FAQs

Your Guide to Cabinet Refacing.

Read through our Frequently Asked Questions below. Detail Design & Remodeling is happy to answer your questions about your home remodeling project.

WHAT IS CABINET REFACING?
Cabinet refacing, is a term used to describe changing the look and feel of your cabinets. This includes new doors and drawer fronts, which are either painted or stained. This surface of the cabinet boxes which we refer to as a skin, is a ¼ inch real wood material applied to the existing cabinet fronts and exposed sides. Refacing also includes new hardware, soft closing hinges, and new trim. We can also add new cabinets, roll-out trays, and make other modifications at the same time.  When we are done with your project, you will have the look and feel of a brand new kitchen.

WHAT IS CABINET PAINTING?
Cabinet painting is a term used to describe changing the color on existing cabinets, including the doors and drawers. Everything is kept in place, and only the finish is changed. Existing stained cabinets can’t be re-stained, they can only be painted.

CAN I MAKE A FEW CHANGES OR WOULD I HAVE TO GO WITH ALL-NEW CABINETS?
It’s common to make some changes when refacing your cabinets like adding more drawers or modify a cabinet or two to fully achieve the desired results. This is a great time to make changes but there is a limit.  If there are a lot of changes needed to be made, we might recommend new cabinets. Every home remodeling project is different, so be sure to discuss the options with our cabinet design experts.

WHAT KIND OF WOOD DO YOU USE WHEN YOU REFACE? WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
There are many different types of wood species available, but the most commonly used option for painted cabinets is beech.  For stained cabinets, maple has a very consistent grain and can be stained to easily look like other woods. While cherry is a beautiful wood, it gets darker over time. Since it can be difficult to know what it will look like later, most people choose maple for staining.  

WHAT DOOR STYLES ARE AVAILABLE?
We can make almost any door style. There are many designs for raised or flat panel doors, and several edge profiles for the outside of the door or drawer. You also have many options on hardware and molding. We can produce anything from a shaker style to a French country look. We can add a beaded panel for an artisan look or even glass doors if you want. 

WHAT DRAWER STYLES ARE AVAILABLE?
There are two basic designs. The most common is a slab drawer that can be either a straight edge or a routed edge. The second style is a five-piece drawer that resembles a small door; it has a panel in the center which is either raised or flat, two side pieces called stiles, and a top and bottom called rails.

WHAT TYPE OF FINISHES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer stains that can be a custom mix or a standard color. The stains have a satin clear coat over them. You can also choose almost any number of paint colors. There are also glazes that we can add for a truly customized look. 

HOW LONG DOES CABINET REFACING TAKE?
One major advantage of cabinet refacing over replacement is the minimal downtime you can expect. Since we do all the painting or staining in our facility before we start your project, your kitchen can be completed in as little as two or three days. Larger jobs that include modifications will take longer.  With minimal mess or demolition, many homeowners are able to continue using their kitchen while it is being remodeled. Each project varies in terms of scope and cost, so be sure to reach out to us to see how we can save you on your remodel!

HOW LONG WILL MY REFACED CABINETS LAST?
With proper maintenance and care, your refaced kitchen cabinets will be able to last throughout the lifetime of your current cabinet system. Detail Design & Remodeling relies on the best practices to ensure your cabinets are built correctly, and we back our work with industry-leading warranties to ensure you are completely satisfied with the results.

DO YOU OFFER MORE THAN CABINET REFACING SERVICES?
Although we specialize in cabinet refacing & complete new kitchens and baths, we offer a full range of services to ensure you are satisfied with the outcome.  Because we are Licensed General Contractors, and Certified Remodelers, we can offer new countertops, backsplashes, lighting and more.  

DO YOU OFFER IN-HOME CONSULTATIONS?
Yes, contact us today for a free “no pressure consultation”  with a highly trained design professional.

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