Probable the most important bit of advice anyone will impart to you when you are thinking about selling your house is to “remodel your kitchen”. Just the words “remodel your kitchen” are scary. You immediately envision dollar signs, $ $ $ $ $ $ $ . Kitchen cabinets do play a huge role in remodeling your kitchen. But, in most cases, you don’t really have to replace the entire cabinet. You can simply reface your kitchen cabinet doors.
Refacing the kitchen cabinet doors, what does that mean? This simply means that if your existing kitchen cabinets are structurally sound, the kitchen cabinets doors can be easily removed and replaced with new doors. Immediately some of those dollar signs floating around in your mind should disappear. Refacing your kitchen cabinets eliminates the sometimes ugly process of damaging your walls, flooring, plumbing or electrical systems that is usually associated with the replacing of the entire kitchen cabinet. Your kitchen will always be totally functional. There is hardly any mess at all that is associated with refacing your kitchen cabinets.
The most taxing aspect in refacing your cabinets will probable be trying to select just one of the many varieties of doors that are available today. The multitude of colors and designs can become overwhelming; but pick one you must. The rest of the process is fairly uncomplicated. You simply remove the hardware that is securing the existing doors to your cabinets. The kitchen cabinet frames are then painted with the same color as your new refacing doors. New cabinet hinges should be used to attach your new kitchen cabinet doors. Now the only thing left is to choose your favorite door knobs and bingo, your kitchen cabinet refacing is done.
Deciding to reface your cabinet doors has saved you time, frustration and most of all a lot of money. By the way, recycling your old doors to an organization that helps the poor could also entitle you to a charitable tax exemption.
John is the author of Flat Fee MLS articles for MLS Flat Fee. You can find more information at Flat Fee MLS Listing.