Kitchen Cabinet Remodel
Our outdated cabinets were in good shape, but old and unattractive. We didn’t have the money to buy new, so we decided to remodel. After a lot of research, watching DIY videos etc. We decided on a course of action.
• Remove all cabinet doors and hardware.
• Thoroughly sand all exterior surfaces.
• Paint with high quality primer and cabinet paint.
• Replace hardware & re-hang
Door & hardware removal – was easy with our Ryobi cordless drill. Not having heavy extension cords strung all over the kitchen was a definite plus. Little disruption to daily routine.
Once removed, we used our Ryobi cordless finish sander with a 220 grit pad to lightly sand all surfaces prior to painting. Both sides of cabinet doors, and outside of cabinets. We applied primer, and then final coat of cabinet paint.
After paint was dried, we then used new hardware, i.e. handles, knobs and hinges to modernize the look of the cabinets. Additionally, we updated the kitchen island to match.
Put new trim at the base of all cabinets. Used our Ryobi jigsaw to cut trim and then miter sawed the joints. We put new facing pieces over the ends of the island that we made from paneling bead board. We cut the pieces with our Ryobi portable circular saw, and details and notches with the jigsaw again. We added half-knewls, hardware etc. for a completely new look! Rehanging the cabinets and lining up the hinges was initially quite a challenge until we got the “hang” of it.
Total materials cost was only a few hundred dollars, most of that was the paint, and our kitchen looks great! Lots of compliments! The portability of the cordless tools made this far easier than it would have been.