New Cabinets and Resurfacing:
Refacing or resurfacing is a good option if you are satisfied with the general layout of your kitchen. We’ve talked before about the resurfacing process. Here is a quick overview of the right way to do it. You want ¼” solid wood face frames that are custom cut, then glued and nailed to the fronts of your cabinets by an experienced craftsman. Then solid plywood is affixed to the cabinet sides/boxes. All the material is custom finished to the color of your choosing. A new, custom, solid wood cabinet door is then added to complete the look.
But, what if you need additional cabinets in your space, or would like all new cabinets?
Looking for your Remodeler:
There are many options available for new kitchen cabinets, let’s look at some of the better ones. Kitchen tear out is a big job, and requires a detailed plan before you begin. It is possible to find an experienced remodeler who can design your project from start to finish, and follow your project every step of the way. You should look for a free, in home consultation. You want cabinets that are custom and will fill your space specifically to the size that you need. An experienced company will offer you many possibilities like, resurfacing with additional new cabinets, all new cabinets, counter tops, flooring, drywall, paint, any details that encompass the total home remodel. Don’t use a hardware store, or a retailer with only standard size cabinets, and few colors and styles. You deserve to have custom built, quality cabinets in your home, with endless design possibilities.
Not all cabinets are the same!
How the cabinet is built for you is very important. Look for things like solid wood construction, hand rubbed finish, custom built, and quality hardware options. You want ¾” maple hardwood cabinet boxes, with a ¾” solid wood face frame, or front of your cabinet. The boxes should be glued and pocket screwed together, so there are no visible fasteners. This way, there are no fillers needed and every cabinet has usable storage space, and is custom fit to your needs. Lastly, a new solid wood cabinet door of your choosing is added. You don’t want pressed wood made to look like “real” wood. These are not a durable option. Specifically built for you, real wood cabinets are beautiful, long lasting, and functional!
Don’t forget about the inside of the cabinets too! You want to have options, and they are out there. Look for solid plywood adjustable shelves, slide outs, drawers, bins, and tip out trays at sinks where usually there would be a dead/false front. The hardware should be good quality. Key phrases to look for are full extension, soft close glides that hold up to 100 pounds. Solid steel rails routed into the cabinets to hold your shelves, with steel adjustable pressure clips. Shelves should have solid wood edges for added strength and beauty. These are all things to make your kitchen functional and easy to use. Don’t settle for the standard options.
If you want all new custom cabinets, or are looking for resurfacing, your dream kitchen is out there, and it can become a reality, today. Ready to get started? Contact Dun-Rite Home Improvements, Inc.
Authored by: Tracy Dibonas