Refacing Rescues Bucks County Makeover Mistake

Before: The cabinets in this Chester, NJ home were ruined by an HGTV makeover of a sloppy paint/glaze job and the application of decorative tiles. The new homeowners tried to make the cabinets work by installing granite, but were still disappointed with the look of the space.



All of the doors were replaced and the main cabinets were colored in "Wood Moss," a green-taupe, painted glazed finish with pearlescent details, while the island received a warm caramel treatment. The buffet area received glass doors, while the roll-tops for the appliance garage were replaced with hinged doors. The insides of the glass cabinets were treated with beadboard and the same finish as the island.



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



Knowing they would need new doors, they checked with local and "big box" refacing companies, but were not impressed with the plastic and lightweight, 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.

After: New, solid cherry doors were 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. The owners were delighted with the final results, and this upscale, traditional kitchen transformation is our new "hot seller."