Cabinet Refacing Preparation
Any day now your remodeling contractors will be arriving to reface the kitchen cabinets. To ensure your kitchen is ready, follow the tips mentioned below.
Remove Items from Your Kitchen Cabinets
The contractor will need to remove the drawers and door fronts, so it’s wise to remove most, if not all, items from your kitchen cabinets. This is especially true of:
- Any breakable items
- Kitchen utensils you’ll need to use
- Important papers you need access to
Kitchen Design Projects: Prep & Planning
You may be looking into replacing your kitchen countertop, faucet and sink, or flooring in addition to redoing your cabinets. If you are completing other kitchen design projects while you’re having your cabinet refacing work done, plan wisely.
For instance, when replacing your kitchen countertop, find a material that suits your unique style. Granite countertops give your kitchen that sleek, gourmet kitchen look, but they come with a hefty price tag. Laminate, on the other hand, gives your kitchen design a more modest look and a more modest price tag.
Paint Preparation Can Boost Your Kitchen Design
If you plan to hire painting contractors to overhaul the walls of your kitchen, plan ahead of time for what color and what kind of treatment you will use. Knowing which colors you’ll be using and whether you want a faux finish can greatly speed up the process. Don’t forget to blends your paint with your cabinet refacing work.
Kitchen Design Photos
The last thing to do before the contractors begin is to photo your kitchen as is. Taking “before” pictures of the overall kitchen design and of the kitchen cabinets will help you to remember how it all used to be before the remodel transformed your kitchen into a tremendous new space.