This project was in an older home in the Betton Hills area of Tallahassee. The original cabinets in this kitchen were a brown maple with recessed panel and rope molding. It definitely looked dated but more importantly the hinges and drawer slides were worn out and the cabinet doors were scratched and dull.
The layout of the kitchen was great and they has some nice granite counter tops that were still in good shape. This kitchen was a perfect candidate for a cabinet refacing!
The homeowner chose white shaker style cabinet doors, a classic look that will last a long time. The original cabinets were quite dark so adding white cabinet doors and drawers would also really brighten up the kitchen. The knobs and drawer pulls they chose were simple in keeping with the shaker style.
In addition to a standard refacing the homeowner also decided to convert one of her base cabinets into a bank of drawers, a popular choice these days. Drawers make for great storage for just about anything in the kitchen as they add full access to the entire storage space.
Like all our projects this one started with laying out drop cloths to protect the floors and counter tops. Then the existing drawers and doors were removed and the cabinet boxes lightly sanded. That made for a short day and we were clean up and out of there by 3 pm. The next day we glued on new white panels to the existing cabinet boxes and ends. We also install new drawer boxes and slides as part of their drawer conversion.
On Wednesday the crown molding, toe kick, corner trim and scribe were installed. Thursday the new doors and drawer fronts were installed and the cabinets were cleaned and touched up. Finally on Friday the drawer and door pulls were installed and final adjustments made.
McManus Cabinet Refacing