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How to Design Your Kitchen Cabinets

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If your kitchen cabinets are looking dull and tired, maybe it’s time to give them a face lift. Custom kitchen cabinets are less expensive than a full kitchen renovation, but even if that is less than your current makeover budget there’s an easy way to give those cabinets a great face lift: cabinet refacing. With Kitchen Cabinets Austin TX, you wind up with exactly what look like new kitchen cabinets at far less than the price of a full cabinet make over. This is because refacing kitchen cabinets are crafted to replace the existing cabinetry. So they already have the “skeleton” of the cabinet built-up, just need to be refaced.

There are several ways to reface kitchen cabinets, but there’s one key component that must be present for best results. That component is a kitchen island. It is not necessary for you to have a separate kitchen island when doing a cabinet reface, but it does provide additional counter space that can help make your kitchen island more useful. Here are some other ways to utilize your kitchen island space:

Conduit and RTA cabinets: If you are doing a single, small remodeling job such as replacing cabinet doors or installing a thin veneer then it may be possible to do all the cabinet refaces yourself. Many do-it-yourself kits are available on the market today. Or you can contact a cabinetmaker who has experience with doing cabinet refaces. In most cases the cabinet will come pre-assembled and all you will need to do is add finishing materials such as wood veneers or RTA cabinets then assemble them together. The advantage to this option is that you don’t need to hire a professional contractor or cabinetmaker because it’s often done by the individual homeowner.

Cabinet refacing vs. new construction: Many people do not realize that there is a wide price difference between refacing existing cabinetry and completely replacing kitchen cabinets with new ones. The cost of new cabinets will be far greater than even the most elaborate cabinet refacing job. This is primarily due to the time factor. Refacing involves removing old cabinetry and replacing it with new cabinetry and hardware; therefore, it takes time and money to accomplish.

Limited number cabinets: When you select your cabinetry, you must choose cabinets that fall within the overall theme or style of your kitchen. Doing so can be challenging, since there are so many different styles, finishes and materials available for kitchen cabinets. When you select your cabinets in this manner, you must also select a limited number of styles and materials as well. Cabinet refacing eliminates this limitation, since you can easily use existing cabinetry and modify it to fit the new look with very little cost or effort.

Limited number of cabinet boxes: Cabinet boxes are also an important part of your kitchen design. If you choose to replace your cabinets with new ones, you may not have enough storage space left over to install all of the new cabinetry. For this reason, it is important to determine how much of your current cabinet space will be needed to store all of the items that you intend to store in the new cabinets. In some cases, the amount of cabinet space needed is quite small. In other cases, however, the amount of space needed will be greater since you will probably want to store heavier items such as heavy cookware and refrigerated items in the drawers of your cabinets.

Custom drawers versus factory new kitchen cabinets: It is also important to determine how much space you have to work with when installing the cabinets yourself. If you are replacing your cabinets, the height and width of the walls will play an important role in your decision. In some cases, it will be necessary to move your countertops to make room for the new cabinets. If your countertop height is less than four feet, you will need to remove the top layer of countertop before replacing the cabinet. On the other hand, if your countertop is between four and six feet tall, you can generally install a standard cabinet without having to relocate the countertop.

Semi-custom or full-custom: When choosing the type of cabinets you want to purchase, it is important to consider whether you want to install your cabinets yourself or pay someone else to do it. There are many different types of cabinet, including semi-custom, full-custom, half-custom, and engineered or manufactured cabinets. Some cabinet manufacturers allow customers to customize their cabinets by adding built-in or pre-made features such as drop handles or drawer slides. These features will cost you extra, but many people choose to purchase their own custom cabinetry in order to have these features.

Refinishing Cabinets – How To Refinish Kitchens

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Refinishing cabinets is one of the most popular home improvement projects that homeowners choose. It can be a great way to bring a dull surface back into their homes and completely change a room’s look. However, many people do not realize how much money they can save by refinishing their cabinets instead of replacing them. In fact, refinishing your cabinets may save you up to 50% of the cost of buying brand new cabinet doors.

When you start refinishing your cabinets, you need to consider several things. First, you need to figure out if the cabinets are painted, stained, or wood-stained. If they are wood-stained then you will have more work to do than if they are painted. Painting your cabinets may require some extra steps including applying the stain, sanding it down, applying primer, painting over it, and finally adding clear lacquer or varnish to protect the new coat of stain.

Refinishing cabinets in your kitchen, on the other hand, will only take you about an hour or so. If you are replacing cabinets, then you will probably be replacing the whole kitchen cabinet set. However, when refinishing a kitchen cabinet you will only need to replace the cabinet doors and the hardware. If you are doing a refacing job on your kitchen then all you will need to do is apply the new cabinet stain and put a new handle on the cupboard.

To refinish your cabinets, you will need to remove the doors, hinges, drawer fronts, and any hardware. Remove any trim around the outside of the cabinet doors or the edges of the drawer fronts. Once you have the doors removed you will be left with the two main parts of the cabinet; the cabinet frame (the frame holding the doors together) and the cabinet drawer fronts (the parts of the front that holds the drawers). You will also need to remove the drawer fronts, including any hardware, and all of the drawers pulls.

After you have the main piece of the cabinets removed and all the hardware removed you will be left with just the doors and the base. Replacing the door fronts is pretty easy. There are many different styles of door fronts that you can choose from such as; distressed wood, painted, solid wood, glass, laminate, etc. The best thing about refacing your cabinet is the fact that you can choose the same style and colors as your current doors.

There are a few things to keep in mind before you start to stain your kitchen cabinets. First, you will want to select a stain that will not fade. You should also know that most wood stains take at least two coats of stain to provide a deep color. Therefore, you will want to purchase plenty of extra stains so that if you have any problems with stain staining you will be ready for it.

One of the easiest ways to refinish kitchen cabinets is to purchase a laminate or solid color stain and then customize the stain to match your existing cabinetry. Many people like to use a solid color stain on their kitchen cabinets to create a uniform look throughout their home. Another option is to purchase an unfinished laminate cabinet, paint it in your desired color, and then install the doors in your newly stained cabinet faces. This option costs much less than purchasing new cabinet doors. If you choose this option, be sure to allow adequate time for the laminate to dry before you apply the final layer of coating to protect your new doors.

Another option you may want to consider is using clear lacquer or veneers over wood cabinets. This is an easy and inexpensive way to refinish your kitchen cabinets. While this process does not give you the same depth of color or detail as a custom stain or a custom door, it can still make your kitchen look amazing. The downside is that you will need to remove the veneer periodically to apply new coats of lacquer. Be sure to choose a durable clear lacquer that can withstand high temperatures during installation and that has a smooth surface.

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