Kitchen Cabinets / September 27, 2018 / Addison Smith.
It may not always be practical or affordable to rebuild the cabinets in a kitchen or bathroom. Or you may like your cabinets, but they just need a refresh. Refacing them might be the best solution. But what does refacing involve? As with most construction projects, the answer depends on lots of details.
Inset cabinet doors. Most cabinets built in place in kitchens in the early 1900s have inset doors. Small hinges are mounted right on the face frame (the visible frame around the cabinet opening) or just inside it; the hinges are often visible when the door is shut.
The flat-panel, or slab-door, style of cabinet is most often seen in modern or contemporary kitchens. The essence of this style is often about minimal embellishment and letting the natural materials speak for themselves.
This door style usually requires exposed hinges rather than the typical concealed hinges of other door styles that are included in the cost of the cabinet box. Make sure that your budget takes this into account — two hinges per door will quickly add up.
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