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We Provide The Following Services:
Cabinet Refacing: This is a 3 to 5 Day Project
1. Enclose the kitchen with plastic walls to contain dust.
2. Protect the floor and countertop.
3. Remove old doors and drawer fronts and haul away.
4. Make all modifications, additions and repairs and sand cabinets.
5. Install color matched ¼” real wood on all end panels.
6. Install durable furniture grade real wood veneer (DuraBack) to all face frames.
7. Install new drawer boxes and pull out trays (Option).
8. Reinstall appliances and accessories moved to complete the process.
9. Install custom solid wood doors with hidden hinges and matching drawer fronts.
10. Install crown and base molding.
11. Install handles and knobs.
12. We clean up at the end of each work day so that the kitchen can be used during the project. Our tools are left in place. Final clean up at completion.
* We “reskin” the cabinet boxes with whatever domestic wood species you prefer. You can change the color and door style and add options to make the kitchen more user friendly. We offer 50+ Door Styles and 50+ Stain Colors in 16 wood species. Rigid Thermo Foil (RTF) products are also offered.
Cabinet Redooring/Refronting: This is a 1 to 2 Day Process
Redooring or Refronting are terms used in our industry when only the doors and drawer fronts are being replaced on a cabinet. If the cabinet boxes are still in good shape this is an environmentally and budget friendly option, as less material ends up in a landfill, and a cost effective alternative to refacing or total cabinet replacement.
1. Remove old doors and drawer fronts and haul away.
2. Clean cabinets with an eco-friendly cleaner.
3. Install custom made color matched doors in the same wood species. 50+ Door Styles. RTF doors in solid colors are also offered.
4. Install new drawer boxes and pull out trays. (Option).
5. Install new drawer fronts.
6. Install handles and knobs.
Change the kitchen layout by reusing all or part of your existing cabinets. Add new cabinets of your own design. Add a pantry, bookcases, shelves or even an island if room allows. Once the old and new cabinets are refaced the exteriors look exactly the same. Our cabinets are made in the USA. NO formaldehyde.
1. Modify the cabinet above and next to the refrigerator to allow for a taller/wider unit. The new refrigerators are now made larger.
2. Modify the cabinet above the stove and add a microwave.
3. Modify the oven cabinet to allow for a different sized unit or add a built-in microwave.
4. Modify a base cabinet and replace two doors with two heavy pan drawer boxes.
5. Add pull out trays and other accessories to make the kitchen more user friendly.
Paint Grade Doors (Redoor):
If you decide you want to paint the cabinets boxes yourself or have them done professionally, we can do a Redoor with color matched Paint Grade Doors. We use a hardener in our process so that the doors are more durable. We also offer Rigid Thermo Foil doors in several solid colors if you are looking for a more affordable option. We will provide the color code.
Remodeling Magazine 2016 Cost vs Value Report.
Once again, the best performing Kitchen and Bath project was Minor Kitchen Remodel, which includes new appliances and countertops, and a facelift for existing cabinets. At $21,899 (average cost), it is not the least expensive K&B project, but it offers a lot of bang for the buck. The national average cost for refacing is from $7000 to $9000 for a 200 square foot kitchen with 30 lineal feet of cabinets. The average ROI (return on investment) in the greater Seattle area at resale was 104.3%, according to a study done by Home and Garden Magazine.
We DO NOT offer the following services:
Cabinet Painting: No painting services. Painting is considered a band-aid approach to remodeling by most Realtors. It does not add any value to your home.
Cabinet Repairs: We are not set up to do repairs or patch work.
Cabinet Refinishing: This process can take up to 10 days if done properly.
1. Remove old doors and drawer fronts and remove hardware.
2. Take removable parts to the shop for processing.
3. Strip off old stain, sand, re-stain and add finish.
4. The same process is used on site to refinish the cabinet boxes. There are harsh chemicals involved with this method.
5. Reinstall hardware, doors and drawer fronts.
6. Although this method will cost a little less than Refacing you will not have the option to update the style or change to a lighter or more desirable color.
Cabinet Restoration/Reconditioning: This is a 1 day project.
1. Wipe cabinets clean.
2. Hand rub a matching stain color onto the wood. Doors drawer fronts and hinges are not removed for this quick fix.
3. Spray 1 to 3 coats of clear varnish. Fans are set up by the exit door to suck out the residue. No masking or tarping is done. You can go with a darker stain color or have the cabinets whitewashed. This is a 2 day project. In this case, masking and tarping are done.
Cabinet Door Resurfacing: A 3 to 5 day project.
This process only works with euro-style flat doors with edge banded square edges.
1. Remove old laminate and edge banding.
2. Sand doors to remove old adhesive.
3. Install new laminate with fresh glue on flat surfaces.
4. Install color matched edge banding.
5. Reinstall doors and drawer fronts.
* Some of our new products may cost less, depending on labor costs to resurface.
Complete Remodel (Tearout): All cabinets are removed and new ones are installed. You will need to install a new countertop and backsplash and replace the flooring if the layout footprint is not the same. The kitchen will need repainting. If the location of the sink is changed or if a wall is moved you will need a plumber and an electrician. Don’t forget the permits. This process will normally cost 30 to 50% more than Refacing and you will be left without the use of your kitchen for a longer period of time. The only time it makes sense to do a tear out is if you move the location of the sink, move a wall or if your cabinets are beyond repair. If you move a wall you may also need permits and an architect.
Call 253-381-3935 for a free estimate and in-home design consultation. Thanks, Rick Mascarenas
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