Refacing the cabinets in your office is a great alternative to replacing them completely. It is much cheaper and quicker than having to tear out your existing cabinets. Cabinet refacing involves replacing the doors, drawers, and molding before applying a completely new stain finish. With a new finish on your cabinets and new door and molding styles, your cabinets will look completely different. That is because these are the most defining style features of any cabinet system. The actual cabinet box that is still attached to the wall is really just flat and plain. It isn't what defines the style of your cabinets. So, changing the doors, drawers, and molding will completely redefine the look of your cabinet system. With a reclaimed wood cabinet door and a new stain finish, your office cabinets might be unrecognizable.
How the Process Works
This is definitely a job that should be professionally handled unless you have experience with woodworking and cabinetry. Either way, the doors and drawers should be ordered directly from a finish cabinetmaker. You can choose and install your own molding and hang your new doors if you have the tools and experience. But, when you let professionals handle the entire job, you have much less to worry about and the process is quicker.
If you are interested in making sure your project has a lower carbon footprint, ask your cabinetmaker about using reclaimed wood. Not only is it more environmentally friendly, but reclaimed wood can also add a unique touch to your cabinets.
Once you have decided on all the materials, the cabinetmaker will come to your house and measure your cabinets to make sure the replacement components are the perfect size. They will also stain the new components before bringing them to your home. In the meantime, they will come to your house and remove the old doors, drawers, and molding. There will surely be some repairs that need to be made to the wooden cabinet box. Once the cabinet box is fully repaired, it will also be stained. At this point, it will basically be ready for the new products to be installed.
So, when the construction actually begins, you will probably only need to wait a day or two until you can actually use your office again. If you were to tear out your old cabinets and install a completely new system, it could take several weeks. Many cabinets can be refaced over just two days of actual work in your office (one day to apply the stain and another to install the new doors).
It is easy to see why homeowners prefer refacing their cabinets. It is a far more convenient and cost-effective office remodel for homeowners on a budget, and with options like reclaimed wood, it can be a more environmentally friendly option too.
For more information about materials like reclaimed wood, contact a company like Old World Lumber Company.