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Give the heart of your home a fresh new look in just 2-3 days!

May 27, 2014

Give the heart of your home a fresh new look

No Dust. No Mess. No Odor.

For so many of us, the kitchen is the hub of our family gatherings and a place to entertain friends. A kitchen face lift may be just what you need to put some life back into this integral room in your home. In a matter of a couple of days, your kitchen can be transformed without the fuss of tear out and reinstall to have a fully updated look and spend $1,000’s less than new cabinets.

During a re-facing, all doors and drawer fronts are removed and the face frame of the cabinet is prepped to receive a wood on wood veneer treatment that adheres to the surface with a 3M bond that will cure to the cabinet frame. The exposed sides of the cabinets will receive wood panels and the existing trim details are replaced with new trim in new color. New solid wood drawer fronts and new solid wood doors are then installed in place of old doors. Old hinges are replaced with upgraded hidden euro hinges. Drawer boxes and glides can also be replaced; many different accessories like slide out shelves or pull out trash cans be added.

As you consider the possibility of a re-facing, ask yourself these questions:

Are your existing cabinets structurally sound?
The majority of the cabinets we work on in homes in Arizona are structurally sound, with all interiors and shelving in sound working condition.

Are you happy with your existing kitchen layout?
If you are generally pleased with the overall layout of your kitchen and are looking to make only minor changes, cabinet re-facing is probably a good option for you.

Is the primary problem with your cabinets a cosmetic one–unsightly color, outdated door styling, or worn out finish?
Why replace the entire cabinet when the only part that needs to be fixed is the part you see? The problem of ugly cabinets can easily be remedied by using a cost effective technique borrowed from the custom furniture industry – veneering. After covering your cabinets with new wood veneer, and using European hinges to install brand new solid wood doors that match the veneer, attaching new drawer fronts, finished off by matching molding and new handles, your existing kitchen cabinets look just like new expensive custom cabinets.

Do you want to make minor changes or add some accessories to your kitchen cabinets?
Modifications such as replacing drawers, adding pull out shelves, tip out sink trays, drawer and shelf lining, a built-in microwave oven, custom moldings, or other options can easily be done to your existing kitchen or bathroom cabinets. When completed at the same time as cabinet re-facing, these options are very cost-effective. You do not need to buy expensive new cabinets to have these features.

Would you like to invest your money where you are certain you receive a high return on your investment?
According to Remodeling Magazine, “A minor remodel that updates a kitchen without remaking it brings the most bang for the buck at resale time, sometimes returning 105% of the construction cost.” Our Cabinet re-facing process solves the cosmetic problem by installing new materials on the outside of your structurally sound and high quality existing cabinets, giving you the most for your money. Kitchen remodeling can be easy and affordable with cabinet re-facing. Cabinet re-facing will not only save you time – an average size kitchen can be completely remodeled in less than a week, it is also a green alternative because we reuse your existing cabinet boxes. The process is simple and efficient, keeping mess to a minimum and you will be able to use your kitchen during installation. We offer a full range of style and door choices from custom-made solid wood doors, drawer fronts, and drawer boxes with wood veneers to a quality foil door at a lower price. Our hardware selections include high-grade self-closing hinges, and an assortment of decorative handles to turn your kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams.

Article provided courtesy of Southwest Kitchen & Bath. For more information visit or website or call 520.531.9187

The information contained in these articles are provided by local area businesses. We believe this information to be accurate and reliable, but it is not guaranteed.