Frequently Asked Questions About Refacing

 

 

 

Q: How long will a typical reface job take?

A: Average sized kitchens are done in 3 to 5 daysto complete. If yours is an oversized kitchen or if there are a lot of modifications or additions, the project could go to the 6th or 7th day.

 

Q: As an end product, do refaced cabinets actually look brand new?

A: By using a high-quality product and master installers, yes, they will look brand new. We use 1/4" color matched wood for all end panels and a furniture grade wood veneer (DuraBack) on all face frames. Once your cabinet boxes have a new "skin" we install solid wood custom doors, drawer fronts, hardware and molding. As an option, we can add new drawer boxes and pull out trays.

 

Q: What is the difference between Refacing and Refinishing?

A: With Refacing you can change from one wood species and stain color to another. If you don’t like oak you can change it to Cherry or any one of our 13 domestic wood species. We offer 30+ standard stain colors and can also do custom stains.  Change the door and drawer front style for an updated look. If layout changes are made by adding new cabinets, pantries or islands, all cabinets will look exactly the same after refacing. Refinishing will cost a little less than refacing if done properly. Even though the stain can be somewhat changed, the reality is that all you end up with is a shiny kitchen with the same outdated style. Refinishing and Repainting cabinets do not add value to your home. Realtors consider these the band-aid approach to remodeling.

 

Q: Do you come to our home to give us ideas?

A: Yes, we offer free in-home design consultations. I will bring sample doors for you to inspect. It is important for you to collect pictures from magazines or the web so we can have a rough idea of your style and color preferences. Together, we will design our new kitchen, finalize your choices and prepare a written proposal and a firm price.

 

Q: How much will it cost to remodel my kitchen?

A. The price for a new kitchen will be affected by the size of your kitchen, what features you want to  include, structural changes, modifications, wood species and the door style chosen.  We can help to determine your investment based on your needs and wants, then help you add or subtract options based on your budget.

 

Q: How much can I save by refacing instead of replacing my cabinets?

A: You will save from 25% to 50% by refacing versus purchasing new cabinets. If you replace the cabinets you will need to install a new countertop and backsplash. If the  new cabinets do not have the same footprint, the floor will have to be replaced. If a wall or the sink is moved you will need a plumber and electrician. A complete tear out will leave you without the use of your kitchen for a longer period of time. We complete our process in about a week and the kitchen can still be used during the process.

 

Q: Do you offer financing?

A: 100% financing is offered through LightStream, a division of Truist. They partner with over 25,000 home improvement contractors in all 50 states. Finance one or more projects. The funds are deposited directly into your account. They offer low rates and a fast paperless process. No equity required. Instant approvals in most cases. Programs for most credit ratings.

 

Q: What kind of warranty do you offer?

A. We offer a 2 year "no hassle" warranty on installations. All of our door suppliers offer at least a 1 year warranty on their products.

 

Q: Do I have to remove everything from my cupboards for the reface installation?

A: Yes. We will also need a staging area cleared for material and tools.

 

Q: Will refacing mess up my countertop, flooring, tile, wallpaper, etc?

A: No. That is the beauty of refacing. We can work around all of those things.

 

Q: Will the material peel off?

A: No. Once this material is glued on it’s there to stay. You literally have to chisel it off.

 

Q: What about appliances?

A: If you decide on new appliances, we can modify your existing cabinets to accommodate different sizes. If the changes require plumbing or electrical work, we recommend that this be done by licensed professionals. If you would like a microwave above the stove we can modify the cabinet and install the unit.

 

Q: Do I have to replace my drawer boxes?

A: We can reuse the boxes if they are functional and have four sides. Sometimes the drawer front serves as the forth side. In this case they would have to be replaced. We need the fourth side to attach the new drawer front to. Several types of boxes and pull out trays available.

 

Q: What kind of finish do you use on your doors?

A: The finish is two coats of conversion varnish (solvent based). We use a catalyst as a hardener for a durable finish.

 

Q: Does the hardness of the wood matter?

A: While the hardness of the wood is a factor, I recommend to my clients that they focus on which wood they like best aesthetically. You may be disappointed in how your kitchen feels if you don’t love the look and choose solely based on durability.

 

Q: Are wood cutting boards safe?

A: Believe it or not, studies have shown that wood is the optimal choice for cutting board construction. even better than plastic. Research has shown that bacteria will thrive and multiply if not removed from plastic boards. Hand scrubbing with hot water and soap can clear microbes from the surfaces of new or used wood, but knife-scarred plastic boards are resistant to decontamination. Once the wood boards dry, the bacteria will die in about three minutes because they are deprived of water.

 

Q: How do I care for RTF?

A: Wash the cabinets with a sponge or cloth and a non-abrasive surface cleaner approved for vinyl. Use a soft, lint free, microfiber cloth to dry.

 

 

 

Q: Do you Reface Euro Style Frameless Cabinets?

A: Yes. Even though they have the tendency to "rack" they can usually be refaced. The racking, or twisting and warping, is caused by temperature changes as they are constructed with particle board or MDF and are not as strong as faced framed wooden cabinets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Refacing

 

 

 

Q: How long will a typical reface job take?

A: Average sized kitchens are done in 3 to 5 daysto complete. If yours is an oversized kitchen or if there are a lot of modifications or additions, the project could go to the 6th or 7th day.

 

Q: As an end product, do refaced cabinets actually look brand new?

A: By using a high-quality product and master installers, yes, they will look brand new. We use 1/4" color matched wood for all end panels and a furniture grade wood veneer (DuraBack) on all face frames. Once your cabinet boxes have a new "skin" we install solid wood custom doors, drawer fronts, hardware and molding. As an option, we can add new drawer boxes and pull out trays.

 

Q: What is the difference between Refacing and Refinishing?

A: With Refacing you can change from one wood species and stain color to another. If you don’t like oak you can change it to Cherry or any one of our 13 domestic wood species. We offer 30+ standard stain colors and can also do custom stains.  Change the door and drawer front style for an updated look. If layout changes are made by adding new cabinets, pantries or islands, all cabinets will look exactly the same after refacing. Refinishing will cost a little less than refacing if done properly. Even though the stain can be somewhat changed, the reality is that all you end up with is a shiny kitchen with the same outdated style. Refinishing and Repainting cabinets do not add value to your home. Realtors consider these the band-aid approach to remodeling.

 

Q: Do you come to our home to give us ideas?

A: Yes, we offer free in-home design consultations. I will bring sample doors for you to inspect. It is important for you to collect pictures from magazines or the web so we can have a rough idea of your style and color preferences. Together, we will design our new kitchen, finalize your choices and prepare a written proposal and a firm price.

 

Q: How much will it cost to remodel my kitchen?

A. The price for a new kitchen will be affected by the size of your kitchen, what features you want to  include, structural changes, modifications, wood species and the door style chosen.  We can help to determine your investment based on your needs and wants, then help you add or subtract options based on your budget.

 

Q: How much can I save by refacing instead of replacing my cabinets?

A: You will save from 25% to 50% by refacing versus purchasing new cabinets. If you replace the cabinets you will need to install a new countertop and backsplash. If the  new cabinets do not have the same footprint, the floor will have to be replaced. If a wall or the sink is moved you will need a plumber and electrician. A complete tear out will leave you without the use of your kitchen for a longer period of time. We complete our process in about a week and the kitchen can still be used during the process.

 

Q: Do you offer financing?

A: 100% financing is offered through LightStream, a division of Truist. They partner with over 25,000 home improvement contractors in all 50 states. Finance one or more projects. The funds are deposited directly into your account. They offer low rates and a fast paperless process. No equity required. Instant approvals in most cases. Programs for most credit ratings.

 

Q: What kind of warranty do you offer?

A. We offer a 2 year "no hassle" warranty on installations. All of our door suppliers offer at least a 1 year warranty on their products.

 

Q: Do I have to remove everything from my cupboards for the reface installation?

A: Yes. We will also need a staging area cleared for material and tools.

 

Q: Will refacing mess up my countertop, flooring, tile, wallpaper, etc?

A: No. That is the beauty of refacing. We can work around all of those things.

 

Q: Will the material peel off?

A: No. Once this material is glued on it’s there to stay. You literally have to chisel it off.

 

Q: What about appliances?

A: If you decide on new appliances, we can modify your existing cabinets to accommodate different sizes. If the changes require plumbing or electrical work, we recommend that this be done by licensed professionals. If you would like a microwave above the stove we can modify the cabinet and install the unit.

 

Q: Do I have to replace my drawer boxes?

A: We can reuse the boxes if they are functional and have four sides. Sometimes the drawer front serves as the forth side. In this case they would have to be replaced. We need the fourth side to attach the new drawer front to. Several types of boxes and pull out trays available.

 

Q: What kind of finish do you use on your doors?

A: The finish is two coats of conversion varnish (solvent based). We use a catalyst as a hardener for a durable finish.

 

Q: Does the hardness of the wood matter?

A: While the hardness of the wood is a factor, I recommend to my clients that they focus on which wood they like best aesthetically. You may be disappointed in how your kitchen feels if you don’t love the look and choose solely based on durability.

 

Q: Are wood cutting boards safe?

A: Believe it or not, studies have shown that wood is the optimal choice for cutting board construction. even better than plastic. Research has shown that bacteria will thrive and multiply if not removed from plastic boards. Hand scrubbing with hot water and soap can clear microbes from the surfaces of new or used wood, but knife-scarred plastic boards are resistant to decontamination. Once the wood boards dry, the bacteria will die in about three minutes because they are deprived of water.

 

Q: How do I care for RTF?

A: Wash the cabinets with a sponge or cloth and a non-abrasive surface cleaner approved for vinyl. Use a soft, lint free, microfiber cloth to dry.

 

 

 

Q: Do you Reface Euro Style Frameless Cabinets?

A: Yes. Even though they have the tendency to "rack" they can usually be refaced. The racking, or twisting and warping, is caused by temperature changes as they are constructed with particle board or MDF and are not as strong as faced framed wooden cabinets.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Refacing

 

 

 

Q: How long will a typical reface job take?

A: Average sized kitchens are done in 3 to 5 daysto complete. If yours is an oversized kitchen or if there are a lot of modifications or additions, the project could go to the 6th or 7th day.

 

Q: As an end product, do refaced cabinets actually look brand new?

A: By using a high-quality product and master installers, yes, they will look brand new. We use 1/4" color matched wood for all end panels and a furniture grade wood veneer (DuraBack) on all face frames. Once your cabinet boxes have a new "skin" we install solid wood custom doors, drawer fronts, hardware and molding. As an option, we can add new drawer boxes and pull out trays.

 

Q: What is the difference between Refacing and Refinishing?

A: With Refacing you can change from one wood species and stain color to another. If you don’t like oak you can change it to Cherry or any one of our 13 domestic wood species. We offer 30+ standard stain colors and can also do custom stains.  Change the door and drawer front style for an updated look. If layout changes are made by adding new cabinets, pantries or islands, all cabinets will look exactly the same after refacing. Refinishing will cost a little less than refacing if done properly. Even though the stain can be somewhat changed, the reality is that all you end up with is a shiny kitchen with the same outdated style. Refinishing and Repainting cabinets do not add value to your home. Realtors consider these the band-aid approach to remodeling.

 

Q: Do you come to our home to give us ideas?

A: Yes, we offer free in-home design consultations. I will bring sample doors for you to inspect. It is important for you to collect pictures from magazines or the web so we can have a rough idea of your style and color preferences. Together, we will design our new kitchen, finalize your choices and prepare a written proposal and a firm price.

 

Q: How much will it cost to remodel my kitchen?

A. The price for a new kitchen will be affected by the size of your kitchen, what features you want to  include, structural changes, modifications, wood species and the door style chosen.  We can help to determine your investment based on your needs and wants, then help you add or subtract options based on your budget.

 

Q: How much can I save by refacing instead of replacing my cabinets?

A: You will save from 25% to 50% by refacing versus purchasing new cabinets. If you replace the cabinets you will need to install a new countertop and backsplash. If the  new cabinets do not have the same footprint, the floor will have to be replaced. If a wall or the sink is moved you will need a plumber and electrician. A complete tear out will leave you without the use of your kitchen for a longer period of time. We complete our process in about a week and the kitchen can still be used during the process.

 

Q: Do you offer financing?

A: 100% financing is offered through LightStream, a division of Truist. They partner with over 25,000 home improvement contractors in all 50 states. Finance one or more projects. The funds are deposited directly into your account. They offer low rates and a fast paperless process. No equity required. Instant approvals in most cases. Programs for most credit ratings.

 

Q: What kind of warranty do you offer?

A. We offer a 2 year "no hassle" warranty on installations. All of our door suppliers offer at least a 1 year warranty on their products.

 

Q: Do I have to remove everything from my cupboards for the reface installation?

A: Yes. We will also need a staging area cleared for material and tools.

 

Q: Will refacing mess up my countertop, flooring, tile, wallpaper, etc?

A: No. That is the beauty of refacing. We can work around all of those things.

 

Q: Will the material peel off?

A: No. Once this material is glued on it’s there to stay. You literally have to chisel it off.

 

Q: What about appliances?

A: If you decide on new appliances, we can modify your existing cabinets to accommodate different sizes. If the changes require plumbing or electrical work, we recommend that this be done by licensed professionals. If you would like a microwave above the stove we can modify the cabinet and install the unit.

 

Q: Do I have to replace my drawer boxes?

A: We can reuse the boxes if they are functional and have four sides. Sometimes the drawer front serves as the forth side. In this case they would have to be replaced. We need the fourth side to attach the new drawer front to. Several types of boxes and pull out trays available.

 

Q: What kind of finish do you use on your doors?

A: The finish is two coats of conversion varnish (solvent based). We use a catalyst as a hardener for a durable finish.

 

Q: Does the hardness of the wood matter?

A: While the hardness of the wood is a factor, I recommend to my clients that they focus on which wood they like best aesthetically. You may be disappointed in how your kitchen feels if you don’t love the look and choose solely based on durability.

 

Q: Are wood cutting boards safe?

A: Believe it or not, studies have shown that wood is the optimal choice for cutting board construction. even better than plastic. Research has shown that bacteria will thrive and multiply if not removed from plastic boards. Hand scrubbing with hot water and soap can clear microbes from the surfaces of new or used wood, but knife-scarred plastic boards are resistant to decontamination. Once the wood boards dry, the bacteria will die in about three minutes because they are deprived of water.

 

Q: How do I care for RTF?

A: Wash the cabinets with a sponge or cloth and a non-abrasive surface cleaner approved for vinyl. Use a soft, lint free, microfiber cloth to dry.

 

 

 

Q: Do you Reface Euro Style Frameless Cabinets?

A: Yes. Even though they have the tendency to "rack" they can usually be refaced. The racking, or twisting and warping, is caused by temperature changes as they are constructed with particle board or MDF and are not as strong as faced framed wooden cabinets.

 

LICENSED BONDED INSURED

Frequently Asked Questions About Refacing

 

 

 

Q: How long will a typical reface job take?

A: Average sized kitchens are done in 3 to 5 daysto complete. If yours is an oversized kitchen or if there are a lot of modifications or additions, the project could go to the 6th or 7th day.

 

Q: As an end product, do refaced cabinets actually look brand new?

A: By using a high-quality product and master installers, yes, they will look brand new. We use 1/4" color matched wood for all end panels and a furniture grade wood veneer (DuraBack) on all face frames. Once your cabinet boxes have a new "skin" we install solid wood custom doors, drawer fronts, hardware and molding. As an option, we can add new drawer boxes and pull out trays.

 

Q: What is the difference between Refacing and Refinishing?

A: With Refacing you can change from one wood species and stain color to another. If you don’t like oak you can change it to Cherry or any one of our 13 domestic wood species. We offer 30+ standard stain colors and can also do custom stains.  Change the door and drawer front style for an updated look. If layout changes are made by adding new cabinets, pantries or islands, all cabinets will look exactly the same after refacing. Refinishing will cost a little less than refacing if done properly. Even though the stain can be somewhat changed, the reality is that all you end up with is a shiny kitchen with the same outdated style. Refinishing and Repainting cabinets do not add value to your home. Realtors consider these the band-aid approach to remodeling.

 

Q: Do you come to our home to give us ideas?

A: Yes, we offer free in-home design consultations. I will bring sample doors for you to inspect. It is important for you to collect pictures from magazines or the web so we can have a rough idea of your style and color preferences. Together, we will design our new kitchen, finalize your choices and prepare a written proposal and a firm price.

 

Q: How much will it cost to remodel my kitchen?

A. The price for a new kitchen will be affected by the size of your kitchen, what features you want to  include, structural changes, modifications, wood species and the door style chosen.  We can help to determine your investment based on your needs and wants, then help you add or subtract options based on your budget.

 

Q: How much can I save by refacing instead of replacing my cabinets?

A: You will save from 25% to 50% by refacing versus purchasing new cabinets. If you replace the cabinets you will need to install a new countertop and backsplash. If the  new cabinets do not have the same footprint, the floor will have to be replaced. If a wall or the sink is moved you will need a plumber and electrician. A complete tear out will leave you without the use of your kitchen for a longer period of time. We complete our process in about a week and the kitchen can still be used during the process.

 

Q: Do you offer financing?

A: 100% financing is offered through LightStream, a division of Truist. They partner with over 25,000 home improvement contractors in all 50 states. Finance one or more projects. The funds are deposited directly into your account. They offer low rates and a fast paperless process. No equity required. Instant approvals in most cases. Programs for most credit ratings.

 

Q: What kind of warranty do you offer?

A. We offer a 2 year "no hassle" warranty on installations. All of our door suppliers offer at least a 1 year warranty on their products.

 

Q: Do I have to remove everything from my cupboards for the reface installation?

A: Yes. We will also need a staging area cleared for material and tools.

 

Q: Will refacing mess up my countertop, flooring, tile, wallpaper, etc?

A: No. That is the beauty of refacing. We can work around all of those things.

 

Q: Will the material peel off?

A: No. Once this material is glued on it’s there to stay. You literally have to chisel it off.

 

Q: What about appliances?

A: If you decide on new appliances, we can modify your existing cabinets to accommodate different sizes. If the changes require plumbing or electrical work, we recommend that this be done by licensed professionals. If you would like a microwave above the stove we can modify the cabinet and install the unit.

 

Q: Do I have to replace my drawer boxes?

A: We can reuse the boxes if they are functional and have four sides. Sometimes the drawer front serves as the forth side. In this case they would have to be replaced. We need the fourth side to attach the new drawer front to. Several types of boxes and pull out trays available.

 

Q: What kind of finish do you use on your doors?

A: The finish is two coats of conversion varnish (solvent based). We use a catalyst as a hardener for a durable finish.

 

Q: Does the hardness of the wood matter?

A: While the hardness of the wood is a factor, I recommend to my clients that they focus on which wood they like best aesthetically. You may be disappointed in how your kitchen feels if you don’t love the look and choose solely based on durability.

 

Q: Are wood cutting boards safe?

A: Believe it or not, studies have shown that wood is the optimal choice for cutting board construction. even better than plastic. Research has shown that bacteria will thrive and multiply if not removed from plastic boards. Hand scrubbing with hot water and soap can clear microbes from the surfaces of new or used wood, but knife-scarred plastic boards are resistant to decontamination. Once the wood boards dry, the bacteria will die in about three minutes because they are deprived of water.

 

Q: How do I care for RTF?

A: Wash the cabinets with a sponge or cloth and a non-abrasive surface cleaner approved for vinyl. Use a soft, lint free, microfiber cloth to dry.

 

 

 

Q: Do you Reface Euro Style Frameless Cabinets?

A: Yes. Even though they have the tendency to "rack" they can usually be refaced. The racking, or twisting and warping, is caused by temperature changes as they are constructed with particle board or MDF and are not as strong as faced framed wooden cabinets.