New Replacement Custom Cabinet Doors
Candice from Fort Worth, Texas Writes: Recently this summer, I was looking to remodel my kitchen. More of just an update. I didnt want to go through the hassle and expense of completely gutting out the kitchen cabinets and installing new countertops, etc. So we got several estimates from various local contractors and determined that they were too expensive. We even called out several refacing companies and found out their prices were higher than contractors, some were simply outrageous. So, we decided to take this on as a do it yourself project. We have done various do it yourself projects in the past. So, we determined that this would be within the scope of our abilities. First, we begin by measuring all of the doors and door fronts to get an initial cost on our custom cabinet door order. The cabinet door boxes were in good enough condition that we could reuse them, but the cabinet door hinges were old and did not keep the doors aligned with each other and were the non adjustable type, so we knew we were going to have to get new ones. With a little research, we found that we can order European 35mm cabinet door hinges already drilled into the door and they would arrive along with new doors. Our original door style was a raised panel oak had been repainted. Now, we decided to update it with a paint grade shaker style door. These doors are very affordable and make a great do it yourself project. Our current cabinet cases luckily were built with plywood probably dating back to sometime in the 1980's. Once we received our new replacement custom cabinet doors, we simply hung them on the cabinet frames and a few hours of carefully painting and it looks like we spent thousands on new custom cabinets.