Fequently Asked Question About Kitchen, Bathroom Cabinets and Countertops in Grayslake, IL

What is Refacing?

Refacing or resurfacing is simply the process of covering over existing kitchen cabinets or countertops with new plastic laminate or wood veneer. All exposed surfaces are covered in the new color. New doors are made in wood, laminate or thermofoil, with new euro style hidden hinges. New high quality pulls are added to provide your kitchen with a brand new look. Many different styles of doors are available. Our sales representative will bring all the door and countertop samples to your home, and help you select the best options and combinations for your kitchen design. This typically takes 1 to 3 hours, including discussing pricing to fit your budget.

Why would I want to resurface instead of buying new?

Saves money!
By re-using your existing kitchen cabinets you can save up to 50% or more over the cost of equivalent new cabinets.


Better quality and looks!
In many cases, existing cabinets are better quality than new ones. Also, new cabinets are bought individually and put up one at a time, leaving seams in-between cabinets. When cabinets are resurfaced, the process often provides a cleaner custom look than new cabinets can.


Selection!We offer a wide selection of colors and styles in our wood doors. Each door is finished in a time proven, hand wiped technique for staining, then a cleartone waterproof finish is applied. We have the latest styles in Thermofoil doors. This is a one piece door that comes in a raised panel look or flat with radius corners. These doors have replaced painted doors, as they will not chip, scratch or fade over time. Refacing is not just limited to kitchens. We also reface bathroom vanities and wall units. All our work is warrantied for 5 years for material and labor

 How is the process done?

First, we remove existing cabinet doors and drawers fronts. If there are any modifications in the cabinet layout like adding new cabinets it is done now. Then, the cabinets are sanded in place. Sides and faces are glued on the old surface, matching the color and material of the doors. Lastly, the new doors and drawer fronts are installed with the new hardware. We use the finest all metal European hidden hinges and euroglides for the drawers.

What you need to do before we start the job?

Before starting you will have to remove all items from your cabinets and drawers. You will still be able to use the kitchen every night if needed, unlike total remodeling, where you would be forced out of your kitchen for 4-6 weeks.

 What can I do if I am getting new appliances that don’t fit the existing space or the layout needs to be changed?

Prior to refacing, we can add or subtract to the cabinets to alter the openings. We can also add new cabinets to change the layout to make the kitchen easier to use. One thing we do most often is to replace defective drawers in wood or laminate with euroglides. We use only the finest hardware for your job. We also can add pull-out shelves, garbage pull-out baskets, appliance garages, and much more. View a selection of accessories we can install on our cabinet accessories page.

 What if I have more questions?

Call us! We will be glad to answer any questions you have. We will provide referrals and show you our portfolio photos. We give free estimates with no high pressure sales. Call us at (847)520-9763


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