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After living in a damaged, dated home for years, I finally decided to change things. I started going through every room to think about which areas I could improve, and it was really fascinating for me to see how much of a difference a new floor or a nice new chandelier could make. Within a few months, my home was really starting to transform with the help of professional remodeling contractors, and I was impressed with how much help they were. Check out this blog for great information that could help you to start making your place into your dream home.


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How To Reface An Old Cabinet System

by Clinton Campbell

Refacing the cabinets is a great alternative to replacing them completely. The fact of the matter is, replacing your entire cabinet system is a costly investment, but you can still dramatically change their style and make them look completely updated by simply and affordably refacing. This article explains the refacing process and suggests a few ways that you can reduce the overall cost of the project by doing a bit of the work yourself.

Order New Doors and Drawer Fronts

For the most complete cabinet overhaul, you should order new doors and drawer fronts. Together, these will make your cabinets look like an entirely new system. Of course, these will need to be made by a professional cabinetmaker. The installer will come to your house and take measurements of your cabinets. It will take a couple of weeks for your new doors and drawer fronts to be produced. In the meantime, you can prepare your cabinets.

Sanding Off the Finish

The first thing you want to do is sand off the existing stain on your cabinets. Since you will be replacing all of your doors and drawer fronts, you can take these off immediately. Also, make sure you take off all the hinges and hardware. The majority of the cabinets left on the wall will be square and flat, so they will be easy to sand. However, you will still need a combination of power sanders and hand held sponge sanders to reach all of the corners.

Painting or Staining

Hopefully, by the time you are done sanding, your new doors and drawer fronts will arrive. At this point, the main cabinet boxes are still attached to the wall, and the new doors and drawers will need to be stained or painted. This is definitely the most complicated part of the entire process, but you should definitely paint the doors and drawers separately before you attach them to the cabinet. If you're going to apply a solid paint color, use a pneumatic spray gun for a smoother finish on the hardwood surface. If you are going to apply it clear stain oil finish, simply rub it on using lint-free rags.

Once everything dries, you can attach your new doors and drawers, and you will be amazed how completely different your entire cabinet system looks.

Refacing is much cheaper and easier than replacing your cabinets outright. Contact professionals that offer custom cabinet refacing services to learn more.