This year, many of us have been spending more time in our Oakville homes than ever before. We are gathering in the kitchen and making plenty of home-cooked meals with our families. With so much time at home, you might have noticed that your kitchen cabinets could use an update.
Replacing your kitchen cabinets with a custom design can be an expensive undertaking. However, as long as they are in good condition, you can completely transform your kitchen cabinets’ appearance without entirely replacing them.
If your current cabinets’ design is functional, consider these professional remodelling options to give your kitchen an instant facelift.
Refacing Your Cabinets
You can think of cabinet refacing as replacing the cabinet “skins.” Cabinet doors and drawers are removed and then covered with a new wood veneer or laminate in your choice of colour and finish. Cabinet sides and other non-removable areas are also covered with a matching coating. If hinges and hardware are in good condition, they can be reused or updated for a modern appearance.
A cabinet refacing project usually takes 3-4 weeks to complete from the start date. Keep in mind that not all cabinets are a good candidate to be refaced, so book a consultation to discuss if this is possible.
Refinishing Your Cabinets
Refinishing your cabinets also involves using your existing cabinets and drawers. Cabinets are disassembled, and the door and drawer fronts are stripped of any current finishes. Next, they are painted or stained in the new choice of colour. Cabinet edges and any non-removable parts are also painted or stained onsite.
If you have good quality wood cabinets, refinishing could be the optimal choice. A refinishing project can upgrade your cabinets for up to half the price of a new set of custom cabinets, and there is a wide range of paint and stain colours to choose from.
On average, a cabinet refinishing project takes about 2-3 weeks to complete from the start date.
Additional Cabinet Updates
While updating your cabinets, consider if you would like to add any additional upgrades to your kitchen. You may choose to update your countertop, replace old drawer slides or hardware, or add a convenient new pots and pans drawer.
Adding under-counter lighting and crown moulding can also elevate the look of your kitchen. You can even install a kitchen island coordinated with your colour scheme to create additional counter and storage space.
Contact Trends Wood Finishing today!
Refinishing and refacing your kitchen cabinets are two fantastic ways to revitalize your kitchen without having to spend a fortune.
If you are ready to update your kitchen cabinets in your Oakville home or would like to discuss your options, we would be happy to assist. You can request an estimate or contact us today to speak with a member of our team.