Making an investment in your kitchen cabinets to ensure they’re made of quality materials to last a long time is important, but décor styles change even before the cabinets need to be replaced. Refinishing the cabinets is a great option to get a brand new kitchen without actually having to completely renovate the space.
Before you start a project, you may want to look into different companies to determine the best one for you. Here’s how to choose a company to refinish your kitchen cabinets.
Ask About Their Kitchen Cabinet Door Refinishing Process
When a company comes in to refinish the cabinets, will they remove any debris from your home when they’re done?
How are the cabinet refinished exactly: do they take them off of the walls to do the work and then reinstall them?
These are all good questions to ask before you start any work on your cabinets. If you aren’t comfortable with being left with the cleanup, then it’s important to make sure the company is going to clean up after they are done.
Choose a company that will protect other surfaces
You might be refinishing the cabinets in your kitchen, but that doesn’t mean you are renovating or remodelling your whole kitchen. You’ll want to make sure the company you choose will provide proper protection of the other surfaces – floors, counters, etc. – during the refinishing process.
Do they refinish the back of kitchen cabinets?
When you open a cabinet door, do you want to see a blank white space, or do you want the doors to be finished on both sides?
If this is something that is important to you, then you’ll need to check in with the company to choose that they will deliver the finished look you want.
Do you have a certain date you need (or want) this project to be done by? Even if you don’t, asking how long a company will take to finish the project is important. Before any work begins, ask the company how long it will take to completely finish and get it in writing. The last thing you want when doing a kitchen remodel is to have your kitchen half-finished and left without answers. Make sure you know get a firm answer on when you can expect this to be finished.
Total budget for Cabinet Refinishing
When contacting a company to complete renovations, you’ll want to make sure you are clear on your total budget with the company. Sometimes companies will give upfront rates, but tack on a bunch of extras you need to have for the complete finished look you were shown. Ask, up front, for a detailed list of what this will cost and what you can expect to get out of the project.
Renovations and remodelling your home can be a major project, and sometimes parts of your home can be saved and refinished. If you’re choosing to refinish your kitchen cabinets instead of completely renovating the space, then it’s important to make sure you’re comfortable with the company you choose and the work they perform.
Are you considering having your cabinets refinished? Call us today for a no-obligation consultation and quote! We are located in Oakville, ON, and service the Mississauga, Burlington and Milton areas.