By Blanchefleur Beauchene. Kitchen Cabinet. At Monday, November 25th 2019, 07:06:08 AM.
Cabinet refacing is a more expensive option than refinishing, but is still cheaper than a total replacement. This is ideal for homeowners who want to completely change the exterior look of their cupboards, but like the layout and design of their current kitchen. If you are going to go with refacing, the doors and drawers will be removed and discarded (ask to see if the wood can be recycled instead of simply thrown away). The cupboards will be measured for new doors and drawers and a veneer will be applied to the frame. Once the new doors and drawers arrive, they will be attached with new hardware. Cabinet refacing can take longer than simply refinishing since you need to wait for the custom doors and drawers, but once they arrive, the work can be completed in just a few days.
Perhaps, the most common occurrence in kitchen cabinets are the missing screws, bearings, locks, and drawer slides. Depending on the simplicity or complexity of the locks and screws, you may spearhead the kitchen cabinet re-facing or seek a professional help. Again, if you are unsure of your capacity to do it and there is no available videos on the web that demonstrate exactly how to fix drawer slides and bearing like yours, then, hiring a professional to do it is worth the while.
Kitchen cabinets come in a variety of different woods. These woods can include pine, maple, oak, cherry, birch, alder, and poplar. The woods that make the best cabinets are cherry, maple, and birch; however, if you need to opt for less expensive woods, you can cover alder and poplar with a hard-glazed finish which will give your kitchen a more antique look. If you want cabinets that are going to be durable enough for use in a family kitchen, stick with hickory and oak, because both of these woods will wear well. If you have small children, you definitely will not want to select pine cabinets as pine is a soft wood and will dent and scratch more easily.