Okay. So your main goal is to give your kitchen cabinets a face lift and an impressive update after almost a decade of being exposed to the same look and design. One thing you should be happy about is that you picked a high-quality wood that has not yet withered up to this day. That means you did a great choice in the past, and it’s only right to make another right decision at present. Now you are in a dilemma of choosing whether you will avail of the cabinet refacing services provided by a construction company in your region or just doing the whole thing by yourself.
If you would ask me what my personal take on this is, I will gladly tell you. Doing things by yourself is actually a nice idea especially if you want to cut the budget you will spend for the services to be rendered by professionals. In addition, doing things by yourself also allows you to unleash an artistic side of you because you will have to trust no one but you and your creative and technical instincts combined. There are downsides in doing cabinet refacing by yourself, however, that will somehow make you feel hesitant in big or small ways about practically doing a DIY.
1. So you have a goal right? You want to make your kitchen cabinets look more attractive and timely. Suppose you have that clear vision in mind, the questions is, does it match the clarity and level of what your hands can produce? Doing certain projects by yourself is a good thing, however, it is not necessarily advisable that it is done by everyone. Cabinet refacing is a learned skill many professionals have practiced and observed for many years. It is almost like a work of art. It’s a given, everyone can paint with a canvass and a paint brush, but not everyone can do it well. Let’s leave it like that.
2. The reason why many people commit themselves to having kitchen cabinet refacing is that it is genuinely practical and convenient. Instead of tearing off old cabinets away to the landfill, the said kitchen construction project puts everything in place. The thing is, cabinet coverings are the only ones that are touched. Meaning to say, the internal parts of cabinets remain as is, while the external parts are the ones being repaired to look better. Now, here’s where the problem comes in. If you are going to do the project by yourself, you’ll have to be dealing with measurements regarding the set of veneers you need to adhere to the platforms. Although it is only an unlikely possibility, doing the refacing alone might take a toll on the overestimation or underestimation of the sheets that you will buy. It’s still good to seek help from someone who knows better.
3. Lastly, since the project is done to make your house – especially your kitchen – a nicer place to prepare food and to eat, you want nothing but quality work, right? Entrusting the procedure to experts gives you that assurance that the output is durable and to be counted on. One thing you should make sure is that the cabinet refacing quality should almost be as good as replacement. Take note of that.
Considerations With DIY Cabinet Refacing