Refacing gives your hardest working furniture a fresh new look

refacing gives furniture fresh look

Your kitchen cabinets are the hardest working furniture in your home. Their design and functionality make them fit like an old friend. That’s how these clients felt about their kitchen. But, like you, they wanted a change in the look and finish. That’s when kitchen cabinet refacing makes sense.

Before refacing: These cabinets needed help.
Before refacing: These cabinets needed help.

What’s really in your cabinet?

While your cabinets may have a wood pattern, chances are they may actually be built from plywood, particle board or medium-density fibreboard—also known as MDF—with a laminate veneer. It’s a workable solution for the budget-conscious. But, ultimately, MDF in particular breaks down because of how it’s made.

Back in the 80’s, rising hardwood prices led to development of MDF. It’s made from residuals of hard and softwoods (also known as scraps and sawdust) combined with a wax or resin binder to form panels. Chances are you have MDF somewhere in your home.

Refacing makes change affordable

After 8Instead of tearing out cabinet boxes, existing counters and backsplashes, refacing builds on existing cabinet boxes. Refacing means a new look and higher-quality cabinet doors and drawers—plus updated hardware such as Blum precision hinges and soft-close drawer guides. It also offers a more permanent solution for worn out cabinets than refinishing. Keep in mind, however, many cabinets are not good refinishing candidates. We can help with that evaluation.

TriFection removes and disposes of the existing doors and drawers. Then, we build all new custom, solid wood doors and drawer fronts and new plywood drawer boxes in our in-house custom cabinet shop. Once complete, our craftsmen apply finishing materials by sprayer instead of brush, resulting in a higher quality, smooth finish without brush marks.

After 10We then custom fit a special solid wood “skin” to overlay on your existing frames with material that’s thicker and more durable than regular veneers, allowing for refinishing as necessary in the future.

New look for old friends

Once installed, you get the benefits of new cabinetry from the outside with the design and functionality you already appreciate. Or, perhaps upgraded functionality.

We were able to enhance this client’s existing cabinets and expand storage capacity with the addition of pullout drawers for a new pantry cabinet, plus a pullout spice rack.

Better deal now and later

After 11These clients got rid of their dated plywood cabinets and replaced them with cherry-stained solid maple doors and drawer fronts. The result was an impressive look of brand new cabinets at a budget-friendly price.

While they could have saved their existing counters and backsplash, they decided to upgrade to Colonial Cream granite counters and a travertine backsplash to complete the kitchen makeover. Our clients were thrilled to show off their new kitchen to friends and family. They’ll probably be even more excited when their kitchen’s fresh new look contributes to increased resale value in the future.

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