Broaden Your Knowledge About Cabinet Maintenance

Once you have decided to reface your kitchen or bath cabinetry with LeMica Doors, the following process is smooth. It is not an overwhelming remodeling project that will keep you awake at night. Read more about it below.

Our Designing Process

LeMica Doors will provide you with a dealer that will come to your home and review all your options to determine whether cabinet refacing is right for you. Together, you’ll plan your new dream kitchen.

We’ll offer you more than over 200 laminated woodgrains and solid colors, 14 unique door styles.
After measurements, the dealer will order your custom products from our factory.

Once the products arrive, your dealer will install your refacing products and any other improvements you have decided to make. Usually, installation is completed in one week.

After its completion, you have only to enjoy your brand-new kitchen knowing that you have made a wise investment. It can yield a solid return when you sell your home, and LeMica Doors will stand behind your products for years to come.

Plan and Measure

When considering cabinet refacing, it is best to have a trained expert come to your home to determine if your kitchen is a candidate for cabinet refacing and if refacing will meet your objectives.


This process is usually completed in one week, depending on the level of the makeover. These are the preparations 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 ensure proper bonding

The steps to quality installation:

  • Laminate sheets are 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

The Cabinet Refacing Process for the "Do-It-Yourselfer" or Professional

If you have mid-level carpentry skills and time, you should be capable of achieving a complete kitchen makeover with cabinet refacing. Here is the recommended installation process that our dealers follow when refacing your kitchen.

1. Remove your old valance above the sink and all old trim molding on the cabinets.
2. Disconnect the sink and plumbing. We suggest if you don’t have shut-off valves at the water supply line that they are installed. You will then have a water supply in the rest of the home during the refacing process.
3. Remove all your existing doors and drawer fronts. If you ordered a countertop, the old one is removed at this time.
4. Inspect cabinet frames for structural soundness. If there are loose parts, they are repaired or replaced.
5. If desired, flush out the bottoms of all wall cabinets. This will provide a smooth area for easier cleaning.
6. Wipe down all cabinet frames with a special cleaner to remove any grease or dirt. The cabinet surfaces to be refaced are then scuff-sanded to accept the lamination.
7. If new drawer boxes are being installed, remove the existing boxes. Replace them with new drawer boxes that have easy glide tracks which will operate smoothly and quietly.

8. Laminate all exposed surfaces with either Formica ® laminate or real wood veneer depending on the type of door selection.
9. Attach new cabinet drawer fronts securely to your drawer boxes.
10. Install your new cabinet doors and balance the frame and drawer fronts.
11. Install the new countertop, if applicable, along with the sink, faucet, and plumbing.
12. Install the new matching molding where required giving the final professional finish.
13. Wipe down and clean all cabinet surfaces of any remaining glue.
14. Remove all debris resulting from the installation.

Door Care and Cleaning

We will present a warranty activation card when your kitchen cabinets have been installed. This card must be filled out and mailed directly to us.

When we receive your activation card, a warranty certificate is sent to you in your name, along with use and care instructions to help keep your kitchen cabinets looking beautiful for years to come.

Caring for Formica ® Doors

Our doors are supplied with a care guide to keep your laminate looking beautiful for years to come. All of our laminated door line have a lifetime limited warranty.

Cleaning is best done by spraying window cleaner on a clean cloth and wiping the dust and dirt away. There is further instruction in the brochure for stubborn stains requiring more aggressive actions.

Providing Exceptional Service to Our Clients

We offer a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty. When you choose LeMica Doors, you have the additional assurance of the best dealers, the highest quality products, and the best industry warranty for your refacing project.

Get in Touch With Us

LeMica Doors prides itself in having the best service department in the industry. You will receive an email or personal call from one of our factory-trained experts within two business days of your request. Reach out to us for more information about our services.