Cabinet Refacing FAQs
Cabinet Refacing: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does cabinet refacing compare to the cost of purchasing new cabinets?
A: Refacing is generally less expensive than the cost of purchasing and installing new cabinets. Actual savings will depend on choices made at the time of refacing.
Q: How long does a cabinet refacing job take?
A: New doors and drawers are custom made to fit the exact measurements of the cabinet openings. The custom made materials will typically arrive in four to six weeks and installation averages three to six days, depending on the scope of work.
Q: Can I choose to reuse my existing doors by having them refinished or painted?
A: For less than the cost to have them professionally stripped, sanded and refinished, you can have your cabinets professionally refaced by Furniture Medic. Our materials are finished with a topcoat and sealed in high-temperature infrared ovens, ensuring maximum resistance to UV fading, scuffing and moisture.
Q: Will the interior surface of the cabinet frames match the exterior?
A: Our goal is to save you both time and money. That is why we recommend not refacing the interior of your cabinets, because, when full, there is actually very little surface exposed. However, in places where you are using glass doors, we can use our high quality hardwood veneers to reface these interior surfaces.
Q: Will I need to purchase hardware?
A: If you would like new knobs or drawer pulls, we can assist in the selection of these items. We will professionally install them for a reasonable fee.
Q: If existing hinges are removed, what will be done to the screw holes?
A: If necessary, we will fill and repair existing hinge holes prior to refacing the surface.
Q: Do you repair drawer boxes?
A: Yes. If the existing drawer slides are in good working order, we will only replace the drawer fronts. However, if the drawer slides need repair or the drawer box is worn, we can replace them with new drawer slides and boxes. It is more cost effective to replace these items than to repair them.
Q: What accessories do you offer?
A: In addition to new cabinet doors and drawers, we offer:
- Crown molding and accents
- New drawer boxes and slides
- False doors, wainscot or beadboard on end panels of cabinets
- Cabinet pullout trays, organizers and garbage bins
Q: Do I have to replace the countertops before the cabinets are refaced?
A: There is no need to replace the countertops to reface your kitchen or bath cabinets. If you are planning to have new countertops installed, we recommend you replace the countertops while your custom cabinet doors and drawers are being made.
Q: Do I need to move anything before the technicians arrive?
A: We suggest you clear your countertops, empty your drawer boxes and remove anything blocking a cabinet door. However, you do not have to remove the contents of your cabinets as long as they do not extend beyond the face frame.
Q: Will there be any odor or dust?
A: No harsh chemicals are used our cabinet refacing process. This means no significant dust or odors for you and your kitchen or bath. More importantly, your home will be returned to a clean condition for your use at the end of each working day.
Q: Can other rooms of the house be refaced?
A: Cabinet Refacing is not solely for your kitchen. In fact, many rooms of your home can receive the benefit of cabinet refacing such as your laundry room, bathroom, home office, and bedroom.