Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does Cabinet Refacing compare to the cost of purchasing new cabinets?
A: Refacing is generally less than the cost of purchasing and installing new cabinets.
Q: How long does a Cabinet Refacing remodel take?
A: New doors and drawers are custom made to fit the exact measurements of the cabinet openings. The custom materials will arrive in 4 to 6 weeks and installation typically takes 3 to 6 days, depending on the size of the kitchen.
Q: Will the refacing material make my kitchen cabinets look inexpensive?
A: No. The materials we use are the same materials used by high-end custom cabinetmakers to cover the surface of their cabinet frames.* Only the finest, top quality hardwoods are selected to make your solid wood doors and veneer for covering the cabinet boxes.
Q: Can I choose to reuse my existing doors by having them refinished or painted?
A: Why refinish or paint when we can custom create new cabinet doors?** For less than the cost to have them professionally stripped, sanded and refinished you can have your cabinets professionally refaced by Furniture Medic. Our materials are finished with a topcoat and sealed in high-temperature infrared ovens, ensuring maximum resistance to UV fading, scuffing and moisture.
Q: Will the interior surface of the cabinet frames match the exterior?
A: Our goal is to save you both time and money. That is why we recommend not refacing the interior of your cabinets, because, when full, there is actually very little surface exposed. However, in places where you are using glass doors, we can use our high quality hardwood veneers to reface these interior surfaces.
Q: Do I need to purchase hardware?
A: If you would like new knobs or drawer pulls, we ask that you supply the hardware. We will professionally install them for an additional per knob or pull fee.
Q: If existing hinges are removed, what will be done to the screw holes?
A: If necessary, we will fill and repair existing hinge holes prior to refacing the surface.
Q: Do you repair drawer boxes?
A: Yes. If the existing drawer slides are in good working order, we will only replace the drawer fronts. However, if the drawer slides need repair or the drawer box is worn, we can replace them with new drawer slides and boxes. It is more cost effective to replace these items than to repair them.
Q: What accessories do you offer?
A: In addition to new cabinet doors and drawers, we offer:
• Crown molding and accents
• New drawer boxes and slides
• False doors, wainscot, or bead board on end panels of cabinets
• Matching appliance panels
Q: Do I have to replace the countertops before the cabinets are refaced?
A: There is no need to replace the countertops to reface your kitchen or bath cabinets. If you are planning to have new countertops installed, we recommend you replace the countertops while your custom cabinet doors and drawers are being made.
Q: Do I need to move anything before the technicians arrive?
A: We suggest you clear your countertops; however, you do not have to remove the contents of your cabinets as long as they do not extend beyond the face frame.
Q: Will there be any odor or dust?
A: We use no harsh chemicals used in our cabinet refacing process. This means no significant dust or odors for you and your kitchen or bath. More importantly, your home will be returned to a clean condition for your use at the end of each working day.
Q: Can other rooms of the house be refaced?
A: Cabinet Refacing is not solely for your kitchen. In fact, many rooms of your home can receive the benefit of Cabinet Refacing such as your laundry room, bathroom, home office, and bedroom.
*Note: Today, most cabinet boxes are made of engineered materials (i.e. particle board, plywood, MDF) because solid wood frames tend to expand, crack and warp when exposed to heat and moisture.
**Note: Accent glazes are available for select wood finishes.