Refinishing your Cabinetry
A well constructed cabinet unit can only truly shine when finished competently and completely. Re-finishing a cabinet can be a cheap yet effective way to bring back the original designers looks of an aged unit.
The are several techniques outside of basic wood finish for finishing or refacing cabinets. Choosing colors and the final look for the cabinet can make or break any kitchens design.
Inexpensive options to replacing cabinets including refinishing, or refacing the existing cabinets.
Refacing or upgrading existing cabinets are an easy way to upgrade a kitchens look without the full expense of replacing the cabinets.
Refacing is often the best option to upgrading a kitchen. Usually if a kitchen is functioning properly, but showing its age, facing is an excellent choice.
Deciding among refacing, refinishing, and replacing is a decision determine by a variety of factors including cost, age, condition, design, and utility. The goal made be to update the look, or to bring back the original look, or to completely change it.
Often the best option is a quick refinishing to bring back the original, or updated look. The are a number of ways to do this depending on each individual projects needs.
This is a basic overview of refinishing kitchen cabinets for a beginner that might not have any clue where to start. A long weekend and some planning can result in a reasonable kitchen make-over. This can be done in a few days, with organization and a positive attitude. Hang cabinet doors vertically while drying to avoid dust from settling on them. The best way to hang cabinet doors vertically is to screw a cup hook into the top or bottom of the cabinet door (the narrow edge) and hang them from a supported structure.