Fans of refacing say this mini-makeover can give a kitchen a whole new look at a much lower cost than installing all-new cabinets.
"Cabinet refacing can save up to 50 percent compared to the cost of replacing," says Cheryl Catalano, owner of Kitchen Solvers, a cabinet refacing franchise in Napierville, Ill.
Free up cabinet space, and create a clever spot for collectibles, with above-window shelving.
This kitchen gets additional warmth from cherry counters, an antique island, gingham-check wallpaper, and an apron sink.
There are three primary ways to reface cabinets: 1.
Refinish or paint existing cabinet and drawer fronts. Install new wood or laminate veneer over existing cabinet and drawer fronts. Install completely new cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
House (including Gel Stain details) Refacing (specific details for staining oak) More often than not, the 1980’s / 90’s oak cabinets don’t have hardware (handles or knobs).
While functionally it’s not a big deal because you can still open them, decoratively it’s like you’re missing the last piece of the puzzle.
the test of time and only after 30 years of wear and tear do they need some love.
Via AB Custom Designs Which brings us to this post – How to Update Oak / Wood Cabinets.
When it comes to wood ‘things’ I usually defer to my favourite saying So, if you are truly wanting to ‘update’, then you’ll want to restain with a darker, more modern stain colour OR neutralize it with a lighter, more natural stain that doesn’t have the orange/yellow tone.