When your kitchen is the heart of the home, where everyone comes together to prepare meals, cook and dine, it can become plagued with wear and tear over time. A complete kitchen renovation may not be in the cards for you now, but kitchen cabinet refacing can be a cost-effective way to make a significant impact. 

If you have high-quality and still functional cabinets that need a little bit of love to repair fading, chips or peeling, replacing kitchen cabinet doors is a quick and budget-friendly project. 

When Should You Replace Kitchen Cabinet Doors

When we use our kitchens everyday, it can be hard to notice damage that occurs over time. Taking stock of the condition of your cabinets includes checking for: 

  • Scratches, cracks, dents, or chips
  • Stains, marks, or discolouration
  • Damage to hinges or hardware
  • Warped wood
  • Moisture or heat damage, water marks or peeling paint

Even if you are on top of issues in your kitchen, damage is bound to happen over time. If you have plenty of natural light, even sun exposure can cause discolouration, and with Calgary being one of the sunniest cities in Canada, that is common here. 

When your cabinets begin to show their age, or there is excessive damage, it could be time to replace your kitchen cabinet doors. 

Refreshing Your Kitchen on a Budget

There are many ways to refresh your kitchen on a budget to improve your kitchen without the price tag or time of a major renovation. Refacing your kitchen allows you to modify or add more cabinets, convert microwave shelves to cabinets, and create a uniform look and feel in your kitchen. Increasing the resale value of your home has never been easier. 

A Step-by-step Guide to Replacing Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Step One: Measure Your Kitchen Cabinet Doors

  • Before shopping, measure your kitchen doors and cabinets.
  • Start at one end and move clockwise. Measure each unit’s height, width, and depth, writing measurements in millimetres.
  • Measure from the back, especially for decorated doors.

Step Two: Order Your New Cabinet Doors

  • Find your inspiration and order your new cabinet doors
  • Match door sizes with available options.
  • Choose your design, add it to your cart, and checkout.

Step Three: Door Fitting Preparation

  • Remove the current doors and lay them flat.
  • Place new doors next to old ones.
  • Mark hinge hole positions on new doors.
  • Drill hinge holes on marked spots.

Step Four: Drawer Fitting

  • If you have drawers, repeat the door process for drawer fronts.

Step Five: Balance Doors

  • Adjust doors so they align correctly.
  • Adjust hinges to move doors up, down, in, out, left, or right as needed.

Step Six: Handle Placement

  • Put low-tack masking tape where the handles will be.
  • Draw lines on tape to mark handle placement.
  • Make sure each handle’s distance from the door edge is consistent.

Step Seven: Attach Handles

  • Drill holes where marked.
  • Use a halfway drilling technique to avoid damage.
  • Attach handles using screws, tightening by hand.

Remember, accurate measurement and patience are key! Always double-check before drilling or making permanent changes.

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Doors Supplied by Custom Roll-Out Drawers

Refacing your cabinets can quickly transform the appearance of your kitchen. During refacing, you replace the doors, drawer fronts, external components, and hardware with a fresh colour and design. 

We offer many solutions for your cabinet needs, including beautiful new kitchen cabinet doors that we can order for you to install yourself. Choose from our modern selection of affordable cabinets and transform your kitchen while feeling like a do-it-yourself pro. 

Leave Your Kitchen Cabinet Door Refacing in the Hands of the Pros

If you’re not one for DIY projects, we can also take care of the job from start to finish. At Custom Roll-out Drawers, we make replacing your kitchen cabinet doors in Calgary a breeze. First, we arrange a virtual design or in-home consultation based on your preference. Once we know all the project details, we send you a design for approval. We will visit your home for a final measurement and provide an install date. 

During the installation, you’ll see your new kitchen come to life without doing any work. Once the project is complete, you can enjoy your beautiful refaced cabinets with an impressive warranty for years to come. Learn everything you need to know about kitchen cabinet refacing in Calgary here.

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