A General Timeline for Your Cabinet Refacing Project

Cabinet refacing is a great option for your kitchen remodel if you are happy with your current kitchen layout and functionality. Not only is it less expensive than a full kitchen remodel, but it takes a lot less time too. Depending on the size of the kitchen, our Kitchen Solvers teams can usually reface an entire kitchen in less than a week. This ensures that your life is not completely disrupted, and you’ll be back in your kitchen cooking and hosting in no time. Here is a general timeline of what you can expect as you are considering a kitchen reface.


At Kitchen Solvers, we always start with a free in-home consultation. During this meeting, we’ll confirm that your kitchen is a good candidate for a reface and talk about your goals for your remodel. We’ll get a sense of your budget, style, likes, and dislikes. We’ll also ask if you have any photos of other kitchens that you have liked and are inspired by. We’ll bring some photos of kitchens we’ve done in the past to see if there are things you’d like us to recreate in your space as well.

Creating a Project

After that initial consultation, we’ll start putting together the pieces of your project. We’ll get detailed measurements of your kitchen and pick out project materials, fixtures, and finishes. We may ask you to come into our showroom to have you look at samples or we could come to your home again to make these decisions. Once we have all the measurements and design decisions made, we’ll get the final quote put together and present you with the detailed plan for your new kitchen.

Order Up

Once the final details have been agreed upon, we’ll get all the materials needed on order. In a refacing project, this is often the step that takes the longest. Depending on the availability and lead time of our vendors, we’ll get you a tentative start date for your project. We’ll also get in contact with any subcontractors that might be necessary for your project. For example, if there is plumbing or electrical work needed, we will get one of our trusted professional colleagues scheduled to help out.


Once the materials have arrived and an official start date is set, it’s time to start preparing your home for installation. This includes emptying your kitchen cabinets, moving any furniture, and making space in the garage for us to work. After that, we’ll come in and remove your existing cabinet doors and drawer faces, set up some protective coverings over the areas we will not be remodeling, and get all the cabinet boxes ready for their facelift.


Once all the prep work is complete, we’ll take a few days to install your beautiful like-new cabinets! We intricately cut and install a real wood veneer or maintenance-free laminate on your cabinet boxes. We take our time to ensure that our work is perfect and seamless on each box. We then add your new cabinet doors and drawer fronts as well as new hardware and hinges to make sure each door and drawer functions smoothly and properly. After everything is installed and any needed subcontractors have finished their jobs, we’ll get everything cleaned up and ready for the big reveal!

Your NEW Kitchen

Finally, it’s time for you to enjoy your new space! We’ll do a final walkthrough with you and make sure everything is complete to your liking. Then you can get your items put away and organized and start using your new kitchen—we hope it’s everything you dreamed of. We’ll grab some photos and videos of the space to share with future clients. If you’re inclined, we love when customers share their positive experiences with friends and family or on our review sites.

Every project is unique, but we hope that this general timeline gives you a good idea of what you can expect if you choose your local Kitchen Solvers to help make your kitchen dreams come true. We look forward to hearing from you to set up that initial free in-home consultation soon!