As you go through you day to day life in your house, the one thing in your house that could have to undergo more stress than anything else in the house are your kitchen doors. This is because, in the due cause of their use, they will be opened more and banged shut more than any other door in the house. Couple that with the other things that you are exposing them to like grease, moisture and heat and you have them wearing out faster than anything else in your house. Ironically, the other things in the kitchen may not take such a harsh bashing as the doors. The cabinets themselves and the walls may remain in pretty good condition.
One thing that you may actually do that may be cheaper and easier than just changing the cabinets themselves or redesigning the whole kitchen is get replacement kitchen doors. These doors are way to install and give your kitchen a revamped look. You can get these doors in a variety of colors, wood and styles. It will not be easy to get replacement kitchen doors that match your cabinet’s exactly in color but you can use this to your advantage by intentionally contrasting the cabinet framing and the doors.
You can have a workshop that specializes on wood products make you custom doors for you. This might cost more than the standard doors but it is at your discretion. As most doors are a standard size, you can easily get them in the wood stock shops.
You can also have them make you some unfinished doors then you can sandpaper them and install them yourself if you are a do-it-yourself person. This is especially recommended if you are planning on painting everything in your kitchen to match it to the doors. You can choose to paint everything in colors that match or you can choose to contrast the color you paint the cabinets with the paint on the doors.
Before you install the replacement kitchen doors, you may have to take measurements of the doors and the number that you require before you have them delivered. Fitting them should be easy as long as you have a screwdriver handy with you.
You will need to make sure that all the fittings fit into each other. Set out each of the doors with its handle, hinge and the connecting hinge plate to make sure that they are alright and the right ones have been delivered. The direction in which the doors open is important too. For example, if you have double cabinet replacement kitchen doors, you make sure that the right hand door is hinged on the right and the left hand door is hinged on the left hand side. If it is a single cabinet door, then the hinges should be in the left side.
Then you will need to fit the door hinges. You can do this by pre-drilling holes on the cabinet and measuring the hinges in these holes making sure that the hinges are hanging over the edge when they are fully extended. This means they should be at right angles to the top edge of the door. If you are not planning to use the old hinges of the previous doors then you will need to remove them from the frames to install the new hinges.
Mark the places where you intend to install the new hinges with a pencil by measuring the width between the hinges on the door. Mark the corresponding holes on the side of the cabinet frame. Make sure that you get the correct siding of the hinge. After this all you need to do is to screw the hinges onto the door and then carefully screw the doors into the frame and you have your replacement kitchen doors in place.