One of the most important parts of a kitchen remodel is the kitchen cabinet. Homeowners want to always make sure their cabinets are living up to the latest kitchen renovations. However, remodeling can cost a lot of money. Cabinets are not cheap. Here are some good idea for making the cabinet seem new for less.
The simplest way to make the old cabinet appear new again is to paint it. Painting takes less time. You don’t even have to change the color unless you want to. Just re-coating it will make things look brighter.
Maybe you want the cabinets to look a bit more flashy. For this, go to your hardware store, or home improvement outlet. Look into some new hardware for your cabinet. Hardware can be hinges, knobs, and handles.
Choose what you think will go best with your new kitchen’s theme. Take your time. This process can cost a little bit more than painting, but the benefits will outweigh the price. It is important choose wisely.
Another cost effective method for refurbishing and old cabinet is to reface it. This process takes away every bit of paint, dirt, or ding the cabinetry has suffered, making it appear fresh. It gives you a fresh pallet to work with. This project can take as little as a day to complete, depending on the cabinet size.
Step one is paint stripping. Use paint thinner, or an actual stripper. All of these things are found in your local stores where you buy paint other painting supplies. The next part of the process sanding.
Sanding will take a little bit longer, if you want it done right. The most effective sanding method is to buy a power sander. The purpose of sanding is to smooth out the wood. It also takes out chemicals and dirt. Dings and dents are removed in this process, making the wood very smooth, and easy to work with.
Now that your cabinet is sanded, it’s time to move on to the final step. You will need to make yet another decision. Re-staining it is going be to the most cost efficient solution. Most individuals like the look of natural wood, so they will use this method.
Others opt to give it a lacquer, polyurethane look. They will stain the cabinet, and then varnish it. This will give it a shine. This costs the most out of the painting options. No matter what you decide to do with your new kitchen cabinet, now that it is refurbished, it is sure to be the talk of the renovation.