If your kitchen is ugly, then you more than likely need to update it.
This can be accomplished with kitchen cabinet refacing. Now, I know the job sounds difficult, but it really requires more of your time that is does skill.
If you want to know whether or not you’re a good candidate, I’m going to send you here to check out the page on kitchen cabinet refacing. This blog post is strictly to tell you why you should try it.
Save Thousands of Dollars
First off, refacing instead of replacing your kitchen cabinets will save you thousands of dollars. The extra money can be spent on updating the floors, counters, backsplash or some other ugly area in your kitchen. You could also use the money to buy much needed accessories (like organizers for those messy kitchen drawers)
Painting Your Cabinets is Fun
The second reason you should try kitchen cabinet refacing is because it’s fun! Now, if you’re the person that doesn’t like painting or for some reason your hands shake, don’t do this. But for everyone else, definitely give it a go! The only thing you need to remember is that you should paint in the same direction as the grain of the wood. You will also enjoy creating and having an active hand in your home improvement projects. When friends visit, you can show off your skillz (yes, I said skillz) and be proud of your accomplishments.
Lots of Experience
As a homeowner, you need DIY experience! Kitchen cabinet refacing is a great project to get your feet wet in designing and remodeling without having to pull out the heavy duty power tools (although you may want to use an electric drill to remove the cabinets from the hinges and to remove the hardware from the cabinets) As you began to tackle these types of projects on your own, you will feel more empowered to finish other areas of the house.
Ask the Pros
I know I made this sound easy, but trust me, it is. Time, patience and a steady hand are all that you really need for a kitchen cabinet refacing project (and good weather so you can let the cabinet doors dry outside.) We have a page that gets a bit more into detail on this subject and I suggest that you visit it. Also, visit your local Home Depot (I recommend them because that’s where I shop for all my DIY supplies) and ask the sales reps about how to handle the project. They are always helpful and give great advice!
As always, I would love to check out your project. Please send before, during and after pics of your progress and I will post them on the site. You can email them to [email protected]
Until next time…