Put a new face on your kitchen

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Resurfacing comes at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets since only the door and drawer fronts are replaced.

By Scott Herceg, Kitchen Design Center

Before you reach for the jackhammer to demolish your kitchen or bathroom cabinets and make way for a remodel—take a moment to consider refacing them instead.

If the existing cabinets’ framework is in good condition (and most of the time it is)…why throw out the baby with the bathwater?

Resurfacing comes at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets since only the door and drawer fronts are replaced. Just think of all the things you can put those dollars toward…a built-in wine rack, new appliances, lighting upgrades, warming drawers. 

Clean Lines, Pops of Color, A Place for Open Shelving
Just as cabinetry styles are ever evolving, so too are the selection options in resurfacing. Right now flat fronts and cleaner lines are trending. 

There are countless style selections, from sleek white laminate for a modern look, to deep mahogany for a stately effect or distressed pine for a farmhouse rustic feeling.  And you can change the look of a wood and give it richer patina by adding a tinted glaze. 

Top colors in cabinets remain white and cream, but homeowners have been opting for more daring pops of color, from navy or cobalt blue to kelly green or canary yellow. 

Mixing colors of cabinetry within a room is more popular than ever and might have you leaning toward refacing the cabinets to define one area of your kitchen, such as an island or wine bar.

We can also remove a cabinet doors to create open shelving to display some of your favorite or most-used pieces.

Kitchen Design Center showroom is located at 9100 Bank Street, Valley View. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information of cabinet resurfacing, call 216-524-9100 or visit KDC-Ohio.com.