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Refacing Kitchen Cabinets

One of the simplest (and least expensive) home renovation projects you can tackle all on your own is the project of completely refacing your kitchen cabinets.

You’ll be able to breathe a lot of life into an otherwise old and outdated kitchen with this kind of upgrade. Better than that though, you’ll be able to completely transform the way that your kitchen space looks like without wasting any money on and oversized budget – making this one of the savviest construction projects you can choose to tackle.

To better help you with your kitchen cabinet refacing project we’ve put together the information in this quick guide. Shall we dive right in?

Determine whether or not your cabinets should be refaced in the first place

Even if you are really committed to refacing your kitchen cabinets and saving quite a bit of money, you have to be 100% certain that your kitchen cabinets can – and should – be refaced in the first place.

This project saves money, but it will require some serious sweat equity. You don’t want to undertake this project only to find out in a couple of months – or even just a year or two – that all of your work is for naught because your cabinets are falling apart and need to be completely replaced.

Figure out whether or not you are going to be able to handle this project from start to finish

If you are working with solid “bones” as far as your cabinet frames are concerned, you really don’t have all that much skilled or challenging work ahead of you. A little bit of paint, some new hardware, and a handful of simple and straightforward refinishing tricks are usually more than enough to transform your cabinets.

At the same time, if you have to repair the structure of your cabinets (especially your upper cabinets) things can get out of hand pretty quickly. This is especially true if you don’t have a lot of construction or woodworking experience to lean on. Repairing damaged wood is not the kind of project most people feel completely comfortable tackling, and it’s easy to see why.

Make sure you’re up for the task at hand before you dive in!

Fall in love with YouTube

At the end of the day, it’s possible to find tips, tricks, and tutorials about pretty much anything and everything imaginable on YouTube.

If you’d like to better understand the project that you are about to undertake or even just pick up a couple of new tips and tricks to help the project go faster be sure to jump on YouTube and watch videos to your heart’s delight.

You can save a bit of money by choosing to reface kitchen cabinets, but you’re going to want to leave the big projects to the pros to handle with finesse and expert techniques. RenosGroup.ca is here to guide your Ottawa kitchen renovation project at every step of the way to make the kitchen of your dreams a reality.