Re-fac­ing an op­tion for cab­i­nets

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - By Marc Atiyolil

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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