Replacing oak cabinetry for an updated look tops the wish list for many people seeking to remodel an older home. Standard construction in the 80’s and 90’s, oak cabinets now look dull, grain-heavy, and uninspired. To erase an unwanted grain pattern and achieve today’s popular, smoother surfaces, cabinet resurfacing is an effective technique. Temecula, CA, kitchen contractor Patrick Wehr offers resurfacing, refinishing and refacing services that can transform your kitchen, bathroom, and more.
At Pat’s Custom Cabinetry, we can help you turn an eyesore into the pride and centerpiece of your home. Resurfacing or refacing will eliminate distracting texture and provide the gleaming, painted (or stained) finish of your choice. What's more, these techniques allow you to keep existing cabinet structures to spare the expense (and unnecessary waste) of brand new cabinetry/countertops.
KITCHEN CABINET REMODELING OPTIONS
Standard kitchen refinishing processes cannot entirely mask the appearance of underlying oak grain. With cabinet refacing and resurfacing, doors and drawer fronts are replaced, and your existing cabinet boxes (frames, side and end panels) are transformed to match the new doors/drawers. All exterior surfaces are visually rejuvenated to give you the look you desire.
ABOUT CABINET RESURFACING
For kitchen cabinet resurfacing, unwanted grain is concealed with one or more materials, such as "bondo," wood filler or spackling compound. The multi-step process of filling and hand-sanding effectively mutes the appearance of the wood grain, creating a smoother surface for paint application.
Patrick has perfected the cabinet resurfacing technique, achieving results many other wood-working professionals cannot duplicate. While not 100 percent invisible, the wood grain will be much less noticeable after this process. The addition of brand new doors and drawer fronts completes the transformation, providing an end result that exceeds expectations for many customers.
THE REFACING PROCESS
Our cabinet refacing process is completed with the following steps:
From start to finish, cabinet refacing usually takes about three weeks. You can expect to retain full use of your kitchen and home for most of this time period. The bulk of the work, finishing new doors and drawer fronts, takes place offsite, in our Temecula shop.
Our refacing customers select from several species of wood veneers. Your best choice depends upon your chosen finish -- paint or stain. The most commonly used options for refacing projects include:
REFRESH TIMEWORN CABINETRY
Whether resurfacing or refacing cabinets, you can give your home a modernizing facelift while preserving existing cabinetry casings and countertops. This is an optimal way to achieve the look of a brand new, custom kitchen with minimal material waste.