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Cabinet Refacing FAQ

A comprehensive list of questions people often ask about our process, materials, costs & all related

  • Can you explain your refacing process?

    Our refacing process begins with an in-depth assessment of your existing cabinets. Following this, we remove the old doors and drawer fronts, strip off the old laminate coating, and then reface them with a new, high-quality rigid thermofoil using a vacuum press machine. The refaced doors and drawer fronts are then reattached to the cabinet boxes, giving your kitchen an entirely fresh and updated look. This process offers an affordable and effective alternative to a complete kitchen overhaul.

  • How much does it cost on average to reface a kitchen?

    The cost of refacing a kitchen can vary greatly based on the size of your kitchen, the choice of material, and the complexity of the job. However, refacing is a cost-effective solution to a complete kitchen overhaul, often allowing our customers to save between 50-70% compared to a full cabinet replacement.

  • How long does the refacing process take?

    Typically, our kitchen cabinet refacing projects are completed between 3-5 working days, depending on the size and intricacy of the kitchen. We strive to minimize disruption in your home and complete the project efficiently.

  • Can I choose a different style or color during the refacing process?

    Absolutely! Refacing gives you the flexibility to completely alter the style and color of your cabinets. We provide a broad selection of styles and colors, ensuring your newly refaced kitchen aligns with your vision.

  • What is cabinet refacing?

    Cabinet refacing is the process of replacing the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and applying a new 3D laminate material over the existing surface of the body of the cabinets.

  • What is Thermofoil Cabinet Door Repair?

    Thermofoil cabinet repair involves fixing issues such as peeling or damage on thermofoil cabinets. The damaged thermofoil is removed, the surface is prepared, and a new layer of rigid thermofoil is applied.

  • How long does the refacing process take?

    The exact time will depend on the size and complexity of your project, but most kitchen refacing jobs can be completed in 3-5 working days.

  • What's the difference between refacing and replacing cabinets?

    Refacing keeps your existing cabinet boxes but gives them a new appearance with new doors.. Replacing involves removing the entire cabinet and installing a new one, which can be more time-consuming and costly.

  • Is cabinet refacing more affordable than replacing?

    Yes, cabinet refacing typically costs 50-70% less than full cabinet replacement.

  • What materials do you use for cabinet refacing?

    We primarily use 3D laminate (rigid thermofoil) for our cabinet refacing projects. It's durable, easy to clean, and comes in a variety of designs.

  • How long do refaced cabinets last?

    With proper care, refaced cabinets can last as long as new cabinets—often 10-20 years or more.

  • Are your materials eco-friendly?

    Yes, our rigid thermofoil is considered eco-friendly. It's durable (so it doesn't need to be replaced often) and it's also recyclable.

  • Do you offer custom kitchen design and cabinetry?

    Yes, at Kitchen Cabinet Guys, we specialize in custom kitchen designs and cabinetry, offering modern, European-style, frameless options tailored to your specific needs. Whether you're interested in laminate cabinet refacing, thermofoil doors repair, or decorative wall panels, our services accommodate customizations that precisely fit your kitchen's dimensions and your personal style. For those looking for a complete transformation, our cabinet door replacement service also includes custom cabinetry options. We're here to help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams with high-quality, custom solutions. Contact us today to discuss your custom kitchen design and cabinetry needs.

  • How do I care for my refaced cabinets?

    Refaced cabinets can be cleaned with mild soap and water. Abrasive cleaners should be avoided to prevent scratching or damaging the finish.

  • Do you offer in-home consultations?

    Yes, we provide free in-home consultations to assess your kitchen, understand your requirements, and provide an accurate estimate.

  • Can I choose different finishes for my cabinets?

    Can I choose different finishes for my cabinets?
    Absolutely, we offer a wide range of customizable design options with over 200 styles and finishes.

  • Is there any disruption to my kitchen use during the refacing process?

    While there is some necessary disruption during the refacing process, we aim to keep it minimal. You'll still have access to your kitchen appliances for the majority of the project.

  • What is 3D laminate?

    3D laminate, often known as rigid thermofoil (RTF), is a type of material that is heat and vacuum-formed over MDF (medium-density fiberboard) doors. It is durable, easy to clean, and offers a sleek, seamless finish.

  • What's the difference between laminate and thermofoil?

    Both are popular materials for cabinet refacing. Thermofoil is a type of vinyl and is applied to MDF under both heat and pressure. Laminate is a synthetic material made of layered kraft paper and resin. Both offer a variety of color and design choices, but thermofoil typically allows for more complex designs.

  • Do you offer any financing options?

    Yes, we offer flexible financing options to make your kitchen transformation more affordable. More information can be obtained during your consultation.

  • Can you help me choose the right style and finish for my kitchen cabinets?

    Definitely! Our experienced team can guide you through our extensive range of styles and finishes to find the perfect match for your kitchen.

  • Are refaced cabinets durable?

    Yes, with quality materials and proper installation, refaced cabinets are as durable as new cabinets and can significantly extend the lifespan of your existing cabinetry.

  • What should I do if my thermofoil cabinets are peeling or damaged?

    Contact us! We specialize in Thermofoil Door Repair and can restore your cabinet doors to their former glory.

  • Do you provide services beyond the Chicagoland area?

    Our cabinet refacing services are primarily offered in the Chicagoland area. However, our Thermofoil Door Repair service is available nationwide.

  • Do you offer a warranty for your work?

    Yes, we stand by our workmanship and offer a warranty on our services. Specific details can be provided upon request or during consultation.

How To Get Started

Easy Steps to Your Dream Kitchen

  • 1.

    Receive a pre-estimate based on your kitchen photos

  • 2.

    Schedule an in-house consultations for a final estimate

  • 3.

    Get your renovated kitchen in 3-5 days

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