CABINET REFACING

Creative Kitchens’ cabinet refacing is a cost effective method of giving your tired existing kitchen, new life. We transform your cabinets by covering the cabinet boxes with new wood. We could also cover the existing doors and drawer fronts with new wood or replace them entirely with new ones.

We work with you to choose the materials, color and style to give you a brand new kitchen on a small budget.

A Creative Kitchens design consultant will first visit your home and offer you options based on your budget. Once the work starts, the drawer and cabinet fronts are taken to our cutting edge production facility to be worked on.  Only the cabinet boxes are refaced / covered up in new wood on-site. This ensures that your kitchen remains usable throughout the process.

Materials We Use

We reface your cabinet doors using high quality PSA /Non-PSA veneers, RTF sheets, core plywood and 3-D-laminations.

PSA Veneers: Our PSA veneers come in peel and stick types that are flexible, strong and long lasting. We use various types of wood like the birch, maple, oak, pine, teak, walnut, and cherry. We cut the veneer according to design and ply specs, sand and polish it according to the finishing requirements. This makes it strong enough to withstand temperatures up to 800 F and humidity of more than 35%.

Non-PSA Veneers: For the non-PSA veneers we use external adhesives after cutting and shaping them according to the cabinet door design specifications. Both the types are products are manufactured under the strict ISO-15717 and EN standards.

RTF & 3D-Veneers: RTF sheets use thermal treatment and pressure. This is a highly flexible sheet which gets shaped exactly according to the existing shape, curves, and contours of the surface. The vinyl film could be transparent or translucent material for enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the surface finishing. The 3-D laminations we use also have similar characteristics, but they are available in additional range of colors, designs and patterns.

MDF Core plywood:  We recommend this for traditional and classical kitchen styles. It has a top veneer layer, flowed by the MDF core and a back veneer. It comes in multiple-ply and density.

Method Specifications

At Creative Kitchens we use either veneer, plywood or solid wood for the front and the sides. You have a choice in door styles- full or partial overlay or full inset.  Once our experts take the doors and drawer faces off the frame- the refacing process starts.

Frame Refacing: In our cabinet refacing service we use multiple types of frame panels including raised, inset, recessed, slab, mullion, and the open styles.

We have a vast collection of frame colors and grain styles to match the wood you choose- beech dark, cherry mahogany, maple brown, oak brown and so on. This procedure could be time consuming based on the type of kitchen cabinet we are refacing. Typically the base and wall mounted cabinets take more time compared to the pantry cabinets.

Door Refacing: Our cabinet refacing services enhance the exteriors of your kitchen cabinets. You have the option to choose a color and pattern to match the frame or contrasting combinations.

We also offer door replacement as an option depending on the condition of the existing door.

During refacing we overlay the existing surface with a new layer of either veneer, RTF, 3-D, or the MDF core wood. We ensure optimum thickness of the layer to match with the refaced frame and the panel. This procedure requires sawing, cutting, veneer slitting and shaping, adhesive application, leveling, clamping and sizing the edges. The dimension (length X Width X Depth) of the refaced cabinet door could be slightly different from the existing one, but barely noticeable, visually and practically.

Hardware Replacement: We generally replace the hardware accessories like the old door knobs, screws, bolts and nuts and latches. We can also reface them if they are in working condition extending their durability.

Cabinet – Side Refacing: As part of Creative Kitchens cabinet refacing process we do cabinet side refacing. Here we use multi ply veneer, plywood or hardwood, depending on the cabinet size and location. For the wall mounted cabinets we generally prefer light weight material with extra tensile strength and load carrying capacity. For the base cabinets we use heavier side refacing as they have to withstand the weight of the countertops.

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