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Cabinet Refacing: A face-lift for modular kitchen cabinets

A kitchen is everything for a homemaker. She loves to cook and serve it with love to all the family. She takes care of everything to be organized in her kitchen. In this mission, the kitchen cabinets give her a good support to keep her kitchen well organized.

But what to do when the color and texture of the cabinets fade away with the time? Do we need to replace the entire layout whenever the cabinets fade out? The answer is No!

With cabinet refacing you can achieve a remodeled look without remodeling or replacing the entire cabinet layout. Refacing only take 3 – 5 days to complete, but prior to that check your cabinets whether they got damaged due to moisture and termites.

If they are in good structure and shape then they can welcome the refacing process to serve you 10 more years. Cabinet refacing is a good choice you can make, through which you can save both time and money.

Our experts can complete the process in 3 – 5 days giving a fresh look to your kitchen without keeping you away from it for a long time. Refacing can be achieved by using self-sticking veneer and panels of plywood the other option is repainting the wood.

The self-sticking veneer has a strong adhesive base which is hard to remove once applied. Apply it carefully without having any curves and slopes. The real challenge is to trim the veneer with a utility knife after placing the veneer on the cabinet surface.

While cutting the veneer have patience and cut slowly with a sharp blade. Once done that will be hard to find out whether you have refaced or remodeled.

Advantages of Refacing

  • Less time than remodeling
  • Less price than remodeling
  • You can use the kitchen while refacing
  • Environmental friendly solution as you are practicing “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”

Steps involved

To start over the refacing process, remove the doors and wooden strips from the cabinet and sand out the surface of the cabinet where we are applying the wood veneer and clean the surface with a damp cloth and leave it to dry.

After that we attach clean plywood on the exposed side of cabinets. Apply carpenter’s glue on the plywood panel and fix it to the side of the cabinet with a nail. Here too cleaning and sanding is must for that use a sand paper of 150grit.

Apply the selected veneer on the frames of the cabinet. Prior to that take proper measures of the stiles and rails. Stiles are the vertical frames of the cabinet and rails are the horizontal frames.

After taking proper and accurate measures use a straightedge and a utility knife to cut the veneer into required strips. Ensure that the strips measure half-inch wider and two inches longer than the stile and rails of the cabinet.

While cutting the veneer, keep the wood-grain always vertical. Now place the strip over the stile surface with peeling two inches of backing and align it in such a way that it overlaps all along, then peel off the self-stick backing and press the veneer strip into place and work down the stile slowly.

Take a wooden block or any other hard object which should be flat and smooth the veneer strip so that there are no bubbles under the strip. Do the same with rails.

Time to trim away – after placing the strips along the stiles and rails you can trim the excess veneer with the help of utility knife. Take the help of straightedge while trimming the intersection point of the stile and rail.

While trimming the vertical veneer don’t start from the very beginning but start from the two inches down and while doing so run the utility knife along the inner edge the of frame to get clean cut, after cutting the excess veneer sand off the rough edges of the veneer.

These are the steps involved in cabinet refacing process. If you got time you can follow these or if don’t have time then call our experts handle that with care.

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