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Refacing with Pre-finished Cabinet Doors: A Sensible Short Cut

By The Old House Web

Although refacing cabinet doors is certainly doable with enough time and focus, if you're new to DIY projects, you may want to consider using pre-finished doors to get the right look with the least amount of effort.

Here are 4 reasons why choosing pre-finished doors is a good idea.

1. Less Room for Error

To a trained eye, it's easy to tell the difference between a professional finish job and an amateur one. Without know-how, it's all too easy to end up with a thick, sloppy finish which will cause the cabinets to look shabby.

2. No Surprises

From the get-go, you know how a pre-finished door will look. There's no waiting for the finish to dry to see if it looks like it did in the picture. What you see is what you'll get.

3. Less Time

Refacing cabinet doors yourself is time-consuming. Remove this step and cut your labor in half. Remove them from the packaging and mount them - it doesn't get any easier than that.

4. Why Not?

You're already saving a good deal of money by refacing your cabinet doors instead replacing the entire cabinet. Pre-finished doors won't add that much more cost to the project, so why not save the step?

Whether you want to bring a dark, elegant feel to your kitchen or a modern look to your master bathroom, pre-finished doors are a simple solution to refacing cabinet doors. Since most hardware stores carry a wide range of choices in their inventory, have fun picking the ones you like with a great veneer to match, and start planning your project now.

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