Do you have some kitchen cabinets that could do with a makeover? Kitchen cabinet refacing is often carried out to spruce things up a little or give your kitchen a new look or feel. In some cases, it might even be because your current kitchen cabinets have been damaged for some reason or other.
Whatever the case, when you’re thinking about kitchen cabinet refacing you’re going to find that you have 2 options: Hire someone to do it for you or do it yourself. Needless to say, the former is going to cost a lot more than the latter, because you’re going to end up paying both for the new surface and the parts.
On the other hand, doing it yourself only requires you to buy the materials you need. But it also means that you’re going to have to know exactly how to carry out kitchen cabinet refacing. Let’s face it – you don’t want to get started unless you know what you’re doing!
Planning and Preparation
Of all the stages, planning and preparation are the most important in kitchen cabinet refacing. In particular, you’ll find that you have numerous options at the types of cabinet surfaces that you could use – so look them up carefully.
Cabinets made of different materials have different price points too. Mind you – the price point could also vary based on the quality of craftsmanship and so on. Be sure that whatever plan you do come up with has the right dimensions (i.e. measurements) as the space you’re using!
On top of that, when you’re planning kitchen cabinet refacing you should also make sure that you have all the right tools to do it yourself. Hammers, nails, adhesive sheeting, and so on all may be necessary and it is really going to vary depending on the type of surface you’ve chosen.
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Honestly, the easiest methods of refacing cabinets are those that involve self adhesive sheets of various types. What this means is that you can use the sheets and literally ‘glue’ on the face of your cabinet as and how you see fit.
Needless to say this is a lot easier if you’re inexperienced in ‘Do it Yourself’ type projects. After all – do you really want to be wielding a hammer and nails without knowing what you’re doing?
Unfortunately adhesive sheets often will not last as long as ‘hammer-and-nail’ type workmanship. That being said, they are certainly hardy and should last you quite a few years assuming that conditions are decent.
All things said and done, kitchen cabinet refacing really isn’t all that hard through these methods – but be sure that you read up in advance and plan it all out so that you know the surface you choose can be used with the method you’ve opted for.
End of the day – you could carry out your kitchen cabinet refacing in under a day once you’ve figured out what you want!