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Upgrading your Kitchen Cabinets

April 09, 2021

Upgrading your Kitchen Cabinets

With another province-wide lockdown in effect, we will be spending more time in our homes and in our kitchens.

If you’re tired of looking at your same old kitchen cabinets, now is the perfect time for an upgrade. You may not feel comfortable letting contractors into your house right now and that’s okay. Upgrading your kitchen cabinets is actually something you can do yourself! It makes for the perfect DIY project.

Take some time to browse through our website to find a cabinet door style and colour that’s perfect for your home. We have a large selection of flat, raised, and shaker-style cabinet doors as well as matte, wood grain, and high gloss thermofoil finishes.

How to Measure your Cabinet Doors

Once you’ve finalized your selection it’s time to measure your existing doors. Don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than it sounds! Always measure your doors from the back. If you have a raised profile on the front, this could skew your measurements. All of our cabinet doors are made-to-order so you want to make sure your measurements are spot on. Refer to our guide How to Measure Cabinet Doors for a step-by-step outline.

How to Order & Install Panels

The sides of your cabinets can be covered with panels or gables. For a simple flat panel, select the following options on our Build a Door page:

  • Panel Profile: A
  • Door Style: 2001
  • Edge Profile: 7

Our standard thickness is ¾”. Our other options include ½”, ⅜”, ¼”, or ⅛” which can be mentioned in the Notes/Comments section. Toe kicks can be ordered the same way.

If you’ve selected a raised panel or shaker-style for your cabinet doors and you’d like that profile to be present on your panels, enter the order as you would for a regular door and then indicate your desired thickness in the Notes/Comments.

To install a panel, you first want to remove your existing one. Locate the screws that are holding the panel on the inside of your cabinet and remove them. Then, line up your new panel on the outside of the cabinet and screw it into place from the inside. Make sure your screw is long enough to go through your cabinet and into the panel but short enough so that it doesn’t go all the way through.

DIY Cabinet Inspiration

Below are some photos that our customers have generously shared with us. They all took on DIY projects over the past year and their kitchen transformation looks amazing!

This light and bright kitchen features our Puritian Profile. This cabinet door has a flat panel with grooves running along the length of the door. The cabinet colour is in Nordic White which is a bright and fresh white with a slight touch of warmth. This colour has a matte finish.

Raised panel cabinets offer a more traditional kitchen look. This kitchen features our Profile C cabinet door in Nordic White which has a raised panel, deep 3 step u-shaped groove, and round corners.

Shaker cabinets are our most popular door style and will modernize your kitchen. This kitchen features our Vermont Shaker cabinet door which has a recessed panel with square corners and a 45-degree bevel. The cabinet colour is in Crystal White which has a textured finish.

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