What Is Kitchen Cabinet Refacing?

Remodel your kitchen without a major renovation. Kitchen cabinet refacing is a cost-effective way to give your kitchen a whole new look by replacing cabinet door and drawer fronts and veneering the exterior of the cabinet boxes.

Your kitchen layout stays the same and the existing cabinets remain in place, so you avoid the inconveniences of a major renovation while still getting a noticeable return on investment.

Enhancements like glass doors, light valances, crown moulding, new hardware and other accessories can easily be added for a more customized look.

When to Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets

If you like the current layout of your kitchen and the interiors of your cabinets are in good condition, your home is a great candidate for kitchen cabinet refacing. The advantages of this type of project are:
  • The look of a kitchen makeover with less expense, mess and time.
  • Professional installation in two to five days, including project management from start to finish.
  • No hidden plumbing or electrical costs and no need to redecorate or change the flooring.
  • A wide variety of traditional and contemporary door styles and finishes to choose from.
  • Decorative hardware, moulding and other accessories available for a fully customizable look.
  • All cabinet installers are background checked, insured and licensed for a great service experience.

How Cabinet Refacing Is Done

Cabinet refacing is cost-effective because rather than removing and replacing your cabinets, they’re simply refreshed with new front coverings – refreshing your kitchen’s look at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets.

  1. All existing doors, drawer fronts and hinges are removed.
  2. Cabinet surfaces are prepared for matching coverings.
  3. Matching coverings are applied to all visible exteriors of the cabinets in laminate, vinyl or matching veneer.
  4. Coverings are trimmed for the perfect fit.
  5. New doors, drawer fronts, hinges and handles are installed.
  6. The new look is complete. Crown moulding, light valances and other accessories can be added for décor and functionality.

Choose Your New Cabinet Doors

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 cupboard or cabinet refacing, including the following:

3D Laminate Collection

3D laminate doors are designed to create a seamless front that’s free of edge-banding. 3D laminate doors come in slab, shaker and raised panel profile options in a wide range of colours, finishes and prices.

Style: 10300 Colour: Chocolate Pear

Style: 10300
Colour: Chocolate Pear

Style: 1150 Colour: Charcoal

Style: 1150
Colour: Charcoal

Style: 7500 Colour: Tuxedo

Style: 7500
Colour: Tuxedo

Style: 9100 Colour: Brazilian Walnut

Style: 9100
Colour: Brazilian Walnut

Style: 7000 Colour: Skye

Style: 7000
Colour: Skye

Style: 4000 Colour: Gibraltar

Style: 4000
Colour: Gibraltar

Style: 10200 Colour: Stone Grey

Style: 10200
Colour: Stone Grey

Style: 1100 Colour: Libretti

Style: 1100
Colour: Libretti

Style: 900 Colour: Nizza

Style: 900
Colour: Nizza

Style: 10900 Colour: Queenston Oak

Style: 10900
Colour: Queenston Oak

Style: 10500 Colour: Nizza

Style: 10500
Colour: Nizza

Style: Shaker Shallow Colour: Stratus Supermatte

Style: Shaker Shallow
Colour: Stratus Supermatte

Style: Shaker Wide Colour: Fossil Grey

Style: Shaker Wide
Colour: Fossil Grey

Style: Shaker Slim Colour: Haze Supermatte

Style: Shaker Slim
Colour: Haze Supermatte

Style: Aspen Colour: Morning Dew

Style: Aspen
Colour: Morning Dew

Prestige Collection

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.

Style: SL00 Colour: Silva

Style: SL00
Colour: Silva

Style: CS00 Colour: Gibraltar

Style: CS00
Colour: Gibraltar

Style: SK00 Colour: Kodiak

Style: SK00
Colour: Kodiak

Style: TR00 Colour: White Lacquer

Style: TR00
Colour: White Lacquer

Urban Collection

Featuring a modern slab look, our Urban Collection cabinets feature flat laminated materials in a variety of finishes, all edge-banded with matching colours and accented with square corners.

Wired Bronze

Wired Bronze

Smoke Acrylic

Smoke Acrylic

Number of Door Styles 15
Number of Colours 50
Price Point $-$$$
Material Details One-piece construction. Material is membrane pressed over the face and edges of a profile leaving a seamless front that’s free of edge-banding. Slab, Shaker, and Raised panel profile options in a wide range of colours and finishes.
Number of Door Styles 4
Number of Colours 5-20 (depending on style chosen)
Price Point $$-$$$
Material Details 5-piece construction provides true grain orientation to replicate the look of a 5-piece wood door. Engineered materials for superior consistency in the latest colours and finishes.
Number of Door Styles 2
Number of Colours 5
Price Point $$$
Material Details Flat laminated materials in a variety of finishes, edge-banded with matching colour. Modern slab look with square corners.
Collection 3D Laminate Prestige 5-Piece Urban
Number of Door Styles 15 4 2
Number of Colours 50 5-20 (depending on style chosen) 5
Price Point $-$$$ $$-$$$ $$$
Material Details One-piece construction. Material is membrane pressed over the face and edges of a profile leaving a seamless front that’s free of edge-banding. Slab, Shaker, and Raised panel profile options in a wide range of colours and finishes. 5-piece construction provides true grain orientation to replicate the look of a 5-piece wood door. Engineered materials for superior consistency in the latest colours and finishes. Flat laminated materials in a variety of finishes, edge-banded with matching colour. Modern slab look with square corners.

Cabinet Refacing Before & After

The cabinet refacing process can produce striking results. Here are some before and after comparisons.

Additional Cabinet Renovating Options

A kitchen cabinet refacing project can be combined with a number of other kitchen updates for a fully customizable look. These updates might include:

Glass Doors

Glass Doors

Glass doors are available as frame-only or with mullions (a grid-like pattern) in the 3D Laminate Collection. Prestige Collection glass doors are available in frame-only.

Countertops, Sinks, Faucets and Kitchen Islands

Countertops, Sinks, Faucets and Kitchen Islands

New laminate countertops, sinks, faucets and kitchen islands can be installed to complement your new cabinet faces.

Drawer Boxes

Drawer Boxes

New drawer boxes can be added to fix the problem of sticky drawers.

Pot and Pan Conversions

Pot and Pan Drawer Conversions

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

Crown Moulding and Light Valances

Crown moulding and light valances can be installed along the edges of the cabinetry and are available to match all door styles and finishes.

Cabinets

Additional Cabinets

Additional cabinets can be installed to increase the amount of kitchen storage. Handles and hinges can also be updated.

Refrigerator and Range Hood Panels

Refrigerator and Range Hood Panels

Customize the look of your kitchen with panels for your refrigerator and range hood.

Pull-out Garbage Containers

Pull-out Garbage Containers

Keep your trash out of sight by adding a pull-out garbage container.

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