Often, people are contented with their kitchen layout and design, but the problem arises with the antique-looking cabinetry or countertops. Well, there is absolutely no need to get your entire kitchen remodelled. You can give a new look to the old cabinets via cabinet refacing which means replacing the old surfaces and presenting a new veneer to your drawers and chattels.
Most of the people are indulging in phased-approach kitchen remodelling, which has given them a chance to change the decor and furnishings step by step at any time they want. This has led people to take the DIY road for most of the kitchen renovations.
Coming back to cabinets, you can stick to DIY for cabinet refacing by following the right procedure and by ordering the right DIY cabinet refacing material. So, here are some things to keep in mind when planning for cabinet refacing-
Know when to consider cabinet refacing: Cabinet refacing is a viable option for those who need to update the style and design of their old cabinets and spruce up the look. Moreover, it is well-suited for those who have a perfect kitchen layout that needs to be restored by making certain repairs.
So, if you see the exteriors of your kitchen cabinets bruised with dents, chips and dullness then you can plan to reface them via a DIY. Replacement must be considered when the cabinets are falling apart and have suffered extreme damage.
Learn some skills before implementing the plan: Although you may be excited to renew the look of your drawers and boxes, yet you must understand that a finished look will only be achieved with the right techniques and operations. Therefore, make sure to learn some lessons before installing, placing or fitting the cabinet material in the correct place. You need to have an eye of a perfectionist to fix faults, otherwise, be ready to have a scruffy look of your cabinets.
Choose the materials wisely: Before you hop on to get your cabinets done, make a wise choice with the material. I would suggest you go with an appealing option, having all the essential characteristics, including durability, sturdiness and longevity. To help you, there are three types of veneers to select from-
- Non-Adhesive Veneers- You get to select the cement to install your cabinets. However, the work gets a bit chaotic.
- Adhesive Veneers- The glue comes pre-applied on the veneer.
- Plywood Sheets- These sheets need to be cut and placed.
Bring in some tools to work with: For cabinet refacing, you need to bring in some tools like utility knives, flush-trim routers, adhesive (if not present), level paint stirrer, screwdriver, polish and many more. If you are getting confused, then the best option is to ask a professional to help you with tools.
Pay attention to the details: While installing the surface, make sure to pay attention to the details since uneven placement can ruin your DIY and you will have to invest in new kit altogether, extending your budget.