on liquidating - Updating laminate cabinets
Updating laminate cabinets
There are three primary ways to reface cabinets: 1.
Refinish or paint existing cabinet and drawer fronts. Install new wood or laminate veneer over existing cabinet and drawer fronts. Install completely new cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
Resurfacing means to lay laminate, rigid thermofoils (RTFs) or wood veneers over the existing cabinet boxes, and it often looks so natural that it's difficult for the average person to tell it isn't the same solid wood all the way through.
In a matter of days you can say goodbye to that grease-stained oak from the '50s and say hello to the glossy contemporary of maple or the regal dignity of cherry.
"If they are not high-quality cabinets to begin with, it usually makes more sense to replace the entire piece," says Deborah Ramos, an interior designer in St. Lorey Cavanaugh of Kitchen and Bath Design Consultants in Hartford, Conn., agrees.