How It's Done

Refacing your existing kitchen or bathroom cabinets requires moderate carpentry skills. In most cases, installation takes less than one week, but installing all new cabinets can take months.

The refacing process requires the following basic products:

Replacement doors and drawer fronts

Laminate to cover the existing cabinets

Trim moldings when necessary

1/4 inch plywood to flush the bottom of the upper cabinets if they are not already flush

Hinges and if required new decorative hardware

Preparation required before installation:

Remove cabinet doors and drawer fronts

Inspect for structural soundness and repair if necessary

Inspect for damaged wood and repair if necessary

Prepare cabinets for lamination: clean cabinets and sand off all chipped paint, varnish, and grease to insure proper bonding

Steps to quality installation:

Formica laminate or wood veneer is bonded to all exposed end panels, rails and stiles

New custom LeMica doors and drawer fronts are installed with new hinges and if required new decorative hardware

Matching custom molding is installed if required