When “Old” Becomes “New”
Here we took a kitchen that was very old and made it new again. These cabinets have been painted several times as we found out while preparing the cabinets to accept new surfaces. We found natural wood, white, green and brown in the framework of the cabinetry.
The doors were stripped at one point, stained and varnished giving it a very grainy uneven and old look. Some of the cabinets were literally falling off the walls. We also reduced the size of the cabinet above the range to accommodate an above the range microwave instead of the standard range hood they already had installed.
The corners and in between each cabinet had been chamfered giving it no corners to attach the new surface to. We overcame this issue by filling and squaring up each corner of the base and wall cabinets. We also filled in between each cabinet tom allow the new surface to adhere evenly and flat.
Like many other projects this kitchen had exterior exposed hinges and we replaced them with concealed hinges with soft close. We made all the doors larger both in width and length to allow a full overlay appearance instead of having large exposed frames on the cabinets.
This kitchen didn’t have any pot drawers and the client wanted that as an addition. The drawers were a wood on wood drawer movement for poor and difficult drawer gliding. We converted the far-left cabinet on the window side row of cabinets from a drawer and door cabinet to a three-drawer cabinet. Installing three new drawer boxes with side mount drawers. We also changed out four other drawers to new solid wood dovetailed drawer with side mount drawer glides.
This client was very particular and wanted the insides of the cabinets resurfaced so we produces custom cabinet liners in the same material. This gave the old interiors a fresh new look.