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Refacing Cabinet Door – Cabinet Face Lift

Refacing a cabinet door is an excellent way to give a face lift to your kitchen or bathroom and can even be done on a budget. Cabinet doors are available in a wide variety of styles, materials, colors, and finishes making them suitable for any style of home. The following paragraphs will discuss the basics of remodeling cabinets so that you can have a fully customized, high quality new look for your drawers.

There are two basic types of cabinet door styles. The most common is the concealed hinges which can be mounted using two screws and one nail. Often times the hidden hinges are also referred to as a “hinged cover”. These cabinets are more popular than the traditional hidden hinges due to the ability to match existing cabinetry.

A more expensive option for cabinet doors is the stamped or embossed style. These doors are available with one or two hinged covers and can also include a hidden hinge. They may be finished in satin nickel or oil rubbed bronze which gives them a rich look. Stamped doors are popular in contemporary homes where a more classic look is desired. They tend to not require the same amount of maintenance as concealed hinges and are more expensive.

In addition to the above two styles there are also other options such as a distressed finish. A distressed finish can be achieved using a mixture of strip paint and sanding the wood to create a worn effect. This distressed flat panel cabinet doors may need to be refaced because they will no longer fit the standard sizes and measurements.

Another option is the flat panel wood finish which looks similar to the stucco finish. You will need to remove the old finish and prepare the frame for staining or painting. Although it is easier to do it yourself rather than hire a professional Louisville cabinet refinishing company, it is a task that should not be taken lightly because it does take time and effort to prepare the frame for the new finish. Once you have completed this step, you should leave the wood unfinished while you prepare the drawer fronts for the new finish.

Once the outer frame and drawer fronts have been prepared, you can fit the new doors on the frame. If the cabinet doors need a different width than the frame, you should measure the drawer openings before purchasing the drawer fronts. The width needs to be two to three times wider than the widest part of the drawer opening. Once you have fitted the drawer fronts, you can attach the hinges and put the drawer into the frame.