REFACING OLD CABINETS

Refacing is when you decide to update an interior space instead of necessarily starting from scratch and replacing it. Some people opt for a DIY project, while others would prefer working hand in hand with a professional to help them through the entire project.

Refacing the kitchen cabinets
First: Check and examine the overall outlook of your cabinet, and determine whether the post-restoration process will make it last for over 10 years. If the damage is excessive then you better consider replacing your whole kitchen cabinet.
Each cabinet has its own refacing style, but it is still always important to consider using color while updating, for a dull tone you can always add a pop of color of maybe fire red or orange. Adding details such as bead board panels, elaborate lines and much more is going to give your cabinet a new feel.

How to determine if refacing your cabinet is the right project for you
You can simply refurbish the cabinets by painting or re-staining so as to give it that eccentric and dramatic effect.
Refacing involves:

  • Replacing old doors with new ones using a different wood.
  • Replacing the hardware, for example, pulls and knobs.
  • Either replacing or repairing damaged wood material.

Selecting the theme
The black and white theme is classical; you can opt for a black countertop with white chairs or cabinets. However, if you want to break the monotony you can always add a pop of color that is cohesive with your whole design theme.


If you want to repair a scratched cabinet surface, use stain and varnish to add a new coat. But, this is not something that you should do by yourself, unless you are a re-stain pro. DIY projects such as repainting and replacing door knobs and pulls are simple and less time consuming, but if it entails replacing the doors or drawers then a handyman is best suited for the project.

If you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen, you might need to consult an interior designer, architecture, or a kitchen designer to help you come up with a design plan.

Usually, under normal circumstances a refacing job ranges from $5000 to $ 15000. Before refacing, inquire on whether you need a permit, especially if it is affecting your plumbing and electrical system. It is advisable to always seek professional help from a refacing expert, if you are undertaking a DIY project.

All in all, in case of more cabinet tips and ideas do not hesitate to contact your nearest Premium Cabinets location.