Remodeling Debris DisposalWhere you’ve got to start is actually at the end of the process. While that sounds strange, it’s actually one of the most common remodeling mistakes. Think about it this way. You’re ready to renovate your kitchen, so you go in and clear it out. Then, you begin to remove the cabinets and teardown the backsplash. Before you know it, there’s a huge pile of remodeling debris. Now, what to do with it?
[Refinishing] your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic laminate. Doors and drawer fronts are replaced to match or complement the new veneer. New hinges, knobs, pulls, and molding complete the transformation. —HouseLogicThis is often the point many homeowners find themselves because they did not think ahead. They are so focused on the finished product, it doesn’t even occur to them they need remodeling debris disposal until it’s unavoidable. And, that’ puts them in a real pickle. So, do yourself a favor and be proactive.
Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing in Port CharlotteBefore you jump head-first into the idea of kitchen cabinet refinishing, you’ll need a drill-driver or screwdriver, pliers, plastic cups, eye protection, dust mask, paint drop cloths, sandpaper, primer, paint, roller or spray gun, and scrap wood. Then, do the following:
- Remove all hardware. The first step is to remove the doors and the hardware. Put these items aside for later use, be it to return to the cabinets themselves or for something else.
- Disconnect the doors. Next, take off the doors. (Leave the handles on so they are easy to carry.) Just unfasten the hinges and pull the doors off the cabinets. Then, place them to the side. Thereafter, take down the cabinet shells.
- Sand away the old finish. Once the old cabinets are free, you can then strip the finish off to expose the bare wood. Proceed with caution so you don’t damage the material itself.
- Apply paint or stain for a new look. To finish up the job, you can simply paint or stain to give them a new lease on life.