Typically, when refacing kitchen cabinets, the cabinet doors and drawer fronts are replaced and a matching wood, paint or veneer is applied to the framework of the cabinets. But if you simply want to add a kitchen cabinet door to your existing cabinet system, Kitchen Upgrade is an expert at matching new stains with the old stains.
Replacing Cabinet Doors and Drawer Fronts
Since the cabinet doors and drawer fronts are the most prominent part of your cabinets, it is important that the cabinet door/drawer you choose reflects the style of kitchen that you want. Kitchen Upgrade offers a variety of styles and materials for you to choose—from the simplicity of Traditional to the intricacy of Victorian and every style in between.
Replacing Cabinet Hardware
While choosing the right style of your cabinets is important, choosing the wrong hardware can ruin the “look” that you might be going for. Frameless cabinets have no face frame, and the hinges attach to the door or the side or end panels. Framed cabinets have a frame around the front edges, and the hinges attach to the door and the frame.
In addition, there are 2 different types of hinges—traditional and European. Traditional (exposed) hinges include barrel hinges, which are self-closing spring-loaded, fully exposed and rest on the front frame of a framed cabinet, and knife hinges, which are partially embedded either fully or almost fully visible on the face of the cabinet frame. Both types of hinges provide a full 180-degree door opening.
European (concealed) hinges are screwed into recesses on the backs of the cabinet door and the side panel or face frame of the cabinet and are not visible when the door is closed. Most concealed hinges are self-closing, easily adjusted and limit the door opening to 110 degrees.
The type of cabinet you want will typically determine the type of hinge used. A framed cabinet with partially overlaying doors and exposed frame could have traditional or European hinges. Full overlay doors on frameless cabinets will always have European hinges.
Making Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Simple
Kitchen cabinet refacing is a big job and choosing the right options can be overwhelming. Kitchen Upgrade can provide you with expertise and guidance to make these tough decisions simple, and so that you can rest assured that your kitchen cabinets will look amazing.For more information on Kitchen Upgrade or to receive a complimentary, no-obligation consultation on kitchen cabinet refacing, call us at (713) 806-1694 or contact us.