How are those kitchen cabinets looking lately? They are easily overlooked in the bustle of a busy life. If you have been putting off a kitchen makeover due to the cost and downtime, it may surprise you to learn there is an advantageous alternative to a complete remodel. Boyar’s performs Oceanside kitchen cabinet refacing for a fraction of the time, expense and consumption of raw materials while delivering a fresh, new face on your most used room in the house.
What is Refacing?
Refacing is a process of replacing your kitchen’s “skins” in lieu of demolishing perfectly good cabinet bodies and drawer boxes. You can feel very good about not contributing the local landfill. Older cabinet construction is often sturdier than brand new, factory-manufactured boxes. Cabinet refacing involves removing the doors and drawer fronts along with the hardware hinges, handles and drawer pulls.
You get to choose your new look in the finish, patterns and color including all new hardware. Boyar’s will discuss with you if you want to make cosmetic changes from your old look including storage accessories, glass panels, lighting or crown molding. As an Oceanside homeowner, you can give your kitchen the dramatic renewal you want for a fraction of the cost of remodeling.
An Oceanside kitchen remodel can run upwards of $20,000 even with off-the-shelf stock cabinets. Conversely, Boyar’s cabinet refacing can run at least half that price for new custom cabinet replacement and as much as 80 percent of the price of installation. A typical 10 x 12-foot kitchen can start from between $1,000 and $3,000 for laminates and as much as $6,000 for real wood veneers.
Doing this work by yourself is not ruled out if you are patient and careful. While cost savings may be more than refacing, if you are unsure of your efforts in getting the whole job done, your time, expense and work easily can get out of hand. Using Boyar’s to reface your Oceanside kitchen cabinets, the job will take 3 to 5 days to complete instead of the potential six weeks it can take for either a complete remodel or a DIY project.
The Refacing Process
Refacing is a viable option for your kitchen if your cabinets are in good condition without warping from water damage or any broken frames. One of our professional installers comes out to evaluate the structural soundness of your existing cabinets and to take measurements for determining sizes and quantity of materials needed. With materials in hand, your installer starts by removing doors and drawer fronts in order to prepare the cabinets.
This involves cleaning, light sanding and repairing any outstanding flaws or marring of the surfaces to ensure a secure fit of the new materials. Both the facings and cabinet ends have the veneers applied to them. New cabinet doors and drawer fronts are then mounted along with the new hardware.
If you want to learn more about Oceanside cabinet refacing, give Boyar’s a call today for an assessment. While you can still use your kitchen during the refacing process, if you want to get away for a bit instead, there is much to see and experience in Oceanside.
Oceanside Has Much to Offer
Oceanside has held onto its original charm and genuinely eclectic nature since it was incorporated in 1888, the same year the iconic Oceanside Pier was built. One of the longest wooden piers on the West Coast, it stretches 1,942 feet into the sea giving you the opportunity to take a pleasant stroll over the Pacific Ocean. Make it all the way out to the end of this majestic promenade and you can lose yourself in nostalgic homage to the 1940s at famous Ruby’s Diner high above the deep blue sea.
Other great places to explore in Oceanside are:
- The California Surf Museum
- The Harbor Village
- Hot Spot Restaurants and Cafes al Freso
- Beach Hotels and Cozy Inns