In many houses, the kitchen is the heart of the home. And in many kitchens, the cabinets make a huge impact in the space. These convenient storage receptacles hold dishes, pots and pans, and so much more. As beautiful and helpful as cabinets are, over time they can lose their beauty and start to decline in appearance. Not only that but being such an important part of the kitchen, old, worn out cabinets can make the space look dated, no matter how much you try to make it look great. When replacing cabinets isn’t an option, cabinet refinishing is a smart choice. Read on to learn more about this option and how it can give you a brand new space.
Ryan Rogers of Phoenix Cabinet Refinishing says you need to make decisions “First of all, you will want to decide exactly what you want done to your cabinets. Do you want them to look like they did when they were brand new or do you want a whole new look? Do yo want to try painted cabinets? Or maybe you want something darker or lighter? No matter what you want, you will have to make a decision, which may be the most challenging part. Still can’t decide? Look online for ideas, check out home magazines, or visit model homes to see the latest trends and all the various possibilities.”
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Next, decide who will do the cabinet refinishing. Will you do it yourself, or will you hire someone to do it for you? If you are interested in trying it yourself, talk with others who have performed the task of cabinet refinishing, find a helpful book, watch videos, or do what you need to find the necessary information. When you purchase the appropriate products, make sure they are meant for cabinets or created to withhold a lot of use.
Once the decisions have been made, go ahead and clean out your cabinets. Find a safe place to store all your items where they will need to reside out of the cabinets until the job is complete. You will also want to wash the inside and outside of your cabinets. If they are real dusty, use your vacuum to start the cleaning. After that, wipe them down, inside and out, with soap and water. Before starting any work, allow the cabinets to dry completely.
New cabinets aren’t always necessary. Sometimes a good paint or stain job will create a new look you can appreciate for many more years.