Remember how I’ve been talking about sprucing up our kitchen cabinets for the past year? First, I wanted to paint them. Then, I came to the realization that I despise painting furniture so I decided I would hire someone to paint them. Well for once my procrastination paid off because I was recently contacted by the good people at Home Depot about participating in their Replace, Reface, Renew kitchen cabinet program through their Design Connect services. You better believe I let out my signature “Whhhaaaat!?!” after opening the email. I also may or may not have jumped up and down like a 13 year old girl at a Justin Beiber concert when I told Brad the news.
So here’s the skinny. We’re getting our kitchen cabinets refaced! (Picture me shrieking while jumping up and down.)
What’s refacing, you ask? 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. It’s perfect for those who like the layout of their current kitchen. The transformation typically takes between 3-5 days so refacing is great for those who don’t want to live without a kitchen for an extended period of time. Less than a week for a brand spanking new looking kitchen? Sign. Me. Up.
Now, let’s review the current state of our cabinets.
They’re builder-grade, honey oak cabinets. We’re not a fan of the color. Plus there’s too much wood going on in there with the cabinets and the laminate wood flooring. I want our kitchen to be bright and airy, and I think we’ll accomplish that by refacing the cabinets white. The white cabinets will bounce more light off of them than our current cabinets, maximizing the small amount of light we get through our one kitchen window.
I also don’t care for the 12 inches of random space above the cabinets. I know some people like this space because they can display their kitchenware or decorate it to their liking. However, I’m not in that camp. I think the kitchen would look taller if the cabinets went all the way to the ceiling.
If you haven’t noticed yet, our cabinets are missing hardware. I know hardware isn’t an absolute necessity, but it’d be nice to not have to pry doors and drawers open with our fingers.
I love our kitchen island, besides the color. It’s crazy to think the original floor plan didn’t have an island so I’m happy the people we bought the house from added it. In a perfect world, I’d like to add a bookcase on the end of the island so I can display my cookbooks and vintage kitchenware. I think the bookcase would make the kitchen look more custom-made.
To say I’m excited about this project is an understatement, and I can’t wait to share the process with you guys. For more info, visit The Home Depot, and check out their videos; Replace, Reface and Renew.
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