Refacing kitchen cabinets is a process that can be done as a DIY project or completed by professionals. There are a couple of ways to reface your cabinets, from replacing your doors to redesigning your current doors. Let’s talk about the process of each project.
Replacing Cabinet Doors
Replacing your cabinet doors requires a lot of attention to detail. You’ll need to consider the following factors:
- Cabinet materials: You may want to choose cabinet doors that are made of the same materials as your cabinets for a more natural look.
- Cabinet colors: Choosing your cabinet door colors can make a massive impact on your kitchen’s design.
- Matching veneer: You’ll want to find a veneer that matches your new doors. The veneer is installed on the front edges of your cabinets (where the doors are removed from).
While this can be completed as a DIY project, you may consider reaching out to professionals for the best results.
Redesigning Cabinet Doors
If you’re considering redesigning your current kitchen cabinet doors, there are multiple ways to do that including:
- Distressing: Remove your cabinet doors and sand off certain areas to create a vintage or distressed look. Then seal your cabinets with a topcoat and reinstall them once they have dried.
- Painting: Remove and sand your cabinets. Paint your cabinets with any color of your choice. Replace the veneer along the front edges of your cabinet to match the paint. Seal everything with a topcoat and reinstall your cabinets once dry.
- Staining: This is similar to the cabinet painting process, but you’ll add a few coats of stain instead. Again, seal your newly stained cabinets with a topcoat and reinstall them after they dry.