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Old 12-03-2017, 08:13 PM   #1
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Kitchen cabinet face lift.


Looking to updo the kitchen. Itd in need of a major overhual but not gonna happen.

Thinking maybe I could give my cabinets a face lift.

Thoughts on how i might redo my doors. These cabinets are pretty simple 60s style.

Wanna white wash pallets for the back splash.

Thinking aboit finding a big oak tree and doing a slab for the counter top.

Gotta redo thr floor is only 2 years old but it is gross.

So thoughts on what I could do with the doors?


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Old 12-03-2017, 08:16 PM   #2
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I kinda was wondering if i could make some shaker style doors and put them on

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Old 12-03-2017, 08:58 PM   #3
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Your face frames look to be in decent shape.

My personal opinion....replace all the doors. It will totally change the way your kitchen looks. There is just not much you can do with those existing doors.

I'm doing that to my kitchen now.....it's not going to be cheap....but, the place I get them from does outstanding work.

All told, I'm getting 25 doors and 19 drawer faces...solid soft maple. It's going to cost me about $2k. But....the kitchen will look like it had a $10K face lift.

But I am spending $10K on Quartz counter tops.

I redid the floor....new tile...$500 total. I make my one cabinet frames...so I have about another $500 in plywood and soft maple.

When I'm all done I'll have about $14K into the project....but farming it out would have cost about $35K+. And I'll never have to touch it again.

Oh....forgot to add.....I added a second sink (prep)...and replaced the main one....both are solid copper.....and we are really loving them. So easy to keep clean. The main one is a farm house sink...huge....

We didn't realize how nice it would be having 2 sinks.

I am adding this link just for reference....They are too far from you...but, it will give you an idea of your options.

http://www.dreesinc.com/

Also, look into Blum hinges. You really want to get away from those old style external hinges....
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:07 AM   #4
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I agree replacing the doors would be the most cost effective method to change the look. Paint the face of the cabinets with an enamel color that compliments the new look.

While oak [or any wood] looks sharp as a countertop it isn't a good idea. Too easy for water to soak between the boards or into cracks and discolor the wood.
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I was gonna mill it myself one slab no cracks and ise a bar style epoxy to seal it

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I was gonna mill it myself one slab no cracks and ise a bar style epoxy to seal it

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I just put share style trim on my slab style kitchen doors, it was dead-easy with a cheap nail gun and used compressor.
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There is something you can do if you have the tools and know how. You can cut the area out were a raised panel would go, leaving 2 inches or what ever you want the width of the rail and stile to be.

You could cut a small bead that would stand proud of the door to cover the raw plywood edge where you cut out for the raised panel. You could also cut the rabbit off the outside edge of the doors and replace with a larger bead like in the photo below of the trim in our bedroom.

If you don't want raised panels, you could do a recessed panel. Just a suggestion to save some bucks and look good.
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There is something you can do if you have the tools and know how. You can cut the area out were a raised panel would go, leaving 2 inches or what ever you want the width of the rail and stile to be.

You could cut a small bead that would stand proud of the door to cover the raw plywood edge where you cut out for the raised panel. You could also cut the rabbit off the outside edge of the doors and replace with a larger bead like in the photo below of the trim in our bedroom.

If you don't want raised panels, you could do a recessed panel. Just a suggestion to save some bucks and look good.
Thanks could u show some more pics


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Oh othe sides of the canite

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The picture above is of the trim on our window, this same design could be applied to your situation using the doors you have now, to cover up the raw edges of the plywood after you cut and trim them.

I will have to look back and find some cabinets I have built using this design. When I find one I will post some pictures of them.
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