DOOR REFINISHING & RESURFACING
Doors are gateways of the home and in some cases, your guests’ first impression. And having a professional finisher ensures better long-term value for your dollar spent. We are well-versed in the specialized products suited to your various projects.
In the case of refinishing your front doors or garage doors, fading and flaking of the finish are almost guaranteed when traditional products are used. Cabinet Refresh therefore carefully employs a UV stabilized / full exposure formulation which expands and contracts with the weather without cracking, making it the optimal choice for your outdoor surfaces.
If we are staining, we use General Finishes ‘Exterior’ stains and we finish with several coats of General Finishes Exterior 450 Clear Coat. For clients who wish for a stained look on their metal or fiberglass, we do a base coat of General Finishes Milk Paint, seal it and apply by hand General Finishes Exterior Stain, then finish with General Finishes Exterior 450 Clear Coat. Or for another popular look, we can simply apply General Finishes Milk Paint in the color of your choice and finish with General Finishes Exterior 450 Clear Coat in Flat.
Whatever your vision, Cabinet Refresh knows your options! Call us today for your free in-home consultation.
If your cabinets and cabinet doors are looking a little worse for wear, Cabinet Refresh can help.
We offer new cabinet doors as well as cabinet refinishing services that will make your cabinets look like new again, a real Cabinet Refresh!
Whether it is new cabinet doors or simply cabinet refinishing services you are looking for, Cabinet Refresh has the solution for you. Our team of professionals are available to come help turn your inspiration photos into reality.
For cabinet refinishing, we can offer you staining, straight refinishing (no color change), or painted surfaces. Our painted products are true cabinet finishes, formulated to withstand normal kitchen wear and tear.
Cabinet Refresh also offers a range of customization options, so you can create cabinet efficiency that can perfectly match your needs and preferences.
For new cabinet doors, we have a wide range of door styles to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that suits your taste.
Although there are many types of cabinet door styles, we have found that, for at least the past few years, flat doors (or slab) or Shaker are the most popular. More or less simple, clean lines, in fact these 2 styles make up about 8-% of our new door business.
Door construction is basically the same from all manufacturers.
Flat doors: these are either edge banded made from plywood, melamine, or MDF core, or a ‘glue up’ which is solid wood glued together normally with a stabilizer on the back, called a batten.
Five piece doors: These are called this because it has a frame made from 4 pieces, with a middle panel.
Recessed Panel: A recessed panel door simply means the middle panel is recessed and not raised. The recessed panel can also be made in solid wood, if that is important, by making the middle panel 1/2” thick.
Raised Panel: Raised panel just means that the middle panel is raised. This means that the middle panel is 5/8” to 3/4” thick.
Miter Edge: This simply means that the corner of the frames are literally mitered. This is not as common now, but was very popular in the 90s and early 2000s. We often need to match a door from houses built in that period. Miter is also more expensive than butt joint, or cope and stick style.
Cope and Stick: cope and stick relates to butt jointed doors, like a Shaker style.
Cabinet doors are basically modular, made from the following ‘pieces’ of details.
Outside edge: as the frame has an out side edge detail, or called an OE, this will be your first choice. Most popular lately is a simple 1/16” bullnose.
Inside edge: or IE, is the detail of the inside of the frame, since we are seeing simpler lines, most popular at the moment is the simple square of the Shaker or a bevel which still maintains the look of a Shaker but easier to clean.
Raised panel: then if it is a raised panel, the panel itself will have a detail. This detail is usually simple..
Applied molding: another detail, for more ornate doors, is an applied molding. This detail alone can raise the price of the door by as much as 40%. It usually means there is an extra molding at the connection of the frame and inside panel.
You can find doors in any species.
Our most common at paint grade Maple, obviously to be painted. If you want stained, Walnut is always popular, as well as rift cut white oak. This is a timeless architectural classic. We have even used Douglas fir on some kitchens in the past couple of years.
If you are looking for wood grain and flat panel, you may want ‘book matched’, which is usually more expensive. This is where the grain flows on a group of adjacent doors and drawer fronts. This is done by mapping out the pieces from a sheet of plywood and cutting strategically, usually with a CNC machine.
Also popular in the design market at this time is a rough sawn, or driftwood look. These are usually made from melamine sheets or Thermafoil. The advantage to this style of door is that the color will be consistent, which is not possible by hand finishing. This is a very important point for the client that is particular, they may just want a fully factory finish that is fully consistent color wise.
Thermafoil is an excellent choice for durability and style. We even have five piece doors in Thermafoil, however this means also that your side panels will have to be ‘skinned’ to match.
If you currently have painted cabinets and want to move to wood grain, we would have to skin your frames with the veneer or 1/4” wood plywood that would be finished like the doors.
It is our experience also that most customers that choose to change their doors also want to upgrade their hinges to soft closing hinges. We also upgrade drawer boxes to pre finished plywood with dovetailed corners, and under mounted, soft closing hardware.
It is very popular, also, to change trash compactor machines into trash pull out units. We can also add spice pull outs at this time.
There are so many fun gadgets and innovations for the kitchen and we try to help you with all of them, but staying current with our market. We are happy to bring our experience to you.
Please call us today to book a time for a Cabinet Refresh professional to come to your home and help change your idea into reality. This is our job, helping bring your dream into reality.
Even if you are not fully ready to commit, at the moment, feel free to text or email photos of your kitchen and even some of your inspiration photos to us, to get the ball rolling. We can usually get you a budget based on that.
Don’t forget to ask about our Ten Day Kitchen renovations. This is basically refinishing or refacing, new countertops and backsplash within a 2 week period. This has become our signature service.
We are looking forward to working with you.!