Custom Cabinet Refacing gives Sophisticated Style to Flemington, NJ Kitchen

February, 2010: Solid cherry doors and details, custom designed and colored, rescued this kitchen from a peeling paint job.

This kitchen, already outfitted with granite and stainless steel appliances, received a "faux makeover" on its cabinets. The homeowners soon realized that, from an investment standpoint, this low-budget treatment wasn't the best choice for their home, when the finish began to peel and rub off.

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Knowing they would need new doors, they checked with local and "big box" refacing companies, but were not impressed with the plastic and veneered doors they were shown. One of the homeowners came from a family of woodworkers, and she wanted real wood doors and details, custom stained to a dark cherry. We were more than happy to provide them with what they wanted.

New, solid cherry doors were purchased and custom stained and glazed in our shop. Decorative accents, including a leg and beadboard treatment for the island, edge moldings, and beadboard side panels, all of real cherry, also received the same finishing treatments. The remaining frame portion, which was only visible when the doors were open, was sanded down and given a matching finish.

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The owners were delighted with the final results, and this upscale, traditional kitchen transformation is our new "hot seller."