Refacing kitchen cabinets

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Old 02-18-16, 06:02 AM
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Refacing kitchen cabinets

Hi All, what is the process for refacing kitchen cabinets? Currently we have plain white Formica doors,looking for a change.
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Old 02-18-16, 08:32 AM
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I think it's typically putting something like formica over wood, not sure whether it works with what you have. I think handyone used to be a refacer, hang tight and I think he'll be able to set you straight.
 
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Post a picture of the style of doors you have so we can see what issues you may be facing.
 
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Old 02-18-16, 06:07 PM
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Pretty basic white Formica cabinets,I'll try a pic and see what happens.Name:  image.jpg
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Old 02-18-16, 06:44 PM
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Mobile home?
Main reason I ask is what's on the walls behind it.
If it was mine I'd be looking into replacing them not resurfacing them.
Look like really basic Ikea style cabinets.
 
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The ideal cabinets for refacing are traditional face frame cabinets, 1-1/2" rails and stiles and 3" middle stiles if any.
It looks like you don't need refacing, just new doors and drawer fronts. A good choice for the doors would be a raised panel roman arch for the uppers and square raised panels for the base cabinets. I like plain slab drawer fronts with edge profile same as doors.

I would recommend you keep the new doors white, the new style of door and hardware will make a huge difference.

Measuring for this job is going to be difficult, especially if the hinges are attached directly into the cabinet sides using dowel inserts. Please post a picture of the hinges.
 
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Old 02-19-16, 04:05 AM
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Mobile home?
Main reason I ask is what's on the walls behind it.
Joe, if that was a MH wall there would/should be a strip every 4' to hide the seams since they don't tape/mud them on MHs.
 
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Old 02-19-16, 04:17 AM
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I am in the same situation with a client, now. They have a small kitchen with thermafoil cabinets. His intention was to paint the cabinet carcasses and have new doors made. I explained it would be a crapshoot to have the paint adhere properly long term on the thermafoil, and he'd almost never find doors that would accent properly. I had cabinets designed yesterday that go all the way to the ceiling (less for crown), giving 12" more upper space, and I think they will be pleased with the complete replacement. The cost is a little more, but the end product will shout it out.

Not sure how large, nor how many cabinets you have. Do you plan on countertop replacement as well?
 
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Old 02-19-16, 06:18 AM
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It's not a MH but a condo in SW FL. built in 1992 or so appears to be original standard contractor grade,as for counter top replacement should that be done first?
 
 

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