I’m happy to giveaway a limited number of tickets to this upcoming show where you can review home-related products and services, experience stunning project displays, connect with industry experts and enjoy informative presentations from renowned home professionals that can help you conceptualize your next home project.
Hurry, you can request up to four free tickets (up to a $36.00 value) to the St. Paul Home and Patio Show at Saint Paul’s RiverCentre on February 14th through the 16th. Just fill in the information on the form below to submit your request for tickets. To ensure your tickets arrive before the event I suggest you submit your request no later than Monday, February 10, 2020.
Please note there is absolutely no obligation whatsoever, and I will not share your information with any third parties. Just enjoy the show and have fun!
You might be tempted to spend more on exotic veneer and hardware (saving you less).
What are Your Refacing Options?
Your choices for the finished look of your cabinets are virtually limitless. Veneers are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, textures, grains, and more, which you can mix or match to get a relatively low-cost kitchen facelift.
Rigid thermofoil (RTF) doors, which feature a durable plastic
coating over fiberboard, are an affordable alternative to wood or
Plastic laminates come in hundreds of colors and patterns, are
durable and moisture-resistant, and are reasonably priced. You can pick
matching or contrasting laminates for your doors and drawer fronts.
Real wood veneers include many standard species, such as oak,
cherry, and maple, and you also can choose from an array of stain
colors. Wood veneers are the most expensive option. Wood must be
carefully sealed to protect against moisture.
A professional cabinet refacing for a typical 10-foot-by-12-foot
kitchen starts at around $1,000 to $3,000 for laminate. Expect to pay
$2,500 to $6,000 for real wood veneer. Costs can rise to $7,000 to
$9,000 or more for a large project with high-quality wood veneer.
the project with new hardware (pulls, knobs, hinges) runs $2 to $4 per
piece, up to $20 to $50 each for high-end hardware.
comparison, completely replacing old kitchen cabinets with new cabinets
starts at $4,000 to $5,000 and up for stock cabinets; $8,000 to $10,000
for semi-custom cabinets; $16,000 to $20,000 and up for custom-made
How Do I Know If My Cabinets are Good For Refacing?
Refacing is feasible if your existing cabinet boxes are structurally sound and in good condition. Cabinets with water damage, warping, and broken frames are poor candidates. Particleboard cabinetry sometimes requires fasteners, in addition to adhesives, to ensure that the veneer is secure.
How are They Installed?
A professional installer will come to your house to measure your
cabinets and determine the amount of veneer required, the correct sizes
and quantities for door and drawer fronts, and how much hardware is
needed. Newly ordered doors and drawer fronts may take one to two weeks
When all the materials are in hand, your installer
removes old cabinet door and drawer fronts, and prepares the surface of
the cabinet boxes by washing the exteriors with a degreaser and lightly
sanding the finish. Any significant flaws in the surface are repaired or
filled to ensure a smooth, secure fit for the new veneer.
installer applies veneer to the cabinet faces and any exposed cabinet
ends, then mounts the new doors, drawer fronts, and hardware. The
process typically takes two to four days.