Assess Suitability of Existing Cabinets for Reface
Are your existing cabinets viable candidates for a reface? Can they host the desired upgrades you want or would it be best to compare pricing on cabinet replacement options to meet your upgrade objectives? While we can paint just about anything, there are some materials we don’t recommend painting. We also give consideration to the mechanical aspects of a retrofit. In other words can we install the new hardware to make the conversion appealing and equivalent in function to a cabinet replacement? This includes consideration of drawer glides, new hinges, new mechanisms, pull out drawers and minimum opening sizes required. Part of this assessment is a consideration of whether drawer cabinets or other cabinet sections can be swapped out. Cabinet construction plays the biggest roll in this. Many older, fully-framed, built-on-site cabinets from the late 50-60s – and even early 70s – make swapping out sections of cabinet impossible without major alterations, which drives the cost up significantly and make upgrades very difficult.
If the first two steps are acceptable, we can start considering further details and move on to step 3.