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Sizes are generally restricted to a range of standard industry sizes beginning at nine inches and increasing by three inch intervals up to the maximum forty eight inches. So, if your dimensions fall outside of the three inch increments there will be gaps. Filler strips are used to close these gaps usually between the cabinet and an appliance or wall. The more fillers needed, the more wasted space you will have. Semi custom cabinetry also follows the industry size format and uses fillers or trim to close gaps.
If you decide to do the refacing work yourself, there is a good deal of preparation involved. As in many home remodeling projects, the prep work is more time consuming, but just as important, as the actual work. Get organized. Remove all of the kitchen doors and label them, so that when it is time to return the doors, you will know where they belong. Remove all the hinges and handles, setting them aside and putting your screws in a small container so that you will not lose them. Get clean. No matter how meticulous you keep your kitchen, your cabinets are going to need a thorough cleaning before you begin the refacing process. After an initial cleaning with a general cleaning solution, follow up with paint thinner or denatured alcohol. This will cut through the greasy residue that everyone's cabinets accumulate. The residue will be particularly noticeable where the hinges and pulls were located. To clean the cabinets effectively, scrub a small area at a time with your cleaning product and a piece of steel wool. Immediately wipe the area dry with a clean paper towel. Repair. Once you have the cabinets and doors thoroughly clean, you can repair any dings or dents that they have developed over their life. Use wood putty to fill the damaged area and then sand lightly. After all of your repair work is complete, it is time to clean again. Clean some more. As you fill and sand the cabinets, you stir up dust. This dust will prevent the veneer from sticking to the surface of the cabinet. After all of your repair work is complete, wipe the cabinet again, and follow with a tacky cloth, which should remove the last traces of dust from the cabinets. Apply the veneer. The actual process of applying the wood grain veneer is simple, but you must take your time. It is easier to do if you have someone to help you. The veneer backing is very sticky, and if you make a mistake putting it on your cabinets, it is very difficult to move. Reassembly time. Once the wood grain veneer is on the cabinets, you are ready to replace the doors. If you numbered the doors before you removed them, this should be a relatively simple process. Final Touches. To polish off the look of your new kitchen, add new handles and door pulls. If your cabinets had door pulls and handles, replacing them is a simple process. If your cabinets did not have them, measure carefully and mark all of your drawers and doors before drilling the holes. Now stand back and admire your handiwork. Your new kitchen is sure to receive rave reviews.Ikea Cabinets Kitchen Planner-getting That Extra Help
Of course, having a spotless exterior to your cabinet becomes redundant if the products and shelves inside are covered in dust, so you should also remember to clean the interior thoroughly on a regular basis.How To Choose A Beautiful Curio Cabinet To Display Your Valuables
While this entire process from start to finish can take a few weeks if it is necessary to custom build your doors and drawer fronts, the actual time to disassemble and reinstall your new features can easily be accomplished in one or two days by a competent cabinet refacing company. As with any home improvement project, take the time to do some research, get up to three estimates from quality professionals and I am sure you will find that laminate cabinet refacing will provide you with a quality product that serves the needs of you and your family for many years to come.
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