Yes, you can replace only your cabinet doors, and it is often less expensive than replacing your entire cabinets.
A lot of people think that once their cabinet doors are run down, they have to redo their entire cabinetry. But if you’re still happy with your kitchen’s layout and your cabinets are still in pretty decent shape, you may only have to replace your cabinet doors. Replacing cabinet doors is cheaper and more efficient than doing a full rehaul, and you’re still able to refresh your kitchen with door styles, colors, and finishes—maybe even with custom kitchen cabinet doors from 27estore.
What Is Cabinet Refacing?
Cabinet refacing is the process of replacing cabinet doors and usually involves changing drawer fronts and ends, as well as some hardware (such as hinges), too.
Cabinet refacing is cost-effective at a fraction of the cost you’d typically spend on full cabinet replacements. It also takes less time to do; you can even do it yourself, and you won’t have to vacate your kitchen for days on end as it gets done. It’s also more eco-friendly as you’re not throwing your cabinets in a landfill.
Replacing cabinet doors still offers you a lot of choices. You can choose from different kinds of doors, like flat panel or shaker cabinet doors.
How Do I Know If I Should Replace Just My Cabinet Doors?
You’ll know if you only need to replace your cabinet doors if the following statements apply to you:
- You’re unhappy with your cabinet doors
- You’re happy with your current kitchen layout
- Your cabinets are still sturdy
- You’re on a budget
- You want your cabinets refreshed quickly
- You can easily replace your cabinet doors
If you find that your cabinets are so dilapidated that they won’t function properly even if you change the doors, then that’s the only time you should consider doing a full rehaul. Otherwise, a simple cabinet refacing should do.
How to Replace Cabinet Doors
Prepare Your Tools
Before you get started, make sure you have all your necessary tools–a pencil, measuring tape, a Phillips screwdriver, a battery drill, and some cabinet hardware (screws, hinges, fittings, etc.). You may also want to get help from a friend.
Remove Your Old Cabinet Doors
The first thing you have to do is remove your old cabinet doors. To do this, open up your cabinets then detach the hinges and unscrew the hardware.
Measure Your Cabinet Doors
Next, measure your old doors so that you can choose new ones that fit into your existing cabinet layout. Picking the right size for cabinet doors is important because you might otherwise end up with mismatched doors, causing problems in look and function.
Select New Cabinet Doors
After measuring your old doors, you can now pick your replacements. With 27estore, you have a wide variety of choices for new doors, from those available in stock (solids, wood, metallic, and more) to custom-made doors to suit your design.
Fit the New Cabinet Doors
With your new cabinet doors ready, it’s now time to prepare the new fittings. Measure your cabinets and create new holes for the hinges if you don’t have pre-drilled holes.
Install the New Cabinet Doors
Install the new cabinet doors by mounting them in place with clamps. Mark the screw slots so you know where to drill, then screw the cabinet doors in and reattach the hinges.
Check the Cabinet’s Alignment
Make sure that your cabinet doors are symmetrical or else they’ll look strange or won’t close properly. If you find that you need to do some realignment, make adjustments one at a time by loosening or tightening the screws until everything’s aligned.
Replace Old Cabinet Doors With 27estore
If you’re looking to replace your cabinet doors, check out 27estore’s catalog to find the best ones for you! You can choose from different colors, styles, and finishes, and even have doors custom-built to match the vision you have for your kitchen. Get your new cabinet doors from 27estore today!