Are your kitchen cabinets looking a bit dull? If so, you might be considering replacing them altogether. But before you start ripping out your existing cabinets, consider refacing instead! Cabinet refacing is a great way to give your kitchen cabinets a new look without the hassle of replacing them entirely. Here’s how it’s done.
Step 1: Remove Cabinet Doors and Drawers
The first step in cabinet refacing is to take out the cabinet doors and drawers from their frames. This will help make sure that your new surfaces reach as far back into the cabinets as possible for an even finish. Make sure to label each door and drawer so that you can easily reassemble them when finished.
Step 2: Measure and Cut New Surfaces
Once you have removed all of the doors and drawers, you can measure the existing cabinet surfaces and cut new ones that fit perfectly. Depending on the material you are using, this could involve cutting wood, laminate or vinyl sheets to size using a table saw or jigsaw. If you do not have access to these tools, many hardware stores offer cutting services at an additional cost.
Step 3: Install New Surfaces
Once all of your new surfaces have been cut to size, it’s time to install them onto the cabinets themselves. Start by applying adhesive around the edges of each cabinet frame before pressing down firmly on each piece of surface material until all edges are secure. Once finished, allow ample time for the adhesive to set before moving on to Step 4.
Step 4: Re-Assemble Cabinets Now it’s time for the fun part – reassembling your newly resurfaced cabinets! Begin by attaching hinges to each door before reattaching them in their respective places on top of your newly installed surfaces. Then attach handles if needed before finally putting all of your drawers back into place. Once everything is secured, it’s time for a final inspection!
Refacing kitchen cabinets is a great way to upgrade your space without having to replace them entirely! Plus, with just a few simple tools and materials, anyone can give their kitchen an instant facelift in just one day — making it an easy project for any DIYer looking for a weekend project! With just four steps — remove doors/drawers; measure/cut new surfaces; install new surfaces; reassemble — anyone can enjoy refreshed kitchen cabinetry without breaking the bank!
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