cabinets is generally much less expensive than replacing them entirely; however, due to current supply chain issues and shortages, replacing your cabinets is close to the cost of refacing them.
Replacing kitchen cabinets
If your kitchen cabinets are in inferior condition or you want to completely change the look of your kitchen, replacing them may be the best option. Kitchen cabinet replacement costs will vary depending on your chosen cabinets, but they will generally be more expensive than refacing. Currently, the replacement cost is not much higher than the refacing cost.
When to replace kitchen cabinets
- If your kitchen cabinets are in deplorable condition
- If you want to change the look of your kitchen completely
How to replace kitchen cabinets
- Remove existing cabinet doors, drawers, and boxes.
- Review your layout and mark the wall spots.
- Locate the studs and label their positions on the back of the cabinet.
- Drill four holes in the back of the cabinet.
- Set each wall cabinet on a pair of base cabinets, hold them level, then fasten to wall studs with 2 1/4 inch drywall screws and finishing washers.
- Continue step 5 for each wall cabinet.
- You should use 1 1/4 inch screws to secure all aligning cabinets together.
- Align the base cabinets on the floor as shown in the floor plan.
- Fasten all base cabinets using 1 ¼-inch screws.
- Screw the base cabinets to wall studs.
Cabinet replacement costs
Cabinet replacement costs will vary depending on the cabinets you choose, but they will generally be more expensive than refacing. When deciding whether to reface or replace your kitchen cabinets, it is vital to consider the condition of your existing cabinets, your budget, and your desired results.
Is it better to reface or replace kitchen cabinets?
The answer to this question depends on a few factors, including the condition of your existing cabinets, your budget, and your desired results. If your kitchen cabinets are in very poor condition, refacing may not be an option. In this case, cabinet replacement would be the best option. If you want to change the look of your kitchen completely, cabinet replacement may be a better option than refacing.
Can I do cabinet refacing myself?
We do not recommend trying to reface cabinets yourself. This undertaking is a complex project that requires specialized skills and experience. If you attempt to reface your cabinets yourself, it is likely that the results will not be what you hoped for. For the best refaced cabinets, you should hire a professional.
Get refaced or replaced kitchen cabinets from Installation Services of Brevard
Installation Services of Brevard are a premier cabinet installation company. We offer cabinet services of all kinds at affordable prices. We sincerely believe in having a positive, trustworthy relationship with our customers, so we prioritize customer satisfaction in everything we do. Now that you know the cabinet refacing and replacement process, don’t wait any longer. Call Installation Services of Brevard today for the kitchen of your dreams.