Cabinet Re-facing FAQs

Cabinet Refacing

Vanity Cabinet Refacing (Before)

Cabinet Refacing (After)

Cabinet Refacing (After)

Q: How does cabinet re-facing compare to the cost of purchasing and installing new cabinets?
A:  Re-facing is generally 25 percent to 50 percent less than the cost of purchasing and installing new solid wood cabinets

Q: How long does a cabinet re-facing job take?
A:  New doors and drawers are custom made to fit the exact dimensions of the cabinet openings. The custom materials usually arrive in four to six weeks and installation typically takes three to six days, depending on the size of the room.

Q: Will the re-facing material make my 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 re-use 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 of having them professionally stripped, sanded and refinished, you can have your cabinets professionally re-faced 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 re-facing the interior of your cabinets. When they are full, there is actually very little surface exposed. However, in places where you choose to use glass doors, we can use our high-quality hardwood veneers to reface these exterior surfaces.

Q: Do I need to purchase hardware?
A: If you would like new knobs or draw pulls, we ask that you supply that hardware. We will professionally install the hardware for an additional 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 re-facing 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 anything needed. It is more cost effective to replace these items than 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 beadboard end panels
for cabinets
–    Cabinet pullout trays, organizers and garbage
bins

Q: Do I have to replace the countertops before the cabinets are re-faced?
A:  There is no need to replace the countertops to re-face your kitchen or bathroom cabinets. If you are planning to have new countertops installed, we recommend you replace them while your custom cabinet doors and drawers are being made.

Q: Do I need to move anything before Furniture Medic arrives?
A: We suggest you clear your countertops; however, you do not need to remove the contents of your cabinets as long  as those contents do not extend beyond the face frame.

Q: Will there be any odor or dust?
A: We use no harsh chemicals in our cabinet re-facing process. This means there is no significant dust or odor created. 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 re-faced?
A: Cabinet re-facing is not restricted to kitchens and
bathrooms. Many other areas of your home may also
benefit, including home offices, laundry rooms,
bedrooms, closets and more.

*Note: Today most cabinet boxes are made from engineered materials (e.g., particle board, plywood, MDF) because solid wood frames tend to expand, crack and warp when exposed to heat and moisture.