Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet Refacing Service in Milwaukee

You like the layout of your kitchen, the cabinet boxes are solid and in good shape, but there’s something about those doors that you just don’t like. Good news, we can help when our cabinet refacing service!

RefacingWhat is It?

Refacing your cabinets is a great update to a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or any combination thereof.  In a nutshell, refacing means that you’re having new doors and/or drawer fronts built to replace the ones you currently have.  For some, it means a whole “skin” put over the face of the boxes (but we rarely find this necessary).  The boxes themselves -where you store all your goodies- remain in place and for the most part go unchanged in this process.  One could include a new island, removal of a built-in-desk unit or changing it to pantry cabinets, the addition of more cabinets like over a fridge or closing in an old wine rack area, or more at this time while we handle your cabinet refacing in Southeastern Wisconsin.   Just ask!

Some common scenes we encounter for refacing:

  • arch style doors
  • double arch doors
  • bead board panel
  • center stile
  • glass doors with or without grids (French 4 Lite for example)
  • oak doors
  • outdated profiles
  • broken doors
  • grooved doors
  • slab doors
  • applied moldings
  • bead molding
  • other, you don’t even want to know (thanks to the 70’s)

Refacing also brings more opportunities for change:

  • Go to a hidden hinge, adjustable at that, and SOFT CLOSE
  • Put new slides on drawers -like SOFT CLOSE drawer slides!
  • Update knobs and handles
  • Add corbels, and applied moldings
  • Add panels or false doors to the backsides of islands, or otherwise flat box ends
  • Replace the countertop -yes we measure and sell those
  • Get or change a backsplash
  • Make changes to accommodate a bigger fridge, stove, etc.

Whatever the situation is, we’ll do our Colorwheel best to help navigate and find solutions.  Contact us to get your refacing project started!

DIY Coordination; The Problem You’ll Likely Encounter:

What homeowners eventually find out when they try to general contract this project themselves is that cabinet makers (who build the doors and drawer fronts) don’t generally paint the cabinet boxes in your home, and a painting company doesn’t build the doors.   This means that when you call a cabinet maker, you’ll need to find a painter (or be at the mercy of their painter), or if you find the painter (Colorwheel) you’ll need a cabinet shop!  Nobody really does both.  But… Colorwheel does!

The Solution:

Recognizing the need for both cabinet refinishing and cabinet refacing in Milwaukee, Colorwheel DOES have several solutions to provide to you so this will all come together perfectly.   Using our resources, we work hand in hand with our partners (and in house team) to make your project happen.

As a general rule, our partners build the cabinets, install the doors/drawers, and we do the finishing.  Typically, this means Colorwheel does the painting of all the new doors/drawers and the boxes, so everything matches.  OR in rare cases, we can paint just the boxes using paint that matches the cabinet makers finish applied to the doors/drawers.  Either is completely acceptable, it just depends on your exact cabinet refacing project in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Our only words of caution:

  1. If the cabinet maker finishes their own doors, this is likely NOT paint, and NOT likely to touch up well come that time…
  2. The sheen of the finish from a cabinet maker will NOT be the exact same sheen as a paint used by Colorwheel.  Even though both may be satin, stain finishes have a range.. meaning a satin from one manufacturer or product is NOT the same exact sheen as another product or manufacturer.  The only way to overcome this is to have Colorwheel paint all items.

What to Do?

Your best course of action is to contact us for cabinet refacing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and we’ll facilitate a meeting between you the homeowner, ourselves, and a cabinet maker who’d be responsible for the doors/drawer face and any other physical alterations to the cabinet system.

Colorwheel has been a proud partner on many projects just like this, and we’d be happy to help with your cabinet refacing project in Milwaukee too!  Please use the Contact Us form or call 414-708-6324 between 10am and 3pm weekdays.

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