Re-facing Existing Cabinets Rather Than Changing Them All Together

February 27th 2007
Re-facing Existing Cabinets Rather Than Changing Them All Together

Q:  We want to update our 80's - white laminate kitchen cabinets with oak pulls and trim. I have heard about cabinet re-facing and it sounds like it could save us some money since our cupboards are in good shape but just dated. Could you tell me whether this would work for my cabinet doors?

A. Updating your cabinet fronts is more economical than having the entire cabinet structure replaced and will really have an impact on your kitchen. It's a less messy job than doing a complete overhaul and usually only takes a few days to complete. To begin, contact a cabinet re-facing service to give you an in home estimate and to find out what type of finishes are available.

The process involves removing the old doors and drawer fronts. The cabinet frames, door and drawer fronts are re-surfaced with the new finish and new hardware is installed.

This is also a good time to address your kitchen organization and install some sliding drawers, dividers or Lazy Susans. Finishing it off with new countertops and kitchen faucets will complete your newly renovated kitchen at a fraction of the cost.

If you live in the Vancouver or Lower Mainland of B.C. call Dwayne at Kitchen Solvers for your free estimate at 604-574-8870 or visit