How To Save The Kitchen Cabinets You Already Have

Posted on: 13 May 2015

Any kitchen remodel is going to be expensive. However, many homeowners are now realizing that saving the kitchen cabinets they already have is going to save them quite a bit of money. On top of this, refinishing your existing cabinets is a great way to make your kitchen remodel an environmentally friendly project since you will help by cutting down on the production of new materials. Here's how you can be sure that saving the kitchen cabinets you already have turns out to be great for your kitchen remodel:

Sand and Paint:

The first thing that you can do is remove the doors from the cabinets, dust and clean the interior of the cabinets, and sand the doors down to apply a primer and new paint. This is quite a time-consuming project, but if you are doing it to save money then it is well worth it in the end. If you are okay with splurging a little bit on refinishing the cabinets, you can also pay a professional to do these steps for you. It will definitely cost less than installing new cabinets in the kitchen anyway. In the end, you will be amazed at how much the new paint can transform the appearance of your kitchen. 

New Knobs:

The next thing you can do to transform the look of your cabinets is by installing new knobs. You will also be amazed at how much this can transform the kitchen. There are a number of different knob styles and colors to choose from. If you are remodeling your kitchen to be more modern, then square, silver or gray knobs tend to be all the range at the moment. However, if you are opting for a more colorful kitchen, it may be useful to install bright colored knobs for the cabinets. 

New Door Faces:

Another more affordable option, but also more expensive than refinishing the door faces that are already on the cabinets is installing new door faces. You can keep the existing cabinets in place, but change the entire look by installing new door faces. This guarantees that tearing down and building up new cabinets won't have to take place, which is the reason installing completely new cabinets is so expensive in labor costs. If you aren't happy with the grooves of the existing door faces, then this may be the most beneficial option for your kitchen remodel. 

By hiring a remodeling contractor, they can help you to refinish the existing cabinets in a way that you are happy with that will still fit the new style of the kitchen remodel.

To learn more, contact a remodeling contracting business like Sierra Remodeling & Home Builders Inc


home renovation - when to call the pros

My husband and I thought it would be a nice idea to buy an older house and renovate it from top to bottom. We got in there, did a lot of demo work, and then things started going south in many areas of the house. We learned a lot while we were working together, especially when to call in the professional renovation contractor for help. Thankfully, we found a contractor that was patient, fair and did really great work. You can use our experience to get an idea about what home remodeling projects are possible to do on your own and what you should call the professionals in for.