Avoid Doing This During Kitchen Resurfacing
Kitchen resurfacing is a tricky and expensive business. If you want to avoid any costly mistakes, then pay close attention to these tips.
Make sure that your kitchen cabinets are in good condition before attempting a resurface job – don’t assume they will be fine just because the surface looks old and worn out. Resurfacing will not fix anything inside of the cabinet such as rotted wood or broken hinges. You may find yourself having to replace the entire unit if the damage has gone too far.
Be aware of costs associated with painting: paint can vary greatly by type, color and sheen- which one should you choose? The cost of paint ranges from $10-$50 per gallon; so if your kitchen is large, you can easily spend $200-$1000 on paint alone.
Avoid DIY kits: Sure, they can be convenient and save you money. However, if this is your first time doing a kitchen resurface job or you don’t have much experience with cabinet repairs then using a kit may not be the best choice for you.
Kitchens are challenging because of their size and high traffic areas. Unless you’re confident in what to do next, it’s usually better to hire out professional help from day one. This will save you time, money and a lot of stress in the long run.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you’re going to be living in a construction zone for the next few days. Prepare your family or roommates ahead of time and let them know what’s going on, how messy it will get and when they can expect things to return to normal again.