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A Good Cabinet is a Terrible Thing to Waste

by Debbie Wilson

So your kitchen cabinets are well-made and still sturdy, but cosmetically worn and torn. Rather than paying good money to replace your cabinets, think about having them refinished. Whether you decide to do it yourself or hire a professional, many options are available that can provide a dramatic change and not break the bank.

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Cabinet Refinishing

In many cases, a little cosmetic attention in the form of cabinet refinishing can go a long way. Several types of refinishing materials are available including veneer and edge banding, trim and crown molding, painting, refinishing, and you can also update the hardware.

Veneer and Edge Banding

Today, pressure sensitive veneer is a popular choice for both kitchen and bathroom cabinet updates. Veneer comes in a variety of wood colors and finishes to complement almost any design plan. Veneer is applied to fiberboard cabinetry, while edge banding helps to cover exposed edges.

Trim/Crown Molding

Trim and crown molding can give your refinished cabinet a professional look by adding dimension and a look of quality craftsmanship. The trim can be painted or stained to match the veneer.

Painting/Refinishing

Updating your cabinets with a fresh coat of paint or stain can give them a crisp new look for a fraction of the cost of replacing them. Be sure to prep cabinet doors and drawers or enlist the help of a professional to help you tackle these projects. It takes time to achieve quality results, but it's worth it.

Updated Hardware

New cabinet hardware can make the difference between a modern, updated look and old, tired cabinets. Select distinctive knobs, bars, and pulls that compliments your current style and space.

With a little veneer, trim, paint, or hardware, your kitchen cabinets can look brand new. And this great new look doesn't have to break your remodeling budget. Check it out today!


About the Author

Debbie Wilson owns and operates a lakeside resort. Her previous experience includes profitability consulting for a national healthcare company. Debbie holds a B.A. in Business Management with a minor in Physical Education.

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