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10 Kitchen Upgrades For DIY-ers


Many questions arise when thinking of repainting kitchen cabinets. For instance, what products do the pros use for professional results? How can homeowners achieve that same glossy smooth finish? Additionally, what if my kitchen needs new doors and drawer fronts or boxes? Or new hardware? Last but not least, can a typical homeowner repaint their kitchen?

Absolutely! If you want to save yourself a great deal of money and have the time and energy, repainting your cabinets gives you a great return on its investment. It definitely requires time, and dedication, so you will want to block out a few weeks of time to upgrade your kitchen. However, the feeling of accomplishment that comes from tackling home improvement challenges is amazing!

Painting your kitchen transforms an ordinary dark and dingy kitchen to a stunning workplace. Indeed, the transformation amazes our clients!! With so good options out there, you can repaint pretty much any color that you want to. There are even ways to minimize the grain, if you have oak cabinets. Virtually, your imagination is the limit!

In this blog we will focus on upgrades you can do yourself, to your own kitchen. For detailed instructions on the actual painting process check out our blog on cabinet painting.

5 Simple Upgrades For Your Kitchen

The most basic upgrades for your kitchen includes: 1. Brand new paint. 2. New cabinet doors. 3. 3/4″ plywood shelves, with veneered edges. 4. Hinges. 5. Hardware.

Best Possible Paint For Kitchen Cabinets

You will want to use the best cabinet grade finishes for your cabinets. Both Benjamin Moore Advance or Sherwin Williams cabinet paint offer good results for painting kitchen cabinets. However, if you want the best, most durable finish that professionals use, use the Milesi one part paint.

Milesi paint definitely costs more than any other cabinet paint, however it dries hard and will last so much longer for you! When using Milesi paint, your cabinets receive that ultimate hard and smooth feel of professionally painted cabinets. Additionally, your hard work will definitely last for years!

If some of your doors need to be replaced, or you have structural issues, you may actually want to think of refacing them. However, most times simply painting your existing kitchen cabinets brings amazing life and vitality onto your kitchen. Totally transforming your work space at a fraction of the cost and hassle of buying new cabinets. You will be amazed at how dashingly beautiful your kitchen cabinets will be with a gleaming fresh coat of paint!!

Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Installing brand new cabinet doors adds a beautiful touch to your kitchen, especially if your cabinet doors show wear and tear! We can source doors in all types for you for a very reasonable price. We have access to all wood doors for staining and painting, wood doors with an MDF center for painting, and all MDF solid core doors for painting. For detailed explanation on the different types of doors check out our blog on cabinet doors.

Painted Cabinet doors
Door samples

Stained Wood Cabinet Doors

Possibly you have kitchen cabinets in a wood species, and still love that specific color. However the cabinet frame and doors show a lot of wear and tear. At times installing brand new doors in the same wood species/stain color adds a powerful upgrade at a bare minimum cost. Additionally, a simple coat of stain and fresh varnish over the frame of your cabinets covers up the dings and scratches, adds tremendous beauty to your kitchen!

Below you see the beauty of stained wood cabinets. These cabinets received brand new doors, making this kitchen shine once again. With the beauty of full overlay, Shaker doors, very little of the cabinet face is exposed. This allows you to almost fully cover the face of the cabinets with brand new doors.

Therefore, if you want to keep down your costs, think of upgrading to new cabinet doors, along with re-staining and varnishing the frame. This definitely upgrades your cabinets!

cherry kitchen

Painted Cabinet Doors

Do you wish to paint your cabinets? Painting opens a whole new world of color in your kitchen! Now you have options in wide array. Do you want to repaint your existing cabinet doors? Keep the same hardware? Additionally, consider the state of your drawer slides and door hinges. Should they be upgraded also?

A lot of this depends on the existing condition of your cabinet doors and hinges. Additionally, how much you want to spend on your kitchen renovation plays a huge factor in deciding to upgrade your cabinet doors. Homestead Cabinet doors offers you two types of doors for painted kitchen cabinets.

The most basic door comes from hard core mdf. This type of door lasts a long time, does not swell, and crack at the joints as wood doors do. Furthermore, they cost less than wood doors.

The other option for paint grade doors consist of a door with a wooden frame, and an mdf center. Both types of doors hold up very well to the wear and tear in any kitchen.

Paint Options For Cabinet Doors

Homestead Cabinet Design offers you the option of buying them unfinished or primed and ready for final coat. Additionally, we offer them primed and sprayed in the top coat color of your choice. Moreover, this gives you that glossy smooth finish that only comes from being professionally sprayed.

Since cabinet doors cover most of your cabinet face, they also show the most, as soon as you have imperfections in the painting process. Thus, deciding to get them professionally sprayed while you prep and paint the face frame makes a lot of sense. This gives you a very professional finished product, while cutting a lot of cost for you, especially compared to hiring someone to repaint/reface the whole cabinets.

We match the exact color you use for your cabinet face, as long as you go with any Benjamin Moore or Sherwin williams paint. Furthermore, we paint grade Milesi paints with added hardeners, ensuring that your doors dry to a harder finish. This gives your doors the best top coat you can give them, along with ensuring that your paint job lasts longer than it would using typical cabinet paint.

New Cabinet Shelves

Are kitchen cabinet shelves sagging because they were crafted from cheap particle board and have seen their share of weight? Replace them with brand new plywood maple shelves, with a real maple veneer on the edge. This transforms your cupboard, allowing you to organize your kitchen as you wish, instead of needing to organize according the weight of your kitchen items. How very freeing!!

Brand new shelves add so much value to your storage space! Additionally, they install very easily. Most times they pop right out. At times, they have a small tab at the top holding the shelf in place that needs to be removed. After removing the clip, take out the old shelf and replace with your brand new shelf. Viola! You now have brand new storage area in your cupboards!

Hinges

Hinges and hardware are the easiest upgrades to add to your cabinets. Soft close hinges add tremendous value to your existing kitchen. After installing soft close hinges, your doors no longer close with a bang. Instead, they glide shut and softly close, using hydraulic mechanisms to keep them from slamming shut.

Soft close hinges replace any standard hinge mounted on your existing kitchen cabinets. They come in three types: surface mount, semi concealed, and fully concealed hinges. Check out our comprehensive blog on soft close hinges to learn the what type of hinge you should be installing in your cabinets.

Hardware

New hardware adds a beautiful finished touch to your kitchen upgrade. You find many options on the market, in a brick and mortar store, or online. Basically, you need to decide if you want to go with hardware that uses the existing holes in your doors and drawer fronts or if you want something totally different.

If you decide to go with a new style of hardware, and are keeping your existing cabinet doors, you need to putty the holes shut with a good wood filler, and sand them smooth before starting to paint the doors. However, if you decide to go with new doors, you can choose any new hardware, without worrying about the existing holes in your cabinet doors and drawer fronts.

Without a doubt, dismantling and installing your cabinet doors, shelves, hinges and hardware saves you a lot of money! Definitely, this depends on your available time, how much time you wish to have your kitchen in disarray, along with the patience and perseverance you as an individual want to spend in redoing your kitchen. However, if you wish to keep the costs of your kitchen renovations down, definitely think of doing as much of the simple dismantling and installing yourself, as possible.

5 Upgrades For Those With More Experience in DIY Kitchen Projects

Five upgrades that require more skilled precision work include: 1. Taking out and installing new drawer boxes. 2. Installing soft close slides in existing drawer boxes. 3. Changing out shelves for shelf rollouts. 4. Adding Moldings to the tops of your cabinets. 5. Professionally finishing the back and sides of your island or kitchen bar.

Installing Brand New Drawer Boxes In Your Kitchen Cabinets

Are your kitchen drawers falling apart? Possibly they comprise of thin flake board sides. Think of upgrading to brand new solid wood dovetailed drawer boxes, for maximum strength and durability! They hold a tremendous amount of kitchen and pantry staples without breaking.

Additionally, our dovetailed drawer boxes come totally assembled, making the swap much easier for you! For detailed information on new drawer box options and organizing ideas, check out our comprehensive blog on cabinet drawers.

Soft Close Slides

Soft close slides replace most drawer slides. However you need to check your existing drawers for the right style of slide. Since soft close slides come in side mount and bottom mount. For brand new drawers we recommend the bottom mount soft close slides. However, if you keep your current drawer boxes, you need to use side mount soft close drawers if that is what your drawers currently use.

Upgrading to soft close slides makes a tremendous difference in the feel of your kitchen. No longer do your drawers close with a bang. With soft close slides, they glide shut to a certain point, then a hydraulic mechanism takes over, and slowly pulls them shut, just as the soft close hinges work. The silence is beautiful after having regular slides in your kitchen.

Furthermore, your drawers always shut right. You no longer have them shutting lopsidedly, or not ending up shutting properly. Nor will you pinch someone’s fingers because of slamming drawers.

Soft close slides are more difficult to mount than soft close hinges on cabinet doors. However with a little practice, you gain the expertise needed to change out the slides, and you will never regret making the change. Homestead Cabinet Design offers you step by step instructions on installing them yourself.

Kitchen Cabinet Roll Outs

Kitchen cabinet roll outs are made the same as an all wood dove tailed drawer. However, they are usually only 2 1/2 to 3″s deep. They become mounted to the inside of your cabinets where your shelves formerly were. Most times people use two of them per cabinet door, however you have the option of adding as many or as few as you wish!

Roll outs totally eliminate the need for digging things out of the back of your cupboards. Imagine no more bending way over to find something in the far recesses of your cupboards! Indeed, they bring everything in the cupboard out to you instead of being stuffed back into the cupboards! Additionally, they offer you two full shelves instead of only one small shelf toward the back half of the cabinet as most cabinets have.

Definitely, roll outs make incredible additions to your kitchen for a very affordable price! They add valuable storage and lovely organization to any kitchen! Usually, they come made to be adjustable to maximize your specific kitchen cabinet storage needs. Additionally, below you see how roll outs come in a huge variety of styles and sizes. Indeed, they can be customized to fit any cabinet size and style!

kitchen cabinet roll outs for cabinets

Crown Molding

Crown molding adds a beautifully finished touch top any kitchen. Basically it consists of adding a piece of trim all along the top edge of your kitchen cabinets. However, it does take expertise to get the angles cut properly and then installed. The process is very similar to putting up regular trim, although this gets installed on an angle. The corners need to be cut on 45 degree angles and butted together tightly before pin nailing together.

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Professionally Upgrade the Back and Sides of Your Kitchen Island and Bar

Professionally upgrading the back of your kitchen island or bar is not for the faint of heart dIY-er. However if you have acquired quite a bit of skill and expertise, or just want to try your hand at a challenging project, upgrading your island back adds visual appeal and beauty to your kitchen. Indeed, it brings tremendous value to your kitchen!

First you want to make a frame work for the back and sides of your island from strips of 1″ paint grade maple, or the species of wood you want to use for the island back.

To begin with, measure your island back and divide the back into two, three, or four equal sections. make a frame with that many openings. It will resemble window frame, with open sections for the plywood, thus giving it a shaker style look. Next, cut and install sheets of paint grade maple plywood or the species of wood you are using onto the back of your frame. Now you are ready to paint/stain it in your color choice!

manufacturing kitchen island backs out of recycled oak cabinets

Proceed to prep, prime, and paint as you do for your kitchen cabinets. Preferably, lay it flat to paint to minimize runs.

prepping and painting massive island

Repeat this procedure for the sides of your kitchen island or bar.

To install the frame onto the back and sides of your island, pin nail it onto the back of your current island.

For a streamlined finished look, add a toe kick around the bottom of your island painted/stained in the same color as your island. Thus beautifully accenting and making your island a beautiful central focal point in your kitchen! For step by step instructions on completing this, check out the beautiful massive island we built from old oak cabinets from Craigslist for a client!

Below you see an island we refinished for a client with cherry wood in the same fashion. Except here, we used stained wood instead of paint grade maple.

cherry kitchen

Homestead Cabinet Design Offers You Step By Step Help With Your Kitchen Renovation!

Homestead Cabinet Design offers you a step by step guide to achieving that beautiful professional finish when painting your own kitchen cabinets. Additionally, we offer you one stop options for kits with wood fillers, sanding pads in differing grits, gloves, and the very same rollers and brushes that professionals use!

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Contact Raymond today at Homestead Cabinet Design for an in-depth plan of action for your kitchen upgrades! We help you with ideas, paint options, and storage options for your own kitchen! With a free consultation, you feel actual sample doors and hardware. Give us a try TODAY!!

Call or text Raymond at:

413-685-5743

Or, email me for a personal, fast quote at:

raymond@homesteadcabinet.com

Our mission is to help you upgrade your kitchen, ensuring that you end up with spectacular results for the kitchen of your dreams!!

Additionally, as an insured contractor in MA and CT, we always guarantee our work. Furthermore, we have resources for paint, paint supplies, new cabinet doors, dovetailed drawer boxes, slides, hinges, and hardware for you in a fast and timely manner.

Moreover, if you wish to tackle this project yourself, contact us! We specialize in helping homeowners find the resources to do as much of the kitchen upgrade process themselves- all in one convenient package! Allow us to walk you through the process of taking your kitchen from blah to absolutely stunning!!

Any color, any size- you choose! Again, we match any Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color sample, if you choose to have us professionally, spray paint your doors for you. Additionally, we have many door styles for your to choose from!

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Still not sure what color you want for your kitchen cabinets? Order a pack of some popular trending colors today!

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Massive Island From Old Oak Cabinets!

oak cabinets re-purposed to massive island

Do you wonder what can be done with old oak cabinets? Is there a way to recycle and reuse the once popular cabinets for other purposes around the house, such as a kitchen island? How could you accomplish this? Additionally, where do you find some?

In this post Homestead Cabinet Design shows you step by step how to make a massive kitchen island out of old oak cabinets. Much good can be said for the strength and durability of old oak cabinets.

Truly, these cabinets make ideal cabinets to re-purpose into oodles of other projects, namely because of their strength and durability. Additionally, you can find them reasonably cheap anywhere. Just check out your local Craigslist or Facebook Market place! You find them everywhere for a fraction of the cost of brand new cabinets.

Most times they are structurally very sound. However, they yellow with age, and become very dated and dreary looking. Thus, after awhile most owners become ready to upgrade to painted cabinets, or the warmer hues of maple, cherry, or even red birch.

Furthermore, by taking them apart into the separate cabinet boxes that they originally came in, these cabinets then fit together in any order that works for you, specifically! You are not locked into using them in the same order/format that the original owners used them in. Moreover, if you have limited space, you do not even need to use all the cabinets that come with your set. Ultimately, with a little work, made-to-order cabinets for your space become a reality!!

Old Oak Cabinets For Massive Island

Below you see old oak cabinets that came from Craigslist, no less. As mentioned above, these came for a fraction of the cost of new kitchen cabinets! Using ingenuity, along with years of experience of working with cabinets, Homestead Cabinet Design transformed these yellowed, aged, and dated oak cabinets to a beautiful massive island! Read on to see how!

old oak cabinets

Re-purposing Old Oak Cabinets Into Massive Island

The first step to re-purposing these old oak cabinets involved the normal steps for repainting any used kitchen cabinets. Absolutely, we took the time to thoroughly clean, fill all holes, and sand them.

When applying all this time and effort into transforming old oak cabinets cabinets to a beautiful stunning island, you do not want the paint to fail. Especially not anytime in the near foreseeable future, all because you did not spend enough time with the prep work!! For step by step directions to do this yourself, check out our blog on painting old oak cabinets.

Island Backs And Sides Constructed

How did we build the island backs and sides from old oak cabinets? First of all, we made a frame the size of the island back. In this case it was huge- 5′ long! Because of its size, we built one huge frame for the back, dividing it equally into 4 sections with paint grade maple dividers.

As seen below, to make the island back look like a Shaker style panel, we cut the old oak refrigerator panels into the sizes needed to fit the frame. Following this, we inserted them into the back of the open spaces or “windows” in the frame. After inserting these cut up refrigerator panels into the frame, we could prime and paint them just like any other modern Shaker panels. All this came from old oak cabinets, with the only added expense of paint grade maple for the “frame”!

Additionally, the sides of the island were manufactured in the same way.

refridgerator panels recycled for island sides and backs

Painting And Prepping For Installation

To begin with, we sanded and prepped all the surfaces. Since the cabinets and parts of the island surrounds came from used cabinets, we needed to apply all the normal steps in repainting old cabinets:

  • First, strip all the hardware.
  • Next, clean thoroughly with TSP.
  • Thirdly, fill in all cracks and dings with wood filler.
  • Finally, sand carefully.

After finishing those steps, and applying the primer coat of Milesi primer, everything needed another light sanding. Following this, we applied the final coat of Milesi Pewter Gray to the cabinet boxes, and the island side and back surrounds. As you see, the island back was massive. Between the back and the sides, they took up almost the whole length of our shop!!

prepping and painting massive island

Installation

Following this, we took the cabinets and the island surrounds to the clients house. We took much care to install the cabinets correctly, making sure that the cabinets sat level. Furthermore, we wanted all the doors and drawers to close properly. This client chose to upgrade to new door and drawer handles, which she did not have at the time of installation, so watch our blog to see the finished product in a few weeks.

If you look closely, you see that she did not use the cabinets in the same order that the former owners did. As mentioned above, this is the beauty of re-purposing old cabinets, making them new-for-you, all while making them work for you, in your space!

Furthermore, you see that this island top will be massive. Thus, we made the sides of the island wide enough accommodate this, creating a false open section in the middle, by making the side panels wider than normal. However, this extra width gives her lots of elbow room while prepping and serving meals. Imagine the counter space she gained by adding some extra width to her island!!

Additionally, we added smooth painted trim all the way around the edge. This helped to give the island an anchored, finished look, adding to the simple streamlined appeal of the Shaker panels.

Installing massive island

Installed and ready for the granite top! Keep watching for the final photos of this massive island. We hope to show you the finished product as soon as it is finished!

Want New Cabinet Doors And Drawers?

This client chose to cut costs by keeping all the former door hinges and slides since they were in good working condition. She also kept the original doors, even though new soft close drawer slides and hinges always come as an option, anytime you upgrade any cabinet. Additionally, brand new doors could come as part of the package, if you wish! However, you want to keep in mind that this puts the price up.

Want Help Designing And Installing Your Newly Refurbished Kitchen Island?

We have many cost effective options for you to choose from. Without a doubt, we help our customers find the right kitchen island for their budget. We help make your kitchen right for YOU in the most cost effective way, without sacrificing strength and durability. Basically, your budget decides the limit on your choices! Truly, the sky is the limit, when choosing a kitchen island that is right for your needs and wishes.

Furthermore, we have many options of cabinet and door styles available for you to actually feel the silky, smooth finish. Moreover, you may even wish to add more upgrades than this client did. Perhaps you wish for soft close slides and hinges for your doors, or brand new doors. These are all options that come with any and every cabinet design and modification we offer! Just ask!

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Contact Raymond today at Homestead Cabinet Design for an in-depth plan of action for that new kitchen island! We will be happy to help you with ideas, paint options, and storage options! You can feel actual sample doors and hardware. Give us a try TODAY!!

Call or text Raymond at:

413-685-5743

Or, email me for a personal, fast quote at:

raymond@homesteadcabinet.com

Our mission is to help you upgrade your kitchen, ensuring that you end up with spectacular results for the kitchen of your dreams!!

As an insured contractor in MA and CT, we always guarantee our work. Additionally, we have resources for new cabinet doors for you in a fast and timely manner!!

Any color, any size- you choose! Again, we match any Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color sample. Additionally, we have many door styles for your to choose from!

paint and cabinet door samples

Order a pack of some popular trending colors today!

special color samples
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Reface Your Kitchen Now!!

oak cabinets refaced

Reface? First of all, what is refacing? Additionally, what makes refacing better than totally starting over?

Refacing always changes your existing cabinet doors to another wood species, or paint grade doors in your color choice. Additionally the face frame of your cabinets become the same color or wood species as your brand new doors, hence the name refacing.

Refacing Options

Furthermore, you have two options of what to do with the face frame of your cabinets. The first option includes applying a new wood species, namely, a very thin wood veneer, onto the face frame of your cabinets. The second option includes new painted doors, while painting your cabinet face frame in the exact same paint. Thus your doors and cabinet frame will match upon completion!

Ultimately, this is the basic difference between refacing your kitchen and refinishing. With refinishing, your original doors are taken to our shop, cleaned, sanded, and repainted. Then we install them back onto your newly painted cabinets.

With refacing, we paint the face frame of the cabinets in the same color as your brand new doors, just as we do when refinishing. However, those painted cabinet doors will be brand new doors!! For more info on types of doors, check out our blog on cabinet doors.

At Homestead Cabinet Design we have amazing results with changing blah and yucky kitchens to stunning and gorgeous! Basically, we offer three basic options when choosing to reface your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Additionally, with every kitchen we reface, we offer brand new soft close drawer slides, and soft close hinges.

Three Reface Options For Your Kitchen

As noted above, the three basic options for refacing your kitchen include:

  1. New stained and varnished wood doors, along with stained and varnished wood veneer for the face frame of your cabinet.
  2. New cabinet doors edged in a hardwood frame with an MDF center. Incidentally, these are called paint grade wood doors. Additionally, in this case the face frame of your cabinets receive a wood veneer painted to match you new doors..
  3. New cabinet doors edged in a hardwood frame with an MDF center, or solid paint grade MDF doors, painted in your color of choice. Additionally, the face frame of your cabinets will be cleaned, sanded , and painted to match your new doors.

Wood Veneers Used In Refacing

The wood veneer used in refacing kitchen cabinets is not manufactured from from a cheap veneer strip. Actually, this veneer comes from 1/8th -1/4th” thin strips of real wood, painted or stained in the color of your choice, and in the same color as your cabinet doors. The side panels of your kitchen also receive this same veneer, matching everything!!

Additionally, this veneer comes with a strong glue applied to the back side of it. Thus allowing it to firmly adhere to the face frame of your cabinets. Once this glue dries, it becomes almost impossible to remove it from the face frame of your cabinets! Yes, it creates such a tight bond!!

Types Of Wood Veneers

The wood veneers for stained kitchens come in the actual wood species that you choose. They come unfinished, and we stain, sand, and seal them in our shop at the same time that we stain, sand and seal the all wood cabinet doors. This results in a spectacular, perfectly matching wood finish throughout your whole entire kitchen!!

The wood veneers for painted kitchens come from actual thin strips of maple wood. They also come unfinished. As with the wood species, we primer, sand and paint the wood veneers alongside applying primer, sanding, and painting your cabinet doors. This ensures a uniform color throughout your entire kitchen. Moreover, this is how we can offer you any color!! We use any color you choose and apply it to the doors AND the veneers. We are not limited to only a few colors!!

In conclusion, the difference between the wood veneers boils down to what is applied to the surface of the veneer. And that becomes your choice, whether you prefer a stained wood look, or a painted wood look.

In both cases the wood veneer comes from thin strips of wood, stained or painted in the color of your choice. Furthermore, once the wood veneer has been finished in our shop, to your specifications, the process of attaching the veneer to the face frame of your kitchen is the same, regardless if it is painted or stained.

Refacing To Wood Species

Change any kitchen to the beautiful wood species of your choice! Yes, those old oak cabinets change to the beautiful rich hues of red birch or cherry, all by changing out the doors, and the face frames of your cabinets!!

Want to go with something exotic like knotty alder or hickory?? Absolutely!! In actuality, the sky becomes the limit, however your imagination and your budget decides the limit of what works for you. As noted above: when refacing, your existing cabinets become whatever wood species, or color you desire, all by changing their face, hence the name refacing.

Refacing A Painted Kitchen To Natural Cherry

As you see below, Homestead Cabinet Design transformed this ugly green kitchen into a lovely kitchen with the warm hues of natural cherry. Even the soffit received a face lift, resulting in the look of cabinets going all the way to the ceiling!!

vintage kitchen being refaced to cherry

First, we cover all the counters and protect the floor. Following this, we dismantle all the doors, and remove all the hardware.

vintage green kitchen refaced to red birch

Next, the face frames receive a thorough scrubbing, using TSP a strong degreaser to get rid of all underlying grease. After this scrubbing down, all nicks and dings get filled in with wood filler, before sanding them smooth. Following this we apply the thin stained wood veneer on to the face frame of the cabinet.

Reface Process

We did not get any pictures of the process here in this kitchen. However, if you look below in the painted kitchen turned white or even the island turned hickory, you see the same process we used here. Basically the thin wood strips come with a strong glue on the back side covered with paper backing. We then take off the paper backing, and adhere the wood veneers to the face frame. Usually, the strips are cut to fit the width of your specific cabinets with a special veneer knife, and then glued to your kitchen cabinet frame.

If you watch the process below, you see that we use strong clamps to hold the veneer in place until the glue is dried. Once the glue has dried and bonded, there is no way the veneer will come back off, since the glue we use is stronger than wood itself!

After the veneer bonds thoroughly, we take the clamps off and install the cabinet doors, and in this case cover the soffit with cherry plywood and moldings. This really added a finished touch to this kitchen- instantly updating and giving amazing life and vitality to this dated and worn kitchen!!

Below, you find another kitchen Homestead Cabinet Design refaced to stained cherry, using wood veneers and new shaker cabinet doors. Note especially the beautiful island! Again, Raymond built this surround using stained cherry plywood, then framing it out with real cherry wood. Thus giving it the appearance of separate panels. Adding the trim around the bottom for the toe kick adds visual punch also. Thus making the whole island a center focal point in this beautiful kitchen!!

Reface Your Island To A Wood Species

These clients had a tired, worn island they wanted refaced in hickory wood. This picture shows the side view of the old island.

side veiw old wood island to be refaced with hickory wood

Below, you see the front side of the island.

old island to be refaced

Additionally, the backside, although lovely in its day, needed a total face lift!!

back side of old island to be refaced with hickory wood

These people chose new hickory doors and wood veneer for the face frame of their island. Again, after cleaning and sanding the face frame, we attach the wood veneers to the frame, with clamps until the the glue dried.

reface process for an island

Check this out! Below, you see the front of the island with brand new sides, and Shaker style, slab front drawer fronts and Shaker style doors. The transformation totally amazed everyone!!

refaced hickory island

Newly stained hickory plywood was cut and fitted for the side panels. Then a frame was built around it, giving it a totally new, updated appearance. Hickory trim around the bottom also added depth and beauty to this island, totally upgrading and rejuvenating it!!!

Additionally, you see the back side of the island below. This shaker style look comes from using plywood in the same species of wood that you reface in. This plywood becomes stained along with everything else, then applied as one piece to the side or back of your island. Strips of wood, stained to match, make a frame around the edge to give it the look of separate panels. This method adds beauty and finishes any island!!

hickory refaced island

Below you see another island and kitchen that Homestead Cabinet Design finished in a similar manner, only in white beadboard.

white painted refaced island

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets!

Do you wish to reface by painting only some of your kitchen cabinets? However, you still want your island to provide a central focal point by changing the paint color or wood species on there? Go ahead!! Choose one color for the base cabinets, another color for the top cabinets, along with another option for your island.

Below you see a kitchen that Homestead Cabinet refaced for a client, using painted wood veneers for part of the kitchen and wood veneers for the island. As you see, the kitchen had formerly been painted a vintage green. However the cabinet boxes were solid, and the owners did not want to upgrade to all new cabinets. They chose to go with painted wood veneers, instead of painting the face frame in the same color as the doors.

Again, first we thoroughly clean and sand the cabinets. Additionally, we fill in all scratches and dings with wood filler, then let it dry thoroughly. Following this, we sand the face frame and wipe everything clean again. Finally, we apply the painted veneer to the face frame, instantly updating your kitchen! After the glue adheres to the face frame, we use a special tool to cut the veneer edges flush with the cabinets.

refacing process with painted wood veneers

After finishing the face frame, we install the painted doors, thus perfectly matching the color of your cabinets!! As you see, the top cabinets here were refaced in white, the bottom cabinets a deep blue, and the island was refaced into hickory!!

refaced kitchen with painted white shaker doors

Cost Effectiveness of Refacing With Painted Veneers

Keep in mind when planning to reface cabinets with painted wood veneers, that applying veneers is very meticulous and time consuming. It takes a great deal of skill and tedious work Therefore, unless you have oak cabinets and you want to hide the grain, or your cabinets are really dinged and ugly as these were, you do well to consider refacing with brand new painted doors and simply painting the face frame of your cabinets in the identical color.

Refacing With New Painted Doors While Painting The Face Frame

The least costly way to reface your kitchen includes buying new paint grade doors, while repainting the face frame of your cabinets. This procedure happens very similarly to repainting/refinishing your kitchen cabinets. However, you always receive new cabinet doors.

If your cabinet frames have only minor scratches and dings, and you wish to upgrade to painted cabinets, this option becomes very appealing!! Especially, if you have a lower budget, but still wish to upgrade your kitchen.

Refacing Oak Kitchens

Below, you see a typical oak kitchen. This client wanted to upgrade to shaker style white painted doors. However, they opted to not go with the painted veneers. Instead we painted the face frames, using the same process as is used when refinishing a kitchen.

refacing procedure when repainting the face frame

First, all the doors came off. Then, we taped off all cabinet openings. Additionally, we made a plastic room inside the home, to cut down on dust and paint film covering everything else in the home. After this, all the face frames are thoroughly cleaned, all the dings filled in with wood sealer, before sanding. Finally, the face frame of the cabinet is painted in the very same paint that the cabinet doors are painted with in our shop.

This ensures that you receive even color throughout your kitchen. Along with that, it allows us to use any color paint, and guarantee that the cabinet frame will be the same color as cabinet doors.

white shaker doors

After finishing the painting process, we take all the plastic down. Then we clean everything up, before installing the new cabinet doors. Additionally, adding crown molding gave a beautiful finished flair to this kitchen!!

How Much Does Refacing Cost?

It costs considerably less to reface your kitchen than to totally gut your kitchen, starting over with brand new cabinets. An average kitchen costs between $5,000 to $10,000 to reface.

Of course, a lot depends on how many changes you make. Upgrades such as soft close slides, trash can pull-outs, and more do add to the bottom cost. Additionally any cabinet modifications add to the final cost. However, they add such value and beauty to your kitchen! You will not regret it!! To learn more about all the cabinet options, upgrades, and modifications that can be made to your existing kitchen, check out our blog of cabinet refacing.

Want To Cut Costs While Refacing?

Possibly by now, you know that you really want to reface your kitchen, however the cost intimidates you. One way to cut costs includes ordering new doors, painted in your choice of color. Meanwhile, you strip off your doors, and tackle prepping and painting the cabinet frames yourself.

We have a huge selection of doors that works perfectly for DIY-ers, just like you! Do you desire to do some of the work yourself, while wanting that perfectly glossy smooth finish on your cabinet doors? Just call!! We are more than happy to help you achieve that perfect kitchen, while keeping the costs as minimal as you want for your own kitchen.

Another option includes only refacing with brand new doors. We have done this also for a client. She wanted a face lift for her kitchen, nevertheless, she didn’t want to spend a fortune. So we replaced the doors, painting the new cabinet doors white with a brown glaze applied. This glaze tied her white cabinet doors together with her dark cabinets. Additionally, she chose full overlay, Shaker style doors, so most of the face frame hid behind the doors.

Below, you see the kitchen before we started.

kitchen with slab front doors
glazed inset panel doors

This change brightened her kitchen!! Additionally, she chose soft close hinges and soft close slides, making her kitchen so much more user-friendly!!

In conclusion, again, your limit becomes our limit. You choose how much you want us to help you with. Refacing definitely adds new life and transforms an old aged tired kitchen!! It beautifully upgrades your kitchen to a light and cheery work space.

Can We Help You Create the Kitchen of Your Dreams?

Call us today at Homestead Cabinet Design to set up an appointment!! We will be more than happy to guide you to the perfect reface option for your cabinets, complete with the perfect cabinet doors for your kitchen, and for your budget!!

For more information about our services click here.

Call Raymond at:

413-685-5263

Or email me for a fast free quote at:

raymond@homesteadcabinetdesign.com

Our mission is to help you reface your kitchen, ensuring that you end up with spectacular results for the kitchen of your dreams!!

I am an insured contractor in MA and CT. Additionally, we guarantee our work, and we do all in our power to provide you with a spectacular kitchen complete with new doors for you in a timely manner!!

We match any Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore paint sample! Just ask!! Again, we use any color you choose and apply it to the doors AND the veneers. Various colors do not limit us. Actually, we specialize in giving you any color you desire for your own kitchen!!

paint samples

Additionally, we have a huge selection of cabinet doors for you to choose from when you reface your kitchen!! Check this out!!

Painted Cabinet doors
Door samples
soft close concealed hinge

Cabinet Hinges- Advice From The Pros!

Hinges come in many different types:

  • Self close
  • Soft close
  • Free swinging
  • Surface mount
  • Semi concealed
  • Concealed

If you are looking to replace your cabinet hinges, the first thing to do is determine the overlay of the door on the hinge side. There are few ways to do this – measure the width of the cabinet opening, and then measure the door width. Subtract the 2 for the total overlay for that door. Divide that by 2 to get the overlay for one side. For example, if the door opening width measures 18 inches and the door width is 19 inches, you know there is a half inch overlay on each side. You can double check this by taking a pencil and marking where the edge of the door lies on the cabinet. remove the door and measure the distance from the edge of the opening to your mark.

All hinges must be ordered according to their overlays. Every hinge is built for a specific overlay, so be sure to check availability of that specific size, especially if you want to change to a different type of hinge.

Self Closing Cabinet Hinges Verses Soft Closing

The difference between self-close and soft-close is this – self-close uses a spring type mechanism that pulls the door in place. There is no need for a latch or magnet as the hinge keeps the door tight against the cabinet. However, these do not close softly. They will still close with a bang.

On the other hand, soft close hinges are concealed behind the door, and do not work as a regular door hinge. Rather, after pushing the door shut, they have a mechanism inside the hinge that brings the door to a partial close.

Following this, the hydraulics inside the door hinge take over, and the door softly and slowly glides shut. You cannot bang doors with soft close cabinet hinges, as so often happens with self close hinges! This is a relatively new design found on most newer kitchens.

With free swinging hinges, you need to shut them all the way yourself. Often, they have a magnet installed inside the cupboard frame, to catch and snap the door shut.

Surface Mount Cabinet Hinges

Surface mount hinges mount to the outside of the cabinet frame and over top of the door. These are usually decorative hinges for a more rustic or traditional look. Semi-concealed hinges are visible on the edge of the door, but wrap around the inside of the door instead of on the face.

rustic self close hinges
rustic farmhouse style kitchen

Semi Concealed Self Close Hinges

semi concealed soft close hinges on white painted kitchen

Fully Concealed Hinges

Fully concealed hinges, also called “European style” hinges use a round 35mm hole in the back of the door for mounting the hinge. The rest of the hinge is then tucked behind the door, either mounted to the face or insed edge of the face of the cabinet.

Soft Close Cabinet Hinges

Soft close hinges ensure that your kitchen doors close quietly and smoothly every single time you use that door! Your kitchen cabinet doors will never again slam shut when you upgrade to soft close hinges. Instead of banging shut as other self closing hinges do, soft close hinges glide shut to a certain point, before easing to a closed position with hydraulic mechanisms.

With soft close hinges, you need not remind your children to be careful when closing your cabinet doors. Neither will they bang shut and scratch your cabinets every time you close them, thus extending the life of your kitchen cabinets.

You definitely will not regret upgrading to soft close hinges! If for no other reason, it definitely saves on the wear and tear on your kitchen. Not to mention the lovely peace and quiet that results in a kitchen when the doors shut quietly and gently, verses banging shut every single time that you close a cabinet door!

Modern shaker style, full overlay doors use fully concealed hinges. These hinges mount inside the cabinet frame, and inside the cabinet door. Moreover, this allows the cabinet hinge to totally hide inside the cabinet door. Thus, leaving a clean smooth line of doors behind, with no hinges cluttering up the fronts of your kitchen cabinets! For more info on Shaker style doors check out our blog on Shaker doors.

shaker cherry kitchen

Can Soft Close Hinges Be adjusted?

Definitely! Soft close hinges come with a three way adjustment- moving the cabinet door up and down, in and out, and left to right, to fit your cabinet. Along with that, the soft close hinge allows for a light, or heavy soft close movement. A professional can easily make these adjustments for you.

Additionally, soft close hinges come in a variety of brands. Among the best of them are Blum, Salice, and Grass. These use a heavy duty hydraulic system, and will take a maximum amount of wear and tear. Additionally, their smooth, whisper-soft closing adds grace and beauty to any kitchen!

Can You Put Soft Close Cabinet Hinges On Old Cabinets?

Definitely! As long as there is enough overlay on the door on the face of the cabinet, it can be done. Lipped doors will need a different hinge than regular overlay doors. Check the overlap of the door on the hinge side, and be sure to order the correct hinge for that overlay. You will need to drill new holes on the back side of the cabinet doors to accommodate the new hinge.

However, if your cabinet doors are showing their age, you may want to upgrade by adding new doors. This along with new hardware beautifully updates any kitchen. For more info on refacing, check out our blog on refacing.

Do Soft Close Hinges Wear Out?

As with all things with mechanical parts, soft close hinges can eventually wear out. Especially, when you think of the thousands of times a cabinet door hinge is used even in a year’s time, it is only reasonable to think that in 20-30 years, they may eventually wear out. However, using the best of the best ensures you the peace of mind, that they last you a lifetime! You will not regret upgrading to soft close hinges- giving you the peace and quiet of soft close hinges in your own kitchen!

Bumper pads- Do They Help?

Bumper pads are those small vinyl or felt pads used on the corners of your doors to also minimize any scratching of your newly finished cupboards. They save your cupboards from any scratching or nicking from closing doors. Bumper pads help in keeping your cupboards in tip top condition!

Can We Help You Update Your Kitchen?

Contact Raymond today at Homestead Cabinet Design for an in-depth plan of action for those new kitchen cabinet hinges! We will be happy to help you with ideas for upgrading your current kitchen cabinets! You can feel actual sample doors and hardware. Give us a try TODAY!!

For more information about our services click here.

Call or text Raymond at:

413-685-5743

Or email for a fast free quote at:

raymond@homesteadcabinet.com

Our mission is to help you upgrade your kitchen, ensuring that you end up with spectacular results for the kitchen of your dreams!!

corner cabinet drawers

Cabinet Drawers- Absolute Best Organizers!

Do you have old cabinet drawers? Are they falling apart? Is your kitchen structurally sound, however the drawers need some TLC? On the other, possibly you have good solid drawers, yet need help to organize those cluttered and overflowing kitchen cupboards? Homestead Cabinet Design has many options to streamline your kitchen, giving you a beautiful organized work space to cook and prepare food for family and friends!

Regardless if you have a small kitchen where every square inch needs to be accounted for, or if your kitchen is large and spacious; well placed organizers go a long way to creating order out of chaos. Most times, kitchens just need some tender loving care. Possibly, the drawers may be falling apart, along with the slides needing repaired. The use of well placed upgrades such as rebuilt cabinet drawers and new soft close slides restores your kitchen to beautiful and functional!

Family and friends gather round in the kitchen whenever food preparations are in progress. Somehow, it seems like the kitchen holds a special magnet for everyone! Is it any wonder therefore, when the kitchen becomes the hub of your home? However, when your kitchen cabinets become cluttered and in disarray, it becomes equally hard to implement efficiency. Let alone enjoy having them with you!

Homestead Cabinet Design offers you brilliant organizing ideas to de-clutter and stream line your kitchen. With the help of some well placed drawers and organizers, your kitchen becomes a haven of rest and beauty for you to work in!

Can Cabinet Drawers be Replaced?

Absolutely! Broken drawers cause a lot of grief through lost storage space, stuck slides, and broken handles. However, these problems need not plague you for the rest the time in your home. These problems have definite solutions!

New cabinet boxes built to the size of your openings come in three types: the all wood dovetail drawers, doweled corner drawers and stapled together particle drawers.

All Wood Dovetail Drawer Boxes

All wood dovetail drawer boxes last a long time. First of all, because the sides of the drawer consist of all solid wood. Solid wood expands very little when exposed to water as melamine and particle board do, therefore giving a much more solid base to work with. Undoubtedly, water will come in contact with your kitchen drawers over time!

What’s more, solid wood drawer boxes hold together much much longer. As you see, the corners of your all wood drawers get notched crosswise. Along with that, they cut one end of the notch wider than the other (likewise called dovetailed). Thus ensuring that the corners fit snugly into each other, while creating a strong bond.

After all the cutting and notching, they snap together much as old log cabins used to be fitted together. On top of that, strong wood glue holds the notches together tightly. This prevents the drawer box from wiggling apart, the bottom from falling out, and creating instant chaos!

Along with that, solid wood drawers come built as a separate box before the face frame of the drawer is attached to it. This reinforces the drawer, giving it much extra support! Definitely, all wood dovetailed drawers hold the top position of quality standards in the kitchen drawer market!

corner cabinet solid wood drawer

As the name suggests solidly built wood drawers take on a lot of weight, and tough wear and tear. They last a lifetime! Moreover, solid wood drawers come in any size you want, replacing any or all of your sad, worn out drawers in your current kitchen cabinets.

Dowel Drawer Boxes

In dowel drawer boxes, dowel joints reinforce the corner of a drawer. These dowels (small wooden pins) first become glued onto the one side of the drawer. Then they snugly fit into the other side of the drawer, to hold the corner of the drawer together.

The doweled drawers most often come with the cheaper melamine or particle board drawers you find in kitchens from. Definitely this cheaper option breaks apart much sooner than solid wood drawer boxes. Often these drawers need replaced many times in the lifetime of one all wood solid drawer box.

Stapled Together Particle Board Kitchen Drawers

Stapled together particle board drawers consist of just that- stapled together particle board! These drawers definitely come in line as the cheapest kitchen drawer on the market. Most often they do not even have a separate drawer front. In these kitchen drawers, the drawer front attaches right to the drawer box, with no separate box.

The face frame becomes the extra strength holding the drawer together, however with all the wear and tear kitchen drawers incur, they soon pull apart! These drawers typically only last a few short years, when they break apart, even a professional has a hard time fixing them!!

Soft Close Slides

Need new slides? Soft close slides ensure that your kitchen drawers close quietly and smoothly every single time you use that drawer! Your kitchen cabinet drawers will never again slam shut when you upgrade to soft close slides. Instead of banging shut as other self closing slides do, soft close slides glide shut to a certain point, before easing to a closed position with hydraulic mechanisms.

Along with that, they stay on track, totally eliminating the aggravating frustration of putting your drawer back on track, again. In that way, they make the ideal replacement slides.

Typically, soft close slides replace any drawer slide in any kitchen with very minimal work. They definitely add value to every kitchen! The quietness they close with is music to the ears. You can actually work in your kitchen without the noise of banging cabinet doors and drawers.

Top Kitchen Drawer Organizers

Kitchen drawer organizers fill a very vital roll in any clean and clutter-free kitchen. Most of these options smoothly streamline a kitchen with very little modification of your present cabinet drawers. They come custom built, so fit into your existing cabinet drawers.

Corner Cabinet Drawers

In your renovations, think of replacing a decrepit lazy susan with a solid wood three drawer base. In contrast to a lazy susan, no kitchenware ever flies out of your drawers, getting lost in the farthest recesses of your cupboard. On top of that, you now have three levels to store kitchenware in, instead of only two. Without a doubt, you gain storage space with corner drawers instead of losing space, in addition to ending all scavenger hunts for lost items!

corner cabinet drawers

Deluxe Silverware Drawer

Deluxe silverware drawers consist of 1/2″ solid wood pieces throughout. Along with that, dovetailed corners create a solid, heavy duty drawer that hold a ton of silverware. On top of that, the top mounts to the bottom with heavy duty soft close slides that snap into place and stay shut until you release the holding mechanism by gently squeezing the two drawers together. Obviously, that’s heavier built than some drawer boxes out there!

The deluxe silverware drawer organizer needs a deeper drawer than other silverware organizers. Furthermore, it stores twice the amount of silverware! With this special organizer, all your silverware neatly stores in one convenient location. Clearly, you should never have to hunt for silverware again, while utilizing this nifty deluxe silverware drawer.

solid wood, dovetailed double layer deluxe silverware drawer

Universal Storage/Single Layer Silverware Drawer

This all wood silverware drawer also stores silverware, however it only holds one layer of silverware. This storage unit costs a bit less, since the dividers are made of 3/8″ wood instead of half inch. They also fit right into your existing drawer, so they may or may not come with sides, however you specify. Also, since the wood pieces are thinner, glue and pin nails hold them together, instead of dovetailed corners. However their strong, sturdy durability lasts you a lifetime!

These sets come in a basic size, giving you the freedom to use multiple ones in a large drawer, side by side. Do you have a narrow drawer? Then, trim it to fit your drawer.

They also make ideal organizers for utensils, measuring cups, measuring spoons, whisks, along with all the baking paraphernalia that becomes one grand mess without dividers. In addition, saran wrap, aluminum foil, lunch baggies, and a host of other things needing organization, work well with these dividers. Remember that cluttered container and lid drawer? These make ideal dividers for that also!! Every kitchen needs a few of these well placed dividers. They truly bring order out of chaos!

solid wood silverware/kitchenware organizer

Cabinet Rollouts

Cabinet roll-outs are handcrafted from solid wood. Basically, they consist of a cabinet drawer box on slides, mounted inside your existing cabinets. As with the drawer boxes, these roll-outs hold together with tight dovetail joints. They last a long time, despite a lot of wear and tear. These solidly built roll-outs also hold considerable weight, especially when paired with the heavy duty self close slides. Indeed, you need not worry about overloading them right away!!

These roll-outs make beautiful additions to any cupboard! Along with that, they come custom built. So you upgrading any or all of your kitchen cupboards that have shelves becomes a breeze! Imagine no longer having to bend way down to find those appliances, kettles, lids, and anything else that finds its way to the far recesses of your cupboard!

Along with that, you get to pull each rolling shelf out separately, ultimately making it much easier for you. Furthermore, you never have to reach back in to get anything in your cupboards. For older people, or those with back issues, this becomes an asset really fast! Moreover, they adjust up and down, allowing you to customize them to fit your space, however that works for you!

solid wood cabinet shelf-out
solid wood shelf roll-out

Additionally, roll-outs make excellent pantry shelves. They conveniently bring all your pantry goods right out to you anytime you need something. Not only does this clean up all clutter, it also helps you keep everything neatly organized, and in order. Furthermore they adjust up and down, allowing you to customize them to fit your space, however that works for you!

solid wood roll out pantry shelves

More Ways To Organize Kitchen Drawers

Organizing your kitchen cabinets and drawers can be a monumental and exhausting job. However with a little help, having an organized kitchen becomes a joy to work in! We have quite a few upgrades available to help you bring order out of chaos. Below we will show you options to integrate into almost any kitchen with a little modifications. These do require you to get new drawer boxes, however, the freedom from clutter makes it so worth while!

Below we will discuss some more options. Basically, they are made in the same way as cabinet roll-out. However since they mount onto a cabinet door, they are called pull-outs instead of roll-outs.

Cabinet Drawer Pull-outs

As with the all wood shelf roll-outs, cabinet drawer pull-outs are handcrafted from solid wood. These also consist of a cabinet drawer box on slides, mounted inside your existing cabinets. As with the drawer boxes, these roll-outs hold together with tight dovetail joints. They last a long time, despite a lot of wear and tear. These solidly built pull-outs also hold considerable weight, especially when paired with the heavy duty self close slides.

Cabinet pull-outs come in quite a few different shapes and sizes. They become fastened to a door/drawer front, as the trash can, spice, and bake ware pullout. All of these handy pullouts upgrade your kitchen, adding beautifully organized space! Just think! No more unsightly overflowing trash can setting in your kitchen! Along with that, no more heavy bake ware falling out of your cupboards! The spice pullout can be modified in so many ways to utilize space also.

Trash Can Pullout

A trash can pullout adds significant flair. This upgrade totally eliminates unsightly trash cans out in the open. Rather, they hide behind a clean cabinet door. Any kitchen cabinet door that measures 10″s accommodates a single trash can. Additionally, any cabinet 16”s wide modifies easily to fit a double trash can pull-out as shown below.

Ideally, a trash can pullout fits into an island very nicely. The extra width of the island allows you space to add a section behind the trash cans for your rolls of trash bags, killing two birds with one stone!

single file trash pull out

Below you see a cabinet that was modified to only fit one trash can. Even this makes a huge difference in your kitchen! With the single trash can, you only need a 10″ wide cabinet to accommodate this upgrade.

Along with a trash can pullout, think of adding a butcher block cutting board right above the trash can. This takes the place of a drawer or another roll-out. Be sure to order a hole cut into it, efficiently allowing you to get rid of all scraps right away, also! Absolutely, you need never to invest in another cutting board. Moreover, when you finish using it, it efficiently moves out of the way, thus freeing counter and drawer space.

single trash can with butcher block top

Baking Pans Storage Unit

Baking pans pullouts come in various sizes. Additionally, any existing deep cabinet space modifies easily to fit a bake-ware storage unit. Ideally, you want to use a space that is deep enough for your baking pans and cookie sheets. Remember that bake-ware pullouts store all those baking trays vertically, instead of horizontally, thus giving you the freedom of using the horizontal space they used before more efficiently.

baking pans storage unit

As you see, bake-ware pullouts fit tall and shorter doors, thus making ideal additions to almost any kitchen cupboard!

Spice Pullouts

Spice pullouts come in a wide variety of sizes. This makes it easy to slip them in small places between a stove and other cabinets. They especially fill a valuable storage place for spices, oils, and utensils. Furthermore, some people use them beside their sinks for soaps, dishwasher detergents, scrubbies, bottle brushes, and cleaners. Thus freeing their sink cabinet of clutter!!

These shelves adjust to your personal needs, making it easy for you to customize them to your special needs.

all wood spice pull-out

As was mentioned above, these spice pullouts also make wonderful additions beside your sink cabinets in your kitchen. Imagine having your kitchen soaps, dishwasher detergent, scrubbies, and brushes all handily tucked into a pull-out beside your sink!! Thus totally eliminating the clutter that so often finds its way under your sink kitchen cabinet.

beside the sink pull-out for dish soaps, hand towels, etc

Above you see a pullout modified to fit drying tea towels. This also works well.

Can We Help You Create the Kitchen Drawers of Your Dreams?

As you see, the sky is the limit! Your imagination and ingenuity coupled with spectacular space saving devices such as these help you achieve that clutter-free kitchen of your dreams!!

Contact Raymond today at Homestead Cabinet Design for an in-depth plan of action for that new kitchen storage! We will be happy to help you with ideas, drawer options, and storage options! You can feel actual sample doors and hardware. Give us a try TODAY!!

For more information about our services click here.

Call or text Raymond at:

413-685-5743

Or email me for a fast free quote at:

raymond@homesteadcabinet.com

Our mission is to help you upgrade your kitchen, ensuring that you end up with spectacular results for the kitchen of your dreams!!

I am an insured contractor in MA and CT. Our work is guaranteed, and we can have new cabinet drawers and organizers for you in a fast and timely manner!!

refaced kitchen with white shaker doors

Cabinet Refacing- Call In The Experts!

oak cabinets refaced with white shaker doors and navy blue lowers

What is cabinet refacing? Do you have those old oak kitchen cabinets that were so popular back in the day? Has it grown orange with age, however it functions very well for you? Maybe you wish to upgrade your kitchen without blowing your budget on brand new kitchen cabinets? Along with that, how is cabinet refacing different that cabinet refinishing? At Homestead Cabinet Design, we help you through these questions, and many more.

Cabinet refacing brightens your worn and tired kitchen cabinets with brand new modern doors and drawer fronts. You can choose any color you desire, or even change your painted kitchen to a wood species! In addition, the face frame of your cabinets gets a brand new coat of matching paint, or a thin wood veneer with the same wood species as your doors. This instantly transforms your kitchen, changing it from blah to extraordinarily beautiful! Refacing gives you a powerful transformation for a fraction of the cost of installing new cabinets.

Do you love your existing kitchen layout, but you long to upgrade to a modern white kitchen? Maybe your kitchen is one of those painted kitchens that is truly showing its age, while you really love the warm cozy feel of a birch, hickory, cherry or even a maple kitchen. If your dream kitchen includes an upgraded and revitalized space, think of refacing. It truly is totally possible to have that shaker kitchen of your dreams, without changing anything else in your kitchen!!

At Homestead Cabinet Design, we guide you through the myriad options for your changing your kitchen from blah to gorgeously stunning!! You get to choose from the timeless lines of Shaker cabinet doors, to slab doors; from full overlay or partial overlay doors; to resurfacing or refinishing. The possibilities are endless!!

Oak-cabinets-refaced-with-modern-shaker-doors

Refacing Your Old Cabinets Allows You to:

  • Keep your existing kitchen cabinets.
  • Re-figure any kitchen cabinets that need changing.
  • Change all drawer slides to soft close, making an incredible difference in the feel of your kitchen.
  • You get to choose the style and color of your existing kitchen.
  • Any color paint will do- you get to choose!!
  • Upgrade to another wood species.
  • Choose the stain color if you go with another wood species.
  • Upgrade your door style.
  • Update all your hinges, and door knobs.
  • Add crown molding to your kitchen.
  • Save a ton of money!

With refacing, your kitchen changes from dated and ugly to modern and gorgeously vibrant, all without changing your cabinets!

Upgrading to white shaker doors and adding crown molding changed this kitchen from boring to spectacular! Crown molding lives up to its name, adding a wood crown around the tops of your cabinets. In turn, this adds that extra beautiful flair to your kitchen.

refaced white kitchen

What is the Difference between Cabinet Refacing And Refinishing?

With cabinet refacing, you always receive brand new doors and drawer fronts for your existing kitchen, instantly updating it. Do you wish to hide the grain in your old oak cabinets? Painted or stained wood veneer applied to your face frame will cover all that ugly grain.

In addition, you also receive new soft close hinges, along with the choice of upgrading to soft close drawer slides. These upgrades make an amazing difference in the feel of your kitchen.

Moreover, adding crown molding adds a finished flair to any kitchen, as the photos show above! As the name suggests, crown molding consists of adding trim all the way around your existing kitchen cabinets, perfectly accenting the top edge of your cabinets.

white painted kitchen with crown molding

Whereas, with cabinet refinishing, the current doors and drawer fronts in your kitchen will be thoroughly cleaned and sanded before painting with the color of your choice. This is definitely a cheaper option, however, you will not have a choice of new doors. Neither will you be able to change your kitchen to any other door style or wood species.

What Happens To The End Panels On My Kitchen Cabinets?

There are two options in upgrading the end panels of your kitchen. You can choose to add door panels in the same style as the doors, or cover the end panel with the same thin wood veneer as is used on the face frame. These both effectively change the look of your kitchen.

Cabinet Refacing Options

Basically, you have three options with cabinet refacing. The first option upgrades all your doors to a painted or stained wood species, along with applying a matching wood veneer to all your cabinet face frames. the second option changes out your cabinet doors to mdf paint grade doors, along with painting the face frame of your cabinets. The last option only changes your cabinet doors, leaving the face frame of the cabinet as it was. With each option, you always receive new cabinet doors.

Now is also the time to add any additions or modifications you want done to your kitchen. Good professionals can change your cabinets to include a dishwasher, a pantry cabinet with rollouts, or any other additions your dream of adding to your kitchen.

Would you like the valance above your kitchen window changed? Or possibly you want your cabinets to appear as if they extend to the ceiling instead of stopping at the soffit, as some older cabinets do. Ask to have it done along with your kitchen update. All of these are totally possible! Think of it as giving your kitchen a new face, hence the name refacing cabinets!

Refacing Cabinets with Wood Grade Veneer

Refacing your kitchen with wood veneers, whether they are stained or painted, is the most costly upgrade in refacing. However, remember that when refacing your kitchen, any wood species or paint color becomes available to you. Changing a vintage green kitchen to a beautiful red birch or cherry kitchen adds a delightful punch to a worn and dated kitchen! You see amazing results by changing even old oak cabinets to the warmer hues of red birch or maple.

This veneer is not cheap veneer with plastic on top! In actuality, it is thin strips of real wood, painted or stained in the color of your choice, and sealed with a clear sealer. After thoroughly cleaning and sanding the face frame of your cabinets, the painted/stained wood veneer gets glued onto the face frame of your cabinets with powerful wood glue, then trimmed to size. As can be seen, even blah and ugly kitchens upgrade beautifully without changing any kitchen cabinets!!

Refacing Cabinets With Stained Wood Veneer

Wood veneer comes from thin strips of the actual wood species you choose. They then become stained in the color you choose and finally clear coated, before installing onto your cabinets. This veneer matches your cabinet door choice.

Below you find a vintage kitchen Homestead Cabinet Design refaced for a client. As you can see, the cabinets were old and badly needed a face lift!!

vintage green kitchen

The former picture is a close up picture of the base cabinet. However, the top cabinets were painted white. All of this changed to a beautiful cherry kitchen by refacing the cabinets with cherry veneer, and brand new cherry doors. The transformation was outstanding!!

vintage kitchen being refaced to cherry
Preparing to take off all doors, hinges, and hardware. However, counter-tops and floors must always be protected first!
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Taking off hardware.
refaced cherry kitchen

Notice that even the valance above the window is upgraded! In addition, the ugly wallpaper got covered with beautiful cherry plywood, thus making the cabinets look like they seamlessly go to the ceiling. Refacing changed this kitchen from ugly and blah to a beautiful work space- all by changing the face frame and doors of existing kitchen! Amazing things happen when you reface your kitchen cabinets!! Truly, the sky is the limit!

Refacing Cabinets With Painted Wood Veneer

Painted wood veneer comes from thin strips of wood, also. However, with painted wood veneer, you choose the colors you desire for your kitchen.

Below is another vintage kitchen that Homestead Cabinet Design refaced, using paint grade wood veneer.

vintage green kitchen to be refaced

After dismantling the doors and thoroughly cleaning the face frame, painted wood veneer strips gets glued onto the existing face frame. Strong clamps hold them firmly in place until the glue dries. Once the veneer firmly adheres to the original wood, any excess veneer is trimmed off. You do not seen where the original wood of the cabinet starts and where the veneer starts.

painted wood veneer being applied to the face frame

Refaced and transformed! Furthermore, notice that even the stove hood became revitalized, adding a powerful punch of beauty in this newly updated, charming country kitchen.

refaced kitchen with blue and white shaker doors

Along with refacing your kitchen cabinets, think of diversifying. Possibly reface your kitchen cabinets with paint grade doors, however reface your island with a wood species, or vice versa. A different color island really offsets the color of your kitchen, anchoring your island as a central, focal point. For more ideas for your island visit our blog on islands. These clients decided to reface their island in hickory wood, thus transforming it as you see below!!

Refacing Your Island

Another upgrade to consider when refacing is to reface the sides and back of your island. This is actually an easy update, however it adds so much value! Basically, we take new 1/4″ plywood painted/stained in the color of your choice, and add it all around your island. Then a frame of wood is mounted around the edges, making it look fresh and new. The size of your island will determine how may sections are added on the back side.

Below, you see the amazing transformation this island went through!

The original front side:

old island to be refaced

The original side view:

side veiw old wood island to be refaced with hickory wood

The original back side:

back side of old island to be refaced with hickory wood

Gluing on the hickory veneer to the front side. Clamps hold the veneer in place until the glue is firmly dry.

reface process for an island

Here is the brand new updated front! Isn’t is amazing?

refaced hickory island
hickory refaced island

Additionally, here you see the refaced side and back of the old island. Refacing takes your old blah kitchen to a new level of beauty and function by only changing the face of your kitchen! Who wouldn’t love having a transformed island like this one?

Refacing Cabinets With Painted Face Frame

Refacing cabinets with new painted doors along with painting the face frame with an identical color is another option. This is a slightly cheaper option than using wood veneers on the face frame of your cabinets. However, you will not be able to upgrade to a stained wood species when going with the option of painting your face frame.

There are many possibilities to consider even in this. Think of painting your lower cabinets one color, and painting the upper another. All other upgrades can still be applied, such as crown molding, end panel upgrades, new drawer slides, soft close hinges, and new modern knobs. In the end, you still receive a beautiful kitchen for a little less money, if this of concern to you.

Refacing kitchen process

When the face frame is repainted in a reface job, the procedure is the same for a reface job as a refinish job. However in step #4, the brand new doors come to our house from our supplier. There they are sanded and painted before proceeding as these steps show.

kitchen reface process-2

Is It Worth It To Reface My Kitchen Cabinets?

Absolutely! Most times kitchen cabinets are still in good solid working order. The face of your kitchen is the part of your kitchen exposed to the elements, the dirt and grime of daily living. Thus, changing the face of your cabinets, called refacing your cabinets, makes a huge difference in the appearance and feel of your kitchen.

Can I Choose Any Color When Refacing My Cabinets?

Absolutely! At Homestead Cabinet Design, we color match any Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore samples. You choose, we apply! Along with that, we match any stain if you desire to go with an all wood species. We are not limited to specific wood species, neither do we have only a few paint colors to offer you. Instead, we help you create that kitchen of your dreams IN the color and wood species you desire.

paint samples

You choose- We use!

Painted Cabinet doors
Door samples

Cabinet Door Choices In Refacing Cabinets

When it comes to new cabinet doors in refacing cabinets in your kitchen, the possibilities are endless! Think of it as giving your existing kitchen a new face- in the color or wood species that you desire.

First, choose whether you want to paint or use a specific wood species in your kitchen. Besides that, decide whether you want a more modern look with new Shaker doors or a more contemporary look with raised panel doors. Additionally, do you want modern look of full overlay doors, or do you like the more contemporary style of partial overlay doors? The possibilities are endless!

Following is a brief description of the various types and styles of doors, however for a more in-depth explanation of all the differing door styles and types check out our blog on cabinet doors.

Common Materials Used For Doors When Refacing

Common materials used for cabinet doors are solid wood doors, MDF composite doors, and Rigid Thermofoil doors. Each one has its own pros and cons as you can see below.

Solid Wood Cabinet Doors

Wood doors definitely have their pros and cons. If you want to see the beauty of the wood and will not be painting your doors, by all means, go with solid wood doors. Solid wood doors add timeless beauty to every kitchen and bathroom. However, remember that with all solid wood doors, you eventually do run the risk of hairline cracks in the joints. Along with that, solid wood doors tend to warp over time, especially in a high humidity area, such as above the stove or a coffee pot.

shaker wood door

When choosing to reface with a solid wood cabinet door, remember that you have as many choices now, as when building a brand new kitchen!!

Shaker wood door
Natural Hickory Shaker Door

Possibly you wish for solid doors, but your budget only allows for paint grade doors. Or, maybe you plan to paint your kitchen anyway. Along with that, you are looking for a way to keep the cost of your kitchen renovation down. In this case, think of installing high quality MDF doors.

MDF Cabinet Doors

MDF doors comprise of thin panels of Medium Density wood fibers, stripped and glued together with wax and resin. MDF doors have considerably more strength and density than plywood. Nor do they absorb moisture like wood doors do, thus preventing cracks and warping. With their exceptional solidity, they can withstand a considerable amount of wear and tear.

Moreover, MDF gives you many options to choose from! Any design can be routed into the surface of an MDF door, so the world of choices is open before you when you reface your kitchen! For this reason MDF has become an increasingly popular resource for painted doors.

Gray painted MDF shaker door
Gray Shaker Door

Rigid Thermofoil Doors

Rigid Thermofoil cabinet doors look and feel very similar to MDF doors when they are new. They are manufactured from durable vinyl and covered with a laminate foil. However, they bubble with high heat, making them a poor choice for most kitchen cabinets. Also, if they start to crack, or get a scratch, they absorb moisture, causing them to expand, making them repairable. This makes them a very poor choice for kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors.

Types Of Cabinet Doors

The three main cabinet door types available for refacing your kitchen consist of modern full overlay doors, or partial overlay doors, and inset doors.

What Is A Full Overlay Cabinet Door?

A full over lay door covers the face frame of your cabinets, leaving only a small 1/8th- 1/4th inch space between each door. Most often Shaker style doors are used for full overlay style of cabinets. These doors come in either painted doors, or any wood species you desire to upgrade to. As you can see below, they totally cover the face of the cabinets.

white shaker doors

What Are Partial Overlay Doors?

Partial overlay doors only partially cover the face frame of your cabinets, leaving a gap between each cabinet door. This is the more traditional, contemporary style. These doors come in many styles, and various designs in them.

knotty pine, raised panel partial overlay doors

What Are Inset Cabinet Doors?

Inset cabinet doors recess into the cabinet, giving you the same sleek look of full overlay doors. When choosing this option, remember that all wood doors contract and expand with humidity. So when the hot humid summer weather hits, you may not be able to close them fully. Since they have less space to expand than full overlay doors, they tend to rub more. Consequently, this will rub off the paint or stain that you use on the cabinet door, creating unsightly scratch/rub through marks.

Styles Of Cabinet Doors

Along with those three types of doors, choosing the style of your cabinet door creates more choices! Flat recessed panel, straight-edged Shaker cabinet doors are very popular. Raised panel doors and slab panel doors add personality to any kitchen. Add mullion and open face glass doors to your kitchen for those special spaces to be accented. For more information on cabinet door choices check out our blog on cabinet doors.

With the addition of new cabinet doors and drawer fronts, new soft close hinges and slides, your kitchen becomes a place of beauty, transformed from blah to stunningly beautiful!! You will be amazed at the difference when you reface your kitchen!

White Shaker kitchen cabinets

Do I Need To Clean Everything Out of My Cabinets?

Now is the time to deep clean those kitchen cabinets! Your kitchen cabinets do not need to be totally emptied out, however people often decide to deep clean their cabinets at the same time. You will definitely want to take out the most used items, since your kitchen cabinets will most likely be taped off for a few days. However if you use your kitchen on a daily basis, think through ways of storing the most used items in an adjacent room. This makes it easier for you while your kitchen is being updated.

Can I Do Some of The Work Myself?

Absolutely! At Homestead Cabinet Design, we help you with as much or little of the process as you want. If you desire to tackle painting the face frame of your cabinets yourself, and only need the cabinet doors painted, call us! We have helped numerous people with sourcing doors for their kitchen. We are more than happy to paint them for you also, if you want us too.

Additionally, get full overlay doors that hide your cabinets. This minimizing how much of the cabinet you see, and so minimizes any mistakes you make, if you decide to tackle painting the cabinets yourself. Furthermore, if you want to save money as much as you can, and are willing to remove the doors and hardware yourself, do so!

Just call us- we are happy to work with your budget! Doing some of the labor yourself will definitely cut down on the cost for you. Call on us to order the doors for you, paint them, and deliver them. We have many high quality door styles for you to choose from. Along with that, we do as much or little of the project as you want us to do.

Why Get Homestead Cabinet Design to Reface My Kitchen Cabinets?

At Homestead Cabinet Design, we are committed to upgrade your kitchen smoothly and efficiently. We are insured and have professional equipment to help make the process as smooth and efficient as possible. We absolutely guarantee our work, giving you the freedom of mind that if anything goes wrong in the future, you can call on us to fix the issues for you. Our doors consist of high quality wood and/or cabinet grade MDF.

Along with that, we take great care to protect your existing surfaces when refacing your kitchen. We tape off all the counters, floor and ceiling, enclosing your kitchen in paper and plastic. In that way, no more sanding dust and over-spray goes farther than the kitchen than absolutely necessary. We also set up a large fan with a vent to the outside. In this way, as many of the fumes go outside as possible, thus making your home as toxic free as we can.

However paint fumes are strong while painting, so if you have pets or small children, you will want to keep that in mind, and keep them in another area of the house as much as possible. We do try to make the kitchen as accessible as possible for you in the time that we are working there.

How Long Does Refacing Cabinets Take?

Due to their experience and expertise, professionals at Homestead Cabinet Design can get the job done for you efficiently and quickly. As a matter of fact, we can have your kitchen upgraded in as little as 5-10 days!!! 

Like What You See, But Can’t Afford it?

Does refacing appeal to you, but you know you cant afford refacing everything at once? Do your doors consist of those old particle board doors that have seen their best days? Quite possibly they are falling apart with age, so you know you need to do something.

We hear you, refacing can be costly. However, there are options even here to help you achieve that stunning new kitchen look, without breaking your budget.

Have you thought of only replacing with full overlay doors at this time? Using full overlay doors allows very little of the face frame of the cabinets to show through. True, you see some of the cabinets behind it. However applying a rustic glaze to paint grade cabinet doors, allows your doors and cabinets to blend.

Possibly, you could even do the project in two steps. Upgrade the doors, and later paint the face frame of the cabinets.

Below you see some photos of a kitchen Homestead Cabinet Design refaced for one of our customers. They did not want to do everything in one step, however they wanted to upgrade the cabinet doors. They selected paint grade doors, with an applied rustic glaze to them. This complimented the dark cabinets well, totally changing the face of their kitchen! They were quite delighted with the results!

old style slab doors to be refaced
white glazed cabinet doors

As can be seen, the results are not as stunning, however at times this is all you can afford to do to a kitchen. In this event, even this upgrade made an amazing difference in their kitchen.

In conclusion, refacing cabinets includes as much or little as you want to incorporate into your kitchen cabinets. However, it will always include new cabinet doors.

Can We Help You Create the Kitchen of Your Dreams?

Call us today at Homestead Cabinet Design to set up an appointment!! We will be more than happy to guide you to the perfect cabinet doors for your kitchen, and for your budget!!

Call Raymond at:

413-685-5743

Or email us at:

raymond@homesteadcabinetdesign.com

For more information about our services click here.

Again, we have a large selection of doors for your kitchen cabinets. The sky is the limit. We will help you decide on the perfect style for your own kitchen!

Furthermore, we can color match any Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams paint samples!!

paint samples

Along with that, we have a huge selection of types of doors for you to choose from!

Painted Cabinet doors
Door samples
shaker cherry kitchen

Shaker Cabinet Style- Here To Stay?

What is a shaker cabinet style? Why do people seem to love it? And where did it originate from? Indeed, why is it so popular? At Homestead Cabinet Design, we help you understand differing cabinet door styles and what it can mean for you in your kitchen.

Shaker style cabinets and furniture originated from the Shaker community. Originally, this community was an off shoot of the Quaker community. Along with the Quakers, they kept their love of simplicity. Naturally, their kitchen cabinets and furniture were designed to be strong, with a minimum amount of materials. Clearly, the Shakers wanted optimum performance from their cabinets and furniture, with the least amount of fuss.

Above all, their love of simplicity and quietness drove the the Shakers to design their own furniture and kitchen cabinets without extra moldings and flourishes. Typically, they used locally sourced birch, maple, pine, or chestnut. They also avoided the changing fads and styles. Rather, they specialized in making their furniture simple and functional.

Due to the current trend to downsize, the Shaker style cabinets have seen an amazing surge in popularity. Clearly, the simple clean lines of a Shaker kitchen is very appealing to many people. Undoubtedly, the Shaker cabinet style blends well with traditional, contemporary, and modern homes. Furthermore, it does not seem to fade with modern day fads. In the picture below, you see how the authentic Shaker cabinets have very little flair, nevertheless they shine with simple down-home appeal!

Whit Shaker kitchen cabinets

What Are Shaker Cabinet Doors?

Shaker cabinet doors are built simply, usually comprised of one flat piece of wood for the back, with a frame around the outside. Typically, woodworkers rout an inside edge around the back of the door frame. Then they insert the flat pane of wood, making sure that it sits snugly in the routed slot inside the frame of the doors.

Shaker doors also come in a slab door. In this style, you only see the slab front of the door. Usually these doors will have 2 strips of wood, called styles, screwed into the back of the door. One strip of wood/style gets mounted at the top of the door, and the other at the bottom. This keeps the cabinet door stable, preventing the door from warping.

Originally, these older doors had a routed edge along the inside four sides of the doors, so that they fit snugly to the cabinet. Today, the slab front doors fit against the outside of the cabinet, as any other cabinet door.

The slab shaker door is very simple and clean, and always uses a face frame cabinet. It was especially popular in the 50s and 60s. Slab shaker doors give any kitchen rustic, country look!

White painted kitchen with slab front doors.

Remember, any kitchen can be upgraded to the cabinet door style of your choice! First, consider whether you want to go with full overlay doors, or if you want to see the face frame of your cabinet.

What Are Overlay Doors?

Full overlay doors totally cover the face of your cabinets, letting very little space between the doors. Typically, you will only see a gap of 1/8″ to 1/4″ wide between the cabinet doors and drawers. This leaves very simple, concise lines in your kitchen. Many people value this simplicity! Furthermore, it blends very well with the modern, contemporary feel many people envision for their kitchen space.

In addition, full overlay doors also give the famous frame-less cabinet look to any cabinets that already have frames around the front of the cabinet box. Yes, you can have that frameless cabinet look all by upgrading to new doors, and without changing any of your cabinet boxes!!

However, some people do like the traditional feel of the face of the cabinet showing between the doors. In that case, shaker cabinet style doors work well, also. Their simple beauty fits a vast array of kitchens today, just as they did many many years ago for the Shakers.

Are Shaker Doors Crafted with Real Wood?

Traditionally, Shakers used all wood components for their cabinets and furniture. Today, a lot of cabinet builders still use real wood for stained shaker doors. However, paint grade doors also come as a wood frame, with an MDF center. Furthermore, high quality MDF doors work very well for painting. For more info on the differences between all wood cabinet doors and MDF doors, check out our comprehensive blog on cabinet doors.

What Options Do I Have For Drawer Fronts?

Shaker drawer boxes come in two basic types- the traditional slab drawer front, and the shaker style framed drawer front. However, how much you want to mix the two styles is entirely a personal preference. Some people like the straightforward look of framed doors and drawers throughout the whole kitchen. However, others like to mix the two styles.

Definitely, one advantage a slab front drawer has, is the ease of cleaning it. With this style, your drawer fronts will have no grooves to keep clean!

white shaker cabinet with slab front drawers

Along with that, framed shaker drawer fronts have as many options for fancy moldings, if you desire to add them!

Can I paint My Own Doors?

Abosultely! Homestead Cabinet design has many resources available for you. We are happy to supply you with any size door you need for your kitchen.

In addition, our cabinet doors are handcrafted with in the US with quality wood and true Amish craftsmanship. Furthermore, we have access to all wood doors, doors with high grade mdf insert panels, and high grade mdf routed doors. Call us today for prices!! Along with that, for detailed instructions on how to paint your own cabinet doors check our blog on cabinet painting.

Want Help With Your Kitchen?

Do you need quality cabinet doors for your kitchen? Besides, you really do have the space to paint them yourself and would like to tackle the project yourself. In addition, your budget only allows you to upgrade your doors at this time, and the cabinets need to wait for a year or more. Check us out!

We have many cost effective options for you to choose from. Without a doubt, we help our customers find the right cabinet door for their budget. Furthermore, we also have many options of door styles available for you to actually feel the smooth finish and see how the door looks in your own kitchen.

Additionally, we can professionally paint your cabinet doors, while you prep and paint the face frame of your cabinets. Therefore, call us today, if this is something you would like to consider.

However, if you prefer to have a professional paint/reface the whole kitchen and really do not want to tackle the project yourself, give us a call. We can do the whole refacing/refinishing project for you! Along with that, we guarantee you a beautifully transformed kitchen in the end!! Furthermore, we have many references for you to call, if you want to them, and actually see the quality of our work.

For more information about our services click here.

Contact Raymond today at Homestead Cabinet Design for an in-depth plan of action for those new Shaker doors! We will be happy to help you with ideas, paint options, and refacing options! You can feel actual sample doors and hardware. Give it a try TODAY!!

Call or text Raymond at:

413-685-5743

Or email me for a personal, fast quote at:

raymond@homesteadcabinetdesign.com

We will be happy to help you upgrade your kitchen!!

I am an insured contractor in MA and CT. Our work is guaranteed, and we can have new cabinet doors for you in a fast and timely manner!!

Any color, any size- you choose! We can match any Sherwin Williams color sample.

paint samples

Along with that, we have many many door styles you to choose from!!

cabinet door options and colors
Door Samples
cabinet door options and colors

Cabinet Doors- Advice From The Experts!

Is your kitchen showing its age? Do you long to update your existing kitchen? Perhaps you’ve browsed through various cabinet door styles online, or actual kitchen showrooms, however the possibilities are endless and overwhelming. From the timeless lines of Shaker cabinet doors, to slab doors; from full overlay or partial overlay doors; to inset doors, the possibilities can be staggering. At Homestead Cabinet Design, we help you wade through these questions, and many more. Here is some advice from an expert.

We will be more than happy to help you resource good quality custom cabinet doors. We have a huge selection of custom doors for your tired, dated kitchen and bathroom, for you to choose from! Our specialty is customizing cabinet doors to your needs. Do you need paint grade doors? We have those options as well. With our help, upgrading your kitchen to a hickory, birch, maple kitchen, or any other wood species becomes totally manageable!! For more information on refacing your kitchen check out our blog on refacing.

For a serious DIYer, changing out your cabinet doors is actually one of the easier projects to tackle. Switching to full overlay doors creates a seamless, modern, and contemporary look in your kitchen. This makes an amazing difference in the look and feel of your kitchen!

Along with that, you decide how much of the kitchen renovation process you want to tackle. If you need quality unfinished doors, and only need a resource, just call! If you have the means to paint your own doors, check out our blog on painting kitchen cabinets for detailed instructions.

If you want painted cabinets, but do not have the equipment to give the doors that smooth glossy finish, Homestead Cabinet Design has the proper equipment to help you with this. Perhaps you want a professional to do everything for you; again, we will help you! We help all our clients beautifully finish their kitchen cabinets from a-z. Nothing is too small.

Along with that, remember that door sizes and hinges are related, so replacing your cabinet doors will determine what style hinges you use.  

Oak kitchen refaced with modern mfd Shaker doors.
Swapping out the doors and hardware makes an amazing difference in a tired, dated kitchen!!

 Common Materials Used For Cabinet Doors

Common materials used for cabinet doors are solid wood doors, MDF composite doors, and Rigid Thermofoil doors. Each one has its own pros and cons as you can see below.

What is a Solid Wood Cabinet Door?

Solid wood doors are manufactured from hard or soft wood species, most often birch, maple, oak, pine, or even hickory. Solid wood doors come in two types- one is the totally solid wood doors for that authentic wood look. However, some wood doors also come as a frame with an mdf insert in the middle. This is a budget friendly, good quality option for those who want a cheaper door, yet want a real wood door.

Pros and Cons of Wood Cabinet Doors

Wood doors definitely have their pros and cons. If you want to see the beauty of the wood and will not be painting your doors, by all means, go with solid wood doors. Solid wood doors add timeless beauty to every kitchen and bathroom.

However, if you want to a painted door, use something with an MDF panel. The reason for using MDF, is that it won’t contract or expand like real wood. The panels in doors are usually free floating, with tiny rubber spacers inside to keep the panel from rattling. But wood panels do move, and if you paint these, you may see thin lines all around the inside edge of the door frames when the panel contracts and pulls away from the frame..

What Are MDF Cabinet Doors?

MDF doors are made of engineered wood – Medium Density Fiberboard. These may have a wood frame with an MDF panel in the center, or they may be completely MDF.

A one-piece MDF door can be routed in the center to look like a shaker or raised panel framed door, but it really is only one piece with no joints. For this reason MDF has become an increasingly popular resource for painted doors. Many designs can be routed into the surface of an MDF door.

MDF doors work very well when you are refacing/repainting your kitchen and need new doors, because your old ones need replacing. For more information on refacing check out our blog on refacing.

What IS An MDF Cabinet Door Made From?

MDF is manufactured by first breaking down hardwood or softwood into fine wood particles. Then the particles get glued together with wax and a resin binder. High temperatures and pressure forms these doors. MDF doors do not have a noticeable grain, making them an excellent choice for painted doors.

MDF shaker cabinet door- painted gray and glazed.
Gray Glazed Shaker Door

What Are The Pros and Cons of MDF Doors?

MDf doors have more budget friendly options than all wood doors, and has been the common material used for painted cabinet doors. Their stability comes from not having any glue joints to break apart. Neither do you have to worry about hairline cracks in the joints. Yet they are more cost effective than wood doors. This makes them a very good option for people who wish to upgrade their doors, and are painting their cabinets.

What is A Rigid ThermoFoil Cabinet Door?

Rigid Thermofoil cabinet doors look and feel very similar to MDF doors when they are new. They are manufactured from MDF and covered with a laminate foil. However, they bubble with high heat, making them a poor choice for high heat areas. RTF doors are very water resistant and easiy to clean, but once they develop a crack, or get a scratch, they absorb moisture, causing them to expand, making them repairable.

Cabinet Doors and Overlays

When choosing a door style, also consider the overlay of the door on the cabinet. You can take an older kitchen with small overlays (the distance the door edge overlays the cabinet face) and large spaces between the doors, and transform it to a modern full overlay look.

Full Overlay Cabinet Doors

Full overlay, means the face of the cabinet is mostly covered. The doors edges are brought close to the outside edges of the cabinet. Door gaps are also brought close together. This is called the reveal of the cabinet. generally with full overlay application, the reveal is between 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch from all edges and between doors.

Full overlay doors cost you substantially less than inset doors, albeit more than partial overlay doors. Plus you have more storage space, since they are not set inside the actual cabinet space. Full overlay doors do expand and contract, but they have space to move. This effectively eliminates the problem of humidity keeping you from opening and closing your kitchen cabinet doors!

Whit Shaker kitchen cabinets

Inset Cabinet Doors

Inset doors close flush with the cabinet frame. This type of door gives a sleek and smooth, contemporary appearance, however it comes with a price. Inset doors generally cost between 15-20% more than overlay doors. Along with that, since the doors are flush with the cabinets, you have less storage space for those large kitchen items.

One definite disadvantage of inset wood doors, is the normal expansion and contraction of wood. At times, wood cabinet doors expand so much in the heat and humidity of summer that you cannot close them all the way. This causes the doors to rub against the face frame of your cabinet as they open and close, scratching the surface of the doors and cabinet frame. In extreme cases, you may not be able to fully close the doors and drawers, especially in the heat and humidity of summer.

Kitchen with inset doors

Partial Overlay Doors

Partial overlay doors only partially cover the face of your cabinet, leaving a space of about 1-1 1/4″s between the doors/drawers. This style has been popular for many years, and is the most budget friendly of the three types of doors. Partial overlay cabinet doors do not need special hardware, since there is space beside the doors to open them. Definitely think of investing in them, if cost is a factor.

White kitchen upgraded with shaker doors
This kitchen shines as a result of the upgraded partially overlay-ed Shaker doors!

Styles of Cabinet Doors

Flat Recessed/Shaker Door

The recessed panel door consists of five pieces of wood. Basically, a frame of four strips of wood glued together as a picture frame, makes a border around the edge of the door. At times a simple or elaborate wood trim borders the inside edge of the cabinet door frame. However for that smooth, sleek look, most people opt out of adding a lot of extra moldings.

A flat panel inserted into the back side of the cabinet door, finishes off the door. The inside panel sits snugly in a slot inside the frame of the doors. Full inset and full overlay cabinet doors often use the Shaker style of door.

Shaker style doors, with their clean and simple, classic look, blend well with traditional or contemporary kitchens. Their straightforward lines are rising in popularity, because it fits well with a simple and uncluttered lifestyle.  Shaker style strongly appeals to many homeowners, because the fresh crisp look does not seem to go out of style.

Below is a picture of kitchen cabinets with brand new recessed panel Shaker doors!

cherry kitchen

Raised Panel Doors

The construction of partial overlay doors also consists of five pieces of wood- an inner raised panel, with a frame around the edges. At times, the inner raised panel is manufactured from MDF composite wood, and veneered to match the wood species that the frame of the door is manufactured from. The inside panel sits snugly in a slot inside the frame of the doors. Raised panel doors have been around for years and are quite strong and durable.

Cabinet Painting
See the transformation that white paint makes on raised panel kitchen cabinets!!

Flat panel and raised panel doors can also be made with an MDF center, and a wood frame. This is actually a cost effective door if you wish to upgrade your doors, and need a paint grade door that will last you for a long time.

Slab Doors

Just as their name suggests, slab doors are frame-less, therefore they are consist of one thin flat piece of wood or MDF. European styles have taken this style of door to a new level of modern, and contemporary. In this case, as can be seen below, the slab panel totally covers the face of the cabinet, creating a sleek frame-less cabinet look.

European Slab panel doors, manufactured from MDF composite materials.

Many 50’s and 60’s kitchens here in New England were made with slab doors made from plywood. You can retain the style by painting these or by adding wrought iron hardware and door handles for a vintage farmhouse style kitchen!

White painted kitchen with slab doors.
Lovely vintage kitchen with slab doors, repainted in white!!

At times, door makers become creative and make tongue and groove edges along the long edge of the strips of wood. They then glue the strips of wood together until they have a large enough slab of wood for the doors they need. Usually these doors need a strip of wood to hold them together. These strips of wood run along the top and bottom of the door on the backside of the door.

New slab doors today are made from MDF. The manufacturers use edge banding on all sides and to conceal the mdf composite edges.

Mullion Frame Doors

Mullion frame doors have a small frame inside the outer frame of the door. The vertical and horizontal bars or moldings divide the open door into panes, making the mullion door look like an old fashioned window pane. These doors have a solid wood frame around them. A glass panel sits snugly in a slot inside the frame of the doors. This glass panel sits behind the bars of the small inset wooden frame.

Mullion doors add very attractive, decorative spaces for wine coolers. Use them in spaces where you want to show off those heirloom china pieces or even to house lighting units above a row of upper cabinets. They will definitely make your kitchen seem more open and spacious! Mullion doors have many uses in a kitchen, buffet, or a bookshelf. Below, you see how mullion doors add space and openness to any kitchen space!

Upgraded kitchen with recessed shaker doors, mullion glass doors, and an aged island.

Open Frame Cabinet Doors

Similarly to mullion doors, open frame cabinet doors have no center panel. They consist of a single frame around the edge. Usually, these will have a routed edge for the glass panel to fit into also.

Aged china hutch with open frame glass door.
China hutch with open frame glass doors.

How Do I Create a Modern Contemporary Look in My Kitchen?

Are you looking for a modern, contemporary kitchen? Then install Shaker doors, along with contemporary hardware! These doors transform a kitchen from drab to gorgeous with their timeless simple appeal! Go with full overlay doors to really enhance the seamless beauty of a modern kitchen.

Shaker doors have a timeless, versatile look, making them a very popular choice for modern kitchens. Their simple down home, clean lines fit well into many kitchens- all the way from antique and farm style to contemporary, modern kitchens!!

As you can see in the pictures below, simply upgrading your cabinet doors and painting your kitchen cabinets makes an amazing difference in the feel and atmosphere of any kitchen!!!

green painted kitchen
50’s kitchen with plywood slab doors
50’s kitchen upgraded to shaker cherry doors

Can We Help You Create the Kitchen of Your Dreams?

Call us today at Homestead Cabinet Design to set up an appointment!! We will be more than happy to guide you to the perfect cabinet doors for your kitchen, and for your budget!!

Call Raymond at:

413-685-5743

Or email us at:

raymond@homesteadcabinetdesign.com

For more information about our services click here.

Again, we have a large selection of doors for your kitchen cabinets. The sky is the limit. We will help you decide on the perfect style for your own kitchen!

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Old Oak Cabinets? – Do This!

Do you have old oak cabinets? Are they worn and dated? Tired and shabby? Are you weary of those old oak kitchen cabinets that were so popular back in the day? Possibly they are even turning orange with age! So what can you do with them? First of all, don’t pitch them!!! Homestead Cabinet Design has amazing results with transforming them into modern looking kitchen cabinets!

Possibly your budget does not allow you to replace those old oak cabinets with new ones, especially, if those old oak cabinets are still ever so serviceable. Or maybe you really do love the way your kitchen is laid out, and you are just tired of its face. 😊

If so, think of refacing them. Refacing your old kitchen cabinets replaces those old oak cabinet doors and drawer fronts with brand new modern Shaker doors, thus instantly upgrading your kitchen!! You can also change your old oak cabinets to a different wood species if you desire! Changing all your  hardware and soft close drawer slides,  creates a whole new feel to your kitchen cabinets, also. This would cost you only a fraction of what you would spend if you were to totally replace them. When it comes to refacing, the possibilities are endless.

Or, perhaps you may want to think of refinishing them. Here you have the option of choosing any color of paint you desire, since the possibilities are wide open. You can choose to reuse the same hardware, or buy new ones. Want new soft close slides for your cabinet drawers? Absolutely! Upgrade! Another option is to paint the whole kitchen, and adding rubbed through edges, creating the timeless beauty of a farmhouse kitchen. A normal paint job can also be glazed for a beautiful rustic, country style kitchen!!

There are so many options of what to do with a perfectly functional kitchen that just needs a good dose of TLC. Below we will show you some of the amazing results that can be achieved with old oak cabinets.

Refacing Old Oak Cabinets?

Refacing is replacing those dated worn cabinet doors with other doors of your choice. If you are really wishing to change the style of your kitchen, refacing is a very good option. Yes, you really can have that shaker kitchen of your dreams, without changing anything else in your kitchen!!

Or possibly you still love the wood look in your kitchen, but are quite tired of the worn and dated oak look? Would you like to upgrade to a hickory, or maple, or even cherry kitchen? If so, refacing those kitchen cabinets may be the best option for you!!

You can totally transform the look and feel of your kitchen with new cabinet doors/drawer fronts, hardware, and new soft close slides for your drawers. Refacing gives you a powerful transformation for a fraction of the cost of installing new cabinets.

Refacing Your Old Oak Cabinets Allows You to:

  • Keep your existing kitchen cabinets.
  • Re-figure any kitchen cabinets that need changing.
  • Change all drawer slides to soft close, making an incredible difference in the feel of your kitchen.
  • You get to choose the style and color of your existing kitchen.
  • Any color paint will do- you get to choose!!
  • Upgrade to another wood species.
  • Choose the stain color if you go with another wood species.
  • Upgrade your door style.
  • Update all your hinges, and door knobs.
  • Save a ton of money!

 Advantages of Refacing Your Old Oak Cabinets:

Refacing will cost you a fraction of buying new cabinets for you whole kitchen. Thus allowing you to totally update your kitchen to the style and color of your choice. Along with that, refacing is far less disruptive than installing new kitchen cabinets. You get fresh new doors and drawer fronts- instantly transforming your kitchen!

How Much Does Refacing My Old Oak Kitchen Cabinets Cost?

Refacing costs significantly less than a whole kitchen remodel. However it is  more costly than refinishing your existing cabinet door and drawer fronts, since you will be getting new cabinet door/drawer fronts in your choice of color and style.  You can expect to spend anywhere from $5,000- $12,000 depending on the options you choose, and the size of your kitchen.

Refinishing Old Oak Cabinets?

Repainting the cabinet doors/drawer fronts, along with the face frame of your old oak cabinets, in your choice of colors is called refinishing. Since you are choosing the colors for your kitchen cabinets, you can choose any color that works for you! You also have the option of reusing the existing handles and hinges, or replacing them with new ones. Another option is to upgrade the drawer slides. Add crown molding for a perfect finishing touch.

If you are happy with the existing doors, or refacing is out of your budget, refinishing is a good choice to make. Refinishing updates your kitchen, just by repainting in the color of your choice! Check out our blog about cabinet painting if you are interested in painting them yourself.

Oak Grain Is Unique!

Painted oak cabinets do have a unique look. Since the grain is very porous, it is very hard to fill in all those pores. Even with grain fillers, it is really hard to hide all of the oak grain, regardless of how much filler you use.

Are you wishing for the more down-home appeal, casual, and rustic feel of a farm style kitchen? In that case, working with your existing grain and actually highlighting it, as in glazing or rubbing through the paint makes a lot of sense! Glazing and rub through actually help to accent the grain, all while giving your kitchen that timeless, vintage look of a farm style kitchen.

What Is a Farm Style Kitchen?

Farm style kitchens are usually more rustic and comfortable. If you wish to have a homey, lived-in-feel in your kitchen, farm style is the way to go. Formerly, whites and creams were the colors of choice, however blues and teals, and even navy is coming into style!

Since this is your kitchen, you have the privilege of painting it in your color of choice! You want to pick something that feels invigorating to you, along with cozy and practical. Glazing and the rub through effect both give that incredible, aged and  down-home appeal of a farm style kitchen. This definitely complements the beauty of your home. Old oak cabinets are the perfect cabinets for this procedure, since the oak grain gives ample places for that glaze to show up.

Glazing Old Oak Cabinets

Glaze is a semi-clear coating that is applied after the final coat of paint has dried. Glazing works very well with wood species like oak that has a lot of grain to add character to the end glazed product. If you love all things antique and vintage, or love rustic furniture, this is just the option for you!

Refinished Oak Door – Navy with Glaze

Refinished Oak Door White with Glaze

What Is Glazing Old Oak Cabinets?

Glazing involves cleaning, sanding, and painting the doors as shown above. After applying the final coat of paint/conversion varnish, a glaze is applied over your cabinets. Then the excess is wiped off with a soft, clean, lint-free rag, leaving some in the corners and on the grain.

Glazing is definitely another step to do in the painting process. However, if you are looking for a reasonable, cost friendly option for your orange, dated oak kitchen cabinets, this is a beautiful option! Glazing those kitchen cabinets will definitely give your kitchen cabinets an rustic country look!

Rub Through For My Oak Cabinets

Achieving a rub through effect must be done by exposing the edges and corners of your old oak cabinets and doors. The amount of rub through wanted determines how much of the old cabinet finish is exposed. This will definitely give your kitchen a lovely vintage look!!

Rub Through Oak Door Black with distressed edges

Contact Raymond today at Homestead Cabinet Design for an in-depth plan of action for those old oak cabinets! We would be happy to help you with ideas, paint options, and refacing options! You can feel actual sample doors and hardware. Give it a try TODAY!!

For more information about our services click here.

Or call or text Raymond at:

413-685-5743

Email:

raymond@homesteadcabinetdesign.com

We will be happy to upgrade your kitchen for you!!!

I am an insured contractor in MA and CT. Our work is guaranteed, and we can have your kitchen transformed in as little as a weeks’ time!!

We can match any Sherwin Williams paint sample!!

We also have many door styles and options for your oak kitchen cabinets!!

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Refacing Cabinets Or Replacing Cabinets?

cherry kitchen

Before you replace your cabinets, you should consider whether they can be refaced. Cabinet refacing can save you lots of money, and take much less time during the renovation process. But not every situation is right for refacing.

Here are some questions to ask to help you decide whether to reface or replace your cabinets.

  • Are the cabinet boxes and face frames structurally sound?
  • Is the existing layout workable?
  • Your cabinets are dated and show wear, however, they still work very well, and you simply want to change the color and door style?

If you answered “yes” to all the above, then refacing your cabinets

is probably an excellent choice.

What Is Cabinet Refacing?

Cabinet refacing always includes new doors. You choose between wanting to change your kitchen cabinets to a wood species or a paint color. Furthermore, refacing includes either repainting your cabinets, or refacing the cabinet surface with a wood veneer. However, you will always get new doors when you reface.

Refacing your cabinets takes your kitchen from blah to absolutely stunning, as seen below. This kitchen was painted green on the bottom, with doors that didn’t stay shut right. However, the structure was sound. The owners decided to reface, giving us the joy of upgrading their kitchen to a lovely red birch kitchen! 

vintage kitchen being refaced to cherry

As you see below, they had wallpaper border along the top of the cupboards. They wanted the illusion of cupboards going all the way to the ceiling. So, we achieved that red birch look and feel by using red birch veneers to cover their original cabinet face frame, thus transforming their kitchen to a lovely red birch kitchen. Amazing things happen to your kitchen with refacing!!

vintage green kitchen refaced to red birch

Cabinet refacing transformed this kitchen to a beautifully, streamlined, spacious feeling kitchen!

shaker red birch kitchen

However, if you want to change the layout or have cabinets that are coming apart structurally, then the best option is to replace them. Homestead Cabinet Design offers both refacing and new custom cabinets.

How Much Does Cabinet Refacing Cost?

Refacing can cost anywhere between 40% to 70% of the price of new cabinets. If there are cabinet modifications, such as modifying the layout for a taller and wider fridge (most older kitchens do not have room for the new larger fridges), or making space for a microwave over the range, there will be more cost involved. 

Other options that add to the cost are upgrading to new drawer boxes with soft-close slides, or roll-out trays instead of shelves in base cabinets. You may also want to add crown molding, or a new decorative wood hood.  Other options are adding a trash pullout, other organizer pull-outs, or cutlery drawer.

The average cost for refacing is between $5000 and $9,000 depending on the size of the kitchen as well as the options you select.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace Cabinets?

Here are some average costs based on HomeAdvisor:

  • Stock cabinets = $100 – $300 per linear foot installed
  • Semi-Custom Cabinets = $150 – $650 per linear foot installed
  • Custom Cabinets = $500 – $1,200 per linear foot installed

Some things to consider:

  • Box store cabinets are most times made with particle board and are stapled together. Drawer boxes are also particle board and stapled together, and do not hold up to wear and tear.
  • Homestead Cabinet Design uses all 3/4 plywood boxes and solid-wood doors and drawers, and design possibilities are endless.
  • Homestead Cabinet Design also offers design and installation service if you’d like to purchase a lower price cabinet from your supplier.

Custom cabinets built with 3/4 plywood boxes, solid-wood doors and drawer boxes,  and using soft-close hinges and drawer slides can cost between $15,000 and $25,000 for an average kitchen.

What Materials Are Used for Cabinet Refacing?

When it comes to cabinet refacing, there are number of options:

  • Laminates – usually Plastic, vinyl, or RTF (Rigid Thermalfoil)
  • Wood veneers
  • Solid wood facing

Additionally, refacing cabinets always includes new doors. Furthermore, these doors come either in a wood species of your choice, or mdf grade paint grade doors. For more information on door choices, check out our blog on cabinet doors.

For more information about our services click here.

Contact Raymond today at Homestead Cabinet Design for an in-depth plan of action for refacing your current kitchen cabinets! We will be happy to help you with ideas, paint options, and refacing options! You can feel actual sample doors and hardware. Give it a try TODAY!!

Call or text Raymond at:

413-685-5743

Or email me for a personal, fast quote at:

raymond@homesteadcabinetdesign.com

We will be happy to help you upgrade your kitchen!!

I am an insured contractor in MA and CT. Our work is guaranteed, and we can have new cabinet parts and doors for you in a fast and timely manner!!

Any color, any size- you choose! We can match any Sherwin Williams color sample.

paint samples

Additionally, we have many many door styles you to choose from when refacing your cabinets!!

Painted Cabinet doors
Door samples

The sky is the limit! Additionally, we have many hardware samples to chose from, or you can choose your own via the internet, or other suppliers. We will be happy to install them for you!!

cabinet hardware-you choose!

More selections for the perfect addition to your own kitchen!

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