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When a kitchen is in use for many years, the whole appearance of the room becomes shabbier, with stained walls and faded kitchen cabinets. But the total renovation of an old kitchen is a very expensive affair for most of the common people. Hence, the idea of refacing cabinets Calgary is considered to be a brilliant one, as it is more beneficial and convenient than the renovation plan.
When the kitchen cabinets sport a worn-out look, due to the long period of continuous usage by the house occupants; often the house owner thinks of giving a new look to the kitchen, through the refacing or total replacement of these old kitchen cabinets. But the process of kitchen cabinet refacing is mostly considered to be more effective, because it is more affordable for most of the house owners, as well as more hassle-free and consume much lesser time, compared to the total replacement with new cabinets.
Major ways of refacing cabinets in kitchens of Calgary
Application of paints over the old cabinets and drawers – The worn-out cabinets can be freshly painted by matching colors to the kitchen color scheme, after polishing the fronts or doors with sandpaper or a sander. The interior of the cabinets should be sanded and painted properly too, to bring a total new look to these kitchen cabinets or drawers.
Provision of lamination or veneer over the cabinet fronts – The process of refacing cabinets Calgary also includes the application of new lamination or veneer over the old wooden cabinet doors or the drawer fronts, which gives a new shiny look to these shabby cabinets. These cabinets can be made more attractive, by the addition of the new knobs or handles, of the latest designs.
Installation of new wooden doors to the cabinets – If the cabinet doors are broken or badly cracked, then it is best to put on new wooden doors to these old cabinets. These new doors should be colored and varnished, to match perfectly with the rest of the cabinets. These new doors can also be further beautified with the knobs or pulls of the latest design.
Turn into open shelving – If the wooden doors of the cabinets or drawers are too worn-out and the house owner finds it expensive to install new doors, he may just modify these cabinets into open shelves. But the interior of these shelves should be freshly colored, preferably with a contrast color to that on the kitchen walls, to bring a look of newness to the kitchen.
Benefits of kitchen cabinet refacing over their replacement
The cost of refacing the kitchen cabinets is at least 50% lesser than that required to replace all the old and shabby looking cabinets. Hence, the house owner can save a huge amount of money in this regard, which can be spent for other aspects of renovation.
The process of refacing demands much lesser time than the total replacement of the kitchen cabinets. Moreover, the kitchen does not need to be totally abandoned during the cabinet refacing, unlike the procedure of taking out old cabinets and installing new ones. So the house occupants need not face too much hassle during this renovation method.
But the quality of the woods used in making the cabinets, present condition and the age of the old kitchen cabinets should be minutely considered, before choosing between the refacing and replacement of these cabinets or drawers. In case of too battered cabinets, it is better to replace, rather than investing on refacing them.
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shy, d. (2017). Why Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Is Better Than Replacement Of Old Cabinets. PHILICA.COM Article number 951.