A couple weeks ago I announced that we’re having our kitchen cabinets refaced by Home Depot (there’s also a $1,000 Home Depot gift card up for grabs). Today I’m sharing the plans for our builder-grade honey oak cabinets.
To review, refacing is perfect for those who like the layout of their current kitchen. The existing cabinet doors, drawers, and drawer fronts are removed. Wood or laminate veneer is adhered to the existing cabinets and frames. Then the new doors, drawers, drawer fronts, and hardware is installed. The whole process typically takes between 3-5 days.
We love the layout and ample amount of storage space our kitchen offers. However, we don’t love the color of the cabinets. Plus, there’s just too much wood going on in our kitchen with the cabinets and flooring. So refacing was the perfect option for us. We get to keep the layout of our kitchen, but improve the look and function of it.
We decided to go with Martha Stewart Annandale thermofoil cabinet doors in the color Picket Fence, which is basically white. Brad wanted to change the cabinets to white since the day we bought our home. I quickly jumped on the white cabinetry train with him. Since our kitchen only has one window the white cabinets will bounce more light off of them than our current cabinets, maximizing the small amount of light we get through the window.
I couldn’t find a kitchen photo with our exact choice, but I found a bathroom. The only difference is our drawer fronts will be flat and with different hardware. Brad and I love the simple look of the cabinet doors. We’re also going to go with full overlay doors (very little cabinet frame showing around each door) as shown below. We like the seamless look compared to the traditional look of our current 1/2 inch overlay doors.
We’re going to have toppers and crown moulding installed on top of the existing cabinets to fill in the 12 inches of awkward space I loathe. The new cabinet doors will be taller so the top of the cabinets will become an additional shelf. By adding the toppers and taller doors we’re not losing storage space. If anything, we’re gaining storage space because we’ll be able to store more things and hide them behind the cabinet doors.
My wish of having a bookshelf added to the island is also coming true. The bookshelf will be added to the side of the island shown below, which faces the main doorway to the kitchen. I’m already planning which cookbooks and vintage kitchenware to display on the bookshelf.
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