Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling: Cabinet Refacing

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Cabinet refacing in your kitchen can be achieved using one of several different techniques. Reface the cabinets in your kitchen in whatever way suits your needs and budget with advice from a professional carpenter in this free video on kitchen remodeling.

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This is Steve Anthony, I am a professional carpenter. I work out of Miami and New York City. Lets talk a little bit about cabinet refacing. So you have a kitchen and you are not crazy about the cabinet doors. Well you have a number of ways to improve the situation. Some people have discovered that you can use a special treatment, a special primer and just paint right over your Formica cabinets. That's okay, it's not a bad solution although you'll find that paint will begin to chip and peel over time and it's not quite as attractive as you'd like it to be. You can also remove, if you are very careful you can remove the existing Formica and replace it with a different design. You might also consider using a wood veneer which you can simply using contact cement you can put right over top of the existing finish. And give it more of a wood look. That can be a reasonably cost effective alternative to solid wood doors. But you have to be very careful and do a very good job, otherwise it's going to look like, it's going to look like a hack job. And you don't want that. But again the easiest way to refinish cabinets is simply to sand them, prime them, and paint them. And if you use a good quality enamel paint and you do the surface preparation right, that is probably your most cost effective way. And gives you the most flexibility in terms of how you would like it to look. I would recommend that you try practice on an area that's not as visible or maybe you have a door that you've replaced, used the old door as a test and see how it comes out.

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