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Cabinet Refacing 101: Our Process

Abrams Kitchen
February 26, 2024

The cabinet refacing installation process involves several key steps to transform the look of your cabinets without the need for a complete replacement.  As with any major home project, it's so important to have an experienced professional like S&W Kitchens complete the installation to avoid costly mistakes that often happen during a do it yourself project.

Cabinet refacing in Tampa, FL

Let's dive into our cabinet refacing installation process:

  1. Assessment: A professional installer will evaluate your existing cabinets to determine if they are suitable candidates for refacing. They will inspect the condition of the cabinet frames, doors, and hardware to ensure they are structurally sound.
  2. Prep the Space: Protect your floors and appliances with drop cloths to prevent scratches, dirt and dust buildup.
  3. Removal of Doors and Hardware: The doors, drawer fronts, and hardware are removed from the existing cabinets. This allows for easier access to the cabinet frames during the refacing process.
  4. Modify: Add additional cabinets, repair any cabinets needing structural repair such as replacing cabinet floors under sink.
  5. Preparation: The cabinet frames are thoroughly cleaned and prepped to ensure proper adhesion of the new veneers or laminate materials.
  6. Application of Veneer or Laminate: A thin layer of veneer or laminate material is applied to the exposed surfaces of the cabinet frames. This material is selected to match the desired finish or style chosen for the refacing project.
  7. Installation of New Doors and Drawer Fronts: Once the veneer or laminate is in place, new doors and drawer fronts are installed. These can be selected from a wide range of styles, finishes, and materials to achieve the desired aesthetic.
  8. Addition of Hardware and Accessories: The final touches include installing new hardware such as handles, knobs, and hinges. These elements complement the new look of the cabinets and enhance their functionality.
  9. Cleanup: Clean the area everyday and at the end of the job, hauling away all job related debris including old doors and drawer fronts.
  10. Finishing Touches & Final Inspection: The installation is completed with any additional customizations or adjustments to ensure that the refaced cabinets meet the homeowner's specifications and expectations.

BEFORE & AFTER - Cabinet reface in Tampa, FL

cabinet refacing in tampa florida
Cabinet refacing in Tampa, FL

Overall, the cabinet refacing installation process offers a cost-effective and efficient way to update the appearance of your cabinets while minimizing the disruption and expense associated with a full cabinet replacement.

It is important to work with experienced professionals who can guide you through each step of the process and deliver high-quality results.

Schedule your free consultation with one of our remodeling designers. 

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