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How to Reface Your Cabinets

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How Cabinet Refacing Works

You take the measurements, choose the best option for your project, and order your new cabinet doors and accessories. We will manufacture your cabinets and ship them to you. Once they’ve arrived, you can install them at your leisure.

The simple steps to follow

Here is how to install your new cabinets and, at the bottom of the page, how to measure to get exactly what you need.

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Removal of Doors, Valances and Mouldings

Empty your cabinets and use a drill to unscrew the hinges and all other hardware holding your drawers, valences, molding and cabinet doors in place.

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Add paneling to the outside of your cabinet boxes. Use quick grips to hold the panels in place without damaging the finish. Only then, screw them on.

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Now add the veneer to the frame of the boxes. Organize the veneers by height and start with the longest sections first. Add masking tape to protect already installed finished surfaces and glue the veneer in place. Aim for an even, moderate amount of adhesive. There are many tips and tricks to this process, see our videos for full details.

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Install of Valances, Moldings & Accessories

Add light valances, molding, and other accessories before you start on the doors.

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Cabinet Door Installation

First, add all of the hinges to the door you’re working on. Refer to your guide and install each door in order. Start by adding one screw to the top hinge and then the first screw to the lower hinge when attaching to the cabinet box. Add the other screws after. You can still adjust the hinges after all of the doors are installed.

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Drawer Front Installation

Now install the drawer fronts. Start from the bottom and work your way up.

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Handle Installation

The handles are the last thing you should install. Get started today.

Step-by-Step Videos

We have very detailed instructions so that you don’t get lost in the process. Check out our videos. We suggest that you watch them all the way through before you get started.

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How to Measure

First, measure the width and height of the back of the door. Verify that the hinges are 3.5 inches from the top or the bottom of the door. If they are not, indicate their placement in your notes so we can add our hinge holes in the right spot for you. These are just the basics. Get more information on how to measure in our complete measuring guide.
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Download our measuring guide


Yes, with some measuring, we can send you a bank of three drawers to fit where you have double doors.

Yes, measure the length of every side of the perimeter of the cabinets and add two or so inches for cutting convenience.

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQs page. Don’t see the answer you are looking for? Contact us today, we would be happy to help.

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