Learn More About the Basic Refacing Processes

Here at LeMica Doors, we believe the kitchen is the gathering place for family and friends. It should be a source of beauty and pride. That’s why we’re here to help you maintain your kitchen area through our exceptional services.

Common Kitchen Problems

Take a look at some of the issues you might encounter in your kitchen:

  • Cabinet doors or drawers that don't open or close properly
  • An outdated countertop or one that is wearing out in spots
  • Cabinet doors that are outdated in style or color
  • Doors or cabinets that do not come clean anymore
  • Finish is coming off the doors or cabinets
  • Vinyl doors (Thermofoil) that are discolored or delaminating

These problems can be solved by refacing as well as remodeling. For many, cabinet refacing is the smarter choice.

The Benefits of Refacing

There are many reasons to choose refacing, and here are a few:

  • Improves home resale value
  • Increases value of home
  • Quick installation time
  • Costs considerably less
  • Minimal home disruption
  • Pride of ownership

Why Reface?

Replacing your existing cabinets with new cabinets is a time-consuming and expensive overhaul. However, given the options of repainting or refinishing, these methods will not last as long as you would like.

If your current cabinets are still sturdy, but the finish is old, and the doors are outdated, you have a better option!

Cabinet Refacing Is Your Best Option

  • 80% of what the eyes see are your cabinet doors and drawers
  • By refacing, you already own over 1/2 of your new cabinets
  • Refacing installations are quick and reliable, in most cases less than one week
  • Refacing a kitchen requires a minimal amount of inconvenience compared to major remodeling
  • Refaced cabinets with Formica ® laminate are easy to maintain
  • Choosing our cabinet refacing services with LeMica Doors will give you the industry's best warranty and our huge selection of high-quality products

How It's Done

Refacing your existing kitchen or bathroom cabinets requires moderate carpentry skills. Most installations take less than one week, but installing all-new cabinets can take months. The refacing process requires the following 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

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 insure 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

Long-Term Quality

Our products are the finest in the industry, backed up by more than 49 years of serving satisfied customers. Our factory process maintains the highest standards in repeatability, build quality, and quality control.

The quality of our laminate is the same durability that you find in a Formica ® countertop. They last for many years. Often, the hardest decision to make is selecting a color or wood grain that you will love for the life of your kitchen.

When you select LeMica cabinet doors, you can be assured that the materials, the craftsmanship, and the shipping and handling preparation are all designed to give you a durable product for many years.

Investment Value

According to Remodeling Magazine's 2023 Cost vs. Value Report, the best home remodeling investment you can make is a minor kitchen remodel. You should also consider how much more functional, attractive, and enjoyable it will be.

The National Kitchen Association also says that if you don’t spend more than 10% of the value of your home on a kitchen remodel, you can expect to receive 90% percent of your investment back.

Since cabinet refacing costs less than a major kitchen remodeling project, your return on investment may well exceed the cost of the refacing project itself.

Project Types Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped
Minor Kitchen Remodel$26,790$22,96385.7%
Major Kitchen Remodel$77,939$32,57441.8%
Project Types Job Cost Cost Recouped Resale Value
Minor Kitchen Remodel$26,790$22,96385.7%
Major Kitchen Remodel$77,939$32,57441.8%

Reach Out to Us at LeMica Doors

If you’re looking for quality cabinet refacing services, then we’re here to help you with your needs! Get in touch with our staff members today to learn more about what we can do for you.