Kitchen cabinet refacing saves thousands over replacing all the cabinetry. Doing the job yourself saves even more money. Labor is a significant percentage of the total cost of refacing. You could save up to half the price by saving on the labor costs. While it isnt an easy task, it is possible for a skilled homeowner.
Do it Yourself or Hire a Pro?
This is a big job. You will need some skills and experience in home remodelling to tackle the job. It can be stressful, if you arent sure of yourself. Refacing isnt a job that should be rushed. You need to have patience and the time to invest to do the job right.
Precise measurements are needed when attempting to give your home a makeover with cabinet refacing. Measuring is one of the most important parts of the job. It must be exact on the door openings, face frame and ends of the cabinets. Also accurate measurements are needed for the doors and drawer fronts. If you are off by even a little bit, the material wont fit right.
Time should be taken to prepare all surfaces for refacing. You will need to remove all the cabinet drawers and drawer fronts. Clean all surfaces to remove dirt and grease. You will...