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How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

How to reface kitchen cabinets? Have you lost all the sense of style and good taste? Are you satisfied with the pale look of your cabinets? If not then how can you be cool and store your dazzling and expensive kitchenware in those shabby kitchen cabinets owned by the previous owners?

How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

It’s high time to take a decision of replacing your kitchen cabinets. Worried? Low on budget? You need not be depressed. You can easily reface kitchen cabinets. Isn’t it a tempting idea? Now the question that arises is how to reface kitchen cabinets?

If you do the kitchen cabinets refacing yourself you can not only save many bucks but at the same time take pride by giving a personal touch to your cabinets.

Here I will make you acquainted with the steps involved in refacing kitchen cabinets. It is an easy task. You may feel it is tedious but it is worthwhile when you see the output. When people see these stunningly beautiful cabinets they have a misconception that these are professionally done.

Many of you must be having a question in mind that is what is refacing? If you don’t know what the term exactly means then you don’t know how to reface kitchen cabinets.

Refacing is replacement of doors, drawers and hardware. Added to this the sides and the framework may be covered with veneer or plywood.

1# Take out all the doors of the cabinets. At the same time remove all the hinges and screws.

2# Empty your cabinets and drawers.

3# Take off the drawers from your cabinets.

4# Measure your cabinets as you will require these when you place orders for refacing materials. Cross check your measurements.

5# If you want to replace the hardware, the doors and the drawer fronts then order for them. Do some researches for the options available.

You may scout the internet or leaf through the magazines and find hundreds of companies that offer kitchen cabinet reface materials. You can also pay a visit to the nearest home improvement store.

6# If you plan to reuse the hardware and the hinges then keep them properly along with the screws.

7# Lightly sand down all the surfaces that will receive the veneer or the paint. For this, do not use a powder sander as you will end up gouging non-repairable holes on the surface. Use a 150 grit sandpaper.

8# Wipe down the surface with a tack cloth and the with some lukewarm soapy water.

9# Now we will work on the end panels. On the backside of the panel make zig-zag pattern with the quality wood glue. Remember to leave an inch space from the edge.

10# Line it up and stick it on beginning from the corners and moving towards the center. Fix the panel with finishing nails and wipe out any extra glue present.

11# Next you need to ponder and decide on the finish you want to have on your cabinets. The choices are paint, veneer or new laminate.

12# Add new finish to your cabinet according to your taste.

13# Mark the areas on the frame for the doors, hinges and screws.

14# Add the hinges that you had kept aside for reuse or add the new ones.

15# Fasten the doors using new screws.

16# Place the drawers in the previous position.

17# Install cabinet hardware.

Kitchen cabinets refacing costs only a fraction of what you would spend if you opted for new cabinets. So now that you know how to reface kitchen cabinets you can try your hand at it.

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