Did you ever wish you could get kitchen cabinets that looked completely new without the cost or mess of a renovation? With cabinet refacing, you can. In fact, it’s simple.
Cabinet refacing is a process that replaces the doors and drawer fronts on your cabinets with new, custom-made ones. Another name for it is “cabinet door replacement.”
Since you’re only replacing a small area of your cabinets – and not the boxes themselves – the price is far different. It’s much lower than a complete renovation, often around just one-third of the cost. Yet, in the end, you’ll have cabinets that look new, all without hassle, high prices, or a lengthy disruption to your life.
Why Choose N-Hance® for Cabinet Refacing?
Cabinets that look dated and worn out take away from your quality of life and home’s curb appeal. At the same time, kitchen renovations are expensive and can feel out of reach.
Why are renovations so costly? There are many reasons. One of them involves a more extensive process, including the need for a demolition contractor to pull out your old cabinets. This can be time-consuming, not to mention messy.
The cost of new cabinets is also higher than simply replacing the fronts. When fully replacing, you’ll have to factor in the added time and labor it will take for installation, as well.
Finally, when you replace your cabinets, you’ll likely have to replace your counters and possibly even deal with hidden issues, like the discovery of uneven floors, that commonly occur during renovations.
On top of all that, cabinets made today are often inferior in quality when compared to older, hardwood cabinets. This means your existing cabinets might actually be more durable than new ones.
With refacing from N-Hance, we enable you to take advantage of the full lifespan of your cabinets, keeping quality hardwood intact. At the same time, we can replace the doors and drawer fronts and quickly – and dramatically – transition your kitchen from drab or dated to delightful.
How Cabinet Refacing Works at N-Hance
As experts in cabinet refacing, N-Hance offers a simple and straightforward process for you. It includes the following.
Step #1: A Consultation
The first step in our process is a free consultation. We want to learn about what you’re looking for in terms of style, color, and overall vision. This helps us target our recommendations, talk to you about options you might not be aware of, and even bring samples to your home. We’ll also provide you with a cost estimate and time frame, so you fully know what to expect and when.
Step #2: Prep Work
Once you’ve made your selections for your new doors and drawer fronts, we’ll schedule a time to arrive at your home and prepare the site. We’ll mask and drape the area to keep your home safe and surfaces, like floors, protected from stains or damage. All we ask you to do is empty out your cabinets and lead the way to your kitchen. We’ll handle the rest.
Step #3: Cleaning
We’ll remove your cabinet doors and drawer fronts and then clean the boxes left behind using a proprietary solution designed for cabinet cleaning. This ensures all the contaminants, like grease and grime, are wiped away and we have a fresh, clean surface to work with. Primer and paint can better stick to your cabinets without peeling or chipping, as a result.
Step #4: Repairs
Once the cabinet boxes are cleaned, we’ll repair any small damages, like scratches, and prime the cabinet boxes to ensure the old color doesn’t bleed through. This produces a superior, even look once we’re done.
Step #5: Painting
Meanwhile, in our off-site shop, we’ll be hard at work, painting or staining your new doors and drawer fronts. We use our own acrylic polyurethane blend, as opposed to basic latex paint blend. It is designed specifically for cabinets and the heavy use they experience.
Step #6: Curing
When we’re done, we’ll apply a clear finish and use our state-of-the-art UV light system, Lightspeed®, that instantly cures the doors and drawer fronts. Not only will they fully cure in seconds, but this process ensures a rock-hard finish that’s resistant to scratches, peeling, and chips. The finish will last longer and your cabinets will look beautiful for years to come.
Step #7: Cabinet Boxes
We’ll use the same paint or stain color on your cabinet boxes, relying on our color match system to ensure we’re getting the right hue. Likewise, we’ll cure them with our Lightspeed® system to ensure the same level of durability as your doors and drawer fronts.
Step #8: Installation
Once ready, we’ll install your new cabinet drawer fronts and doors, including any upgrades, like soft close hinges, pull-out cabinets, as well as new handles, pulls, or doorknobs. With N-Hance, we can even add special touches, like crown molding to your upper cabinets.
Step #9: Inspection
We’ll manage the entire installation process, from start to finish, and carefully inspect every inch once we’re done. We’ll ask you to do the same, to ensure you’re happy with our work. If you are, we will clean up carefully and let you get back into your space, so you can enjoy it.
A Look at Your Cabinet Refacing Options
Another benefit of cabinet refacing is the vast array of choices. From the design of the door and wood, it’s made from to sheen and color, you have an array of selections to help you achieve your own, personalized look. These include:
- Door style. We offer everything from traditional door panels to more modern-looking ones. Some popular styles include Shaker, solid panels, and glass-front ones, along with a variety of edges, rails, and stiles to consider.
- Wood type. Some types of wood are better for painting, while others are beautiful when stained. With help from our team, you’ll make a decision you love.
- Colors. We offer our N-Hance Color Palette with 12 colors to choose from, ranging from Pure White to Top Hat Black. If you prefer to stain your cabinets, we also offer 12 colors to choose from and can even match a sample you provide if you have a different hue in mind.
- Options. In addition to color, wood type and door style, we offer other options, like glazing, torching, antiquing, and additional accenting options. You can also select from various sheens, such as gloss, matte, or satin.
Once we’re done with your cabinet refacing project, your kitchen will feel like new again. Your cabinets will be completely transformed – and the entire space along with it. Thanks to this more affordable approach, you probably will have room leftover in your budget for upgraded appliances or new decor. Plus, this approach offers a more eco-friendly option with less waste ending up in landfills.
If you’re ready for professional cabinet refacing from our experienced team, call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 and schedule a FREE design consultation.