My mom has been dying to get her kitchen redone for the last 2-3 years, but the price has been unbelievably prohibitive for her. She's seen me develop my woodworking skills and now thinks I may be able to do it...
The cabinets are MDF/melamine. The doors' covering is coming off on a few of the most-used cabinets (yikes).
I thought about just tackling a section at a time, but then I remembered: the countertop is TILE. *UGH*
So refacing is the only option I can possibly tackle for her without putting her kitchen out of commission for 6-8 months, haha.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions for refacing? I was thinking of just applying an 1/8" oak veneer to the cabinet exteriors, tearing off the painted crown, and building new doors out of oak or cherry. I need to know what to do about the two exterior corners, however (it's a U shape, but one side of the U butts into the fridge, so it isn't visible).
My idea was to go over there, take off one cabinet and reface it, then reinstall and repeat for the uppers. Then just drag my tools over there for a couple days to finish off the lowers.
Comments, suggestions, and experiences all helpful.