Re-facing an option for cabinets
Dear Marc: I have an old outdated oak kitchen that I would like to replace but I don’t have the money to get the entire kitchen done. I would like to get it done before the in-laws come in from out of town this spring. I am considering painting the cabinets another colour but I think it might make them look cheap. Any ideas? Mary
Dear Mary: Oak kitchens are probably one of the most common kitchens found in older homes today. Years ago, oak was the trendy wood to use in kitchen spaces. Today, designers are steering away from traditional oak cabinets for the simple reason that everybody has one, so it’s not considered unique and luxurious. But don’t despair, there are ways to update your look without ripping out all your kitchen cabinets and re-mortgaging the house.
If you considered painting the cabinets, then I will assume the core and hardware of your cabinets are in good shape. If so, then using a kitchen cabinet re-facing service would give you the opportunity to update the look of your kitchen space on a tight budget.
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