Resurfacing or refacing kitchen cabinets is a process of giving the existing kitchen cabinets what is basically a facelift for a clean new look. Here are some ways you can do to resurface kitchen cabinets of yours. Check them out!
With wood veneers or laminate laid over your existing cabinet boxes, you can thus change the color, wood type, and style of the storage units for your refacing kitchen cabinets DIY project. Only in days, your kitchen space thus can enjoy the new look without having to experience the hassle and mess of a full cabinet remodel. However, even though the existing cabinet boxes are kept, replacing the doors, side panels, and drawer fronts is still a must for the best match. Consider replacing the cabinet hardware too, which is inexpensively done for a significant difference in the overall look of the room.
Laminate for cabinet resurfacing is a super-hard, highly-processed plastic sticking to your existing cabinet boxes with adhesive. You can buy the laminate sheets that are already coated with self-stick adhesive or apply the adhesive separately. Laminate is durable and hard. It does not mold easily and can only be used practically on plainly styled cabinet boxes. On the other hand, there are wood veneers that are real wood and come in various sheet sizes. Change the wood type while preserving the integrity of all-wood cabinet units is possible with wood veneers. You can also buy ones with adhesive already applied or apply the adhesive separately.
In cabinet refacing, sometimes the veneer needs to be nailed to the cabinet’s old finish. Even so, adhesive is usually all that is required. You have to measure and cut with all options and remember “measure twice, cut once”. When measuring for DIY refacing kitchen cabinets ideas, spare room for overlap and trim the edges carefully.