When to Reface
If you like the current layout of your kitchen and the interiors of your cabinets are in good condition, your kitchen is a great candidate for cabinet refacing. The advantages of this type of project are:
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How It's Done
New cabinet faces are installed in six simple steps:
All existing doors, drawer fronts and hinges are removed.
Cabinet surfaces are prepared for matching coverings.
Matching coverings are applied to all visible exteriors of the cabinets in laminate, vinyl or matching veneer.
Coverings are trimmed for the perfect fit.
New doors, drawer fronts, hinges and handles are installed.
The new look is complete. Crown moulding, light valances and other accessories can be added for decor and functionality.
Doors are the most visible component of your cabinets and the key element in transforming the look of your kitchen. The Home Depot offers a large selection of doors for cabinet refacing, including the following:
The Thermo Collection consists of one-piece rigid engineered thermofoil doors, which are available in a large number of styles and in both solid and wood-grain finishes that can be mixed and matched to fit your remodelling needs. Doors come standard with a white back, but blended backs are also available for most Thermo colours.
10600 Summer Flame
10500 Secret Maple
1360 Noce V
1300 Tobacco Cherry
10300 Chocolate Pear
10200 Cherry Blossom
9100 Rustik Cherry
7500 Antique White (Cathedral)
7000 Chocolate Pear
5000 Bourbon Cherry
4000 Alpine White
2000 Wild Apple (Arch)
The Prestige Collection includes five-piece engineered decorative cabinet doors. The door mouldings are wrapped in polyester or thermofoil and cut and assembled in a similar fashion as wood doors, giving them a real wood-grain appearance at a lower price point.
SK00 Antique White
EL02 Natural Walnut
EL00 Summer Flame
DE09 White Lacquer
DE00 Dark Walnut
STAINED WOOD Collection
The Stained Wood Collection includes high-quality mitred mortise and tenon wood doors, which are available with solid or plywood panels in oak, maple and cherry. Six stains covering the light to dark colour spectrum are available in all three wood types.
York, Cayenne Oak
Vermont, Honey Maple
Sherbrooke, Cognac Cherry
Richmond, Spice Oak
Manhattan, Espresso Cherry
Laval, Ginger Maple
|Number of Door Styles||14||6||6|
|Number of Door Colours||18||14 (depending on style chosen)||6 (3 different wood types: Oak, Maple, Cherry)|
|Material Notes||One-piece rigid thermofoil doors available in a variety of styles and colours.||Five-piece engineered doors with changing grain direction to replicate the look of real wood.||Solid wood panels (not veneer-covered MDF) for a long-lasting high-quality look.|
Going a Step Further: Accessories and Update Options
A cabinet refacing project can be combined with a number of other kitchen updates for a fully customizable look. These updates include:
Glass doors are available as frame-only or with mullions (a grid-like pattern) in the Thermo and Stained Wood Collections. Prestige glass doors are available in frame-only.
New laminate countertops, sinks, faucets and kitchen islands can be installed to complement your new cabinet faces.
New drawer boxes can be added to fix the problem of sticky drawers.
A standard door base cabinet can be retrofitted with new drawer boxes and fronts to become a set of pot and pan drawers - an excellent storage option.
Crown moulding and light valances can be installed along the edges of the cabinetry and are available to match all door styles and finishes.
Additional cabinets can be installed to increase the amount of kitchen storage. Handles and hinges can also be updated.
Customize the look of your kitchen with panels for your refrigerator and range hood.
Keep your trash out of sight by adding a pull-out garbage container.