An Easy Way to Upgrade Your Kitchen
Refacing kitchen cabinets is a cost effective and quick way to give any kitchen a face lift and add value to a home. By simply replacing cabinet doors and drawer fronts, the room can have a whole new look in no time without having to change the layout of the whole kitchen. While this process seems rather straightforward, it is important to keep in mind the vast number of options available to complete the task. Here, we will provide you with a guide to refacing your kitchen cabinets.
What to Consider
When it comes to refacing a kitchen, there are generally three main components to consider:
- Doors: What material, style, overlay, and finish are you looking for?
- Hardware: What style and finish of handles and hinges will work with your design?
- Accessories: What additional pieces like organizers and shelving are desired?
Choosing Cabinet Doors
Since the cabinet doors are the most visible portion of the cabinet, they become a key component of transforming the look of the kitchen. Cabinet doors come in a large variety of materials including the following:
- Solid Wood
- Rigid Thermofoil
Additionally, cabinets sometimes have the option of choosing an overlay, which determines the manner in which the door lay over the face of the cabinet. Some of the most common overlay include the following:
- Standard Overlays: Also called “traditional” overlays, which leave the face of the cabinet box visible around the drawers and doors, almost like a frame.
- Full Overlays: Cabinet doors are mounted, so that none of the cabinet box is showing.
As if this wasn’t enough to consider, cabinet finishes are also something to choose from, and there are hundreds of different finishes for cabinets including different paints, stains, and even wood glazes.
Once you have chosen the cabinet doors, you are faced with choosing handles and hinges for them. Again, handles come in a large variety of different finishes and styles, and choosing the right handles and knobs for the kitchen all comes down to design and personal taste. Hinges have slightly fewer choices, which include the type of hinge you want. The two types of hinges include the following:
- Traditional: Hinges show on the outside of the cabinet door when the door is closed.
- European: Hinges do not show on the outside of the cabinet door when the door is closed.
In the end, refacing kitchen cabinets comes down to what homeowners want for their space and the choices that get them to their desired end result.
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