Join Australia's most dynamic and respected property investment community

Resurfacing kitchen cabinets

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Brian84, 14th Jul, 2015.

  1. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    Hi All,

    Just wondering if anyone has resurfaced kitchen cabinets. I was thinking of doing my kitchen on ppor and thought considering the carcass is still good I will just get the doors recovered.

    I am also going to change the layout a bit with the kitchen and I am going to remove a few walls to open everything up as well.

    Any advice with the kitchen cabinets?
     
  2. FKS

    FKS Member

    Joined:
    21st Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    22
    Location:
    Australia
    you can use white knight tile and laminate primer followed by laminate paint. Used it on my IP. I was satisfied with the results but can't really comment on the longevity of the product. Prep work takes a while though.
     
  3. Pier1

    Pier1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    19th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    48
    Location:
    QLD
    Convinced the Peaches and Cream 13 years ago that Knights laminate paint on the kitchen would buy us another couple of years before kitchen make over, well that was 13 years ago and we still cant bring ourselves to do the kitchen as it still looks so good.
     
  4. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    15th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    730
    Location:
    Sydney
    How much would it cost to get new cupboard doors made, Brian? It's going to be less work than prepping and painting the existing ones. Get some new hinges, too - they have come a long way.
    Scott
     
    dan_89, Brian84 and Jacque like this.
  5. Special order

    Special order Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    7th Jul, 2015
    Posts:
    211
    Location:
    Nsw
    What white knight colours are good? I've got antique white USA walls, white tiles and builders white trim, any suggestions for kitchen cabinet colours?
     
  6. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    516
    Location:
    Sydney
    I'd take Scott's advice to get door replacement quotes - could be more economically viable in the long run and they can also spray end panels. Antique white in my recent PPOR kitchen came up beautifully...
     

    Attached Files:

    Brian84 likes this.
  7. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking of keeping the old doors which aren't really that old maybe 10years and peel off the laminate and replace with a more modern colour rather than painting them. And I will also change the handles and hinges.

    I'm setting a budget for $10k which will include - demolishing walls which I will do myself
    - new island bench 2700x900
    - new Caesar stone benches
    - 900mm oven (possibly from auctions)
    - new support beams in the roof after for when I remove walls
    - new dishwasher
    - resurface cabinet doors
    - new sink and mixer tap
    - minor electrical and plumbing work

    My mate is a stone mason so he can get the benchtops cheap.

    And brother in law works at a steel manufacturer so he can probably get steel support beams cheap.
     
  8. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    I might get new doors made as I like the doors that don't have a profile in them.
     
  9. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    5,379
    Location:
    Somewhere in the land of Oz
    Should be right to come under the budget if you can get a deal on stone. Photos and drawings please;)
     
  10. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    image.jpg image.jpg
    I'm going to remove the wall at the end of the benchtop on the window side and take out all the walls and cabinets on the oven side and put an island bench there. I will also bring the island closer to the window.
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    I don't have any drawings of my plans. I just do it as I go.
     
  12. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    The stone will be at cost price. He done my bathroom benchtop for free and it was a 1800 bench with 2 undermount sinks
     
  13. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    image.jpg
    I am removing the wall that the TV backs onto
     
  14. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    5,379
    Location:
    Somewhere in the land of Oz
    Be easier than painting it! ;)

    How will the lounge room work?

    Is it 2 story? or are you using steel to keep the size down to be less obtrusive
     
  15. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    The lounge will be where the TV is now facing the way the TV currently is facing and the TV will be wall mounted on the wall where the lounge is. Pretty much just swapping lounge and TV around lol. The lounge will back onto the new island benchtop.

    I am using steel because the span is nearly 7m and I am concealing the steel in the roof void as its a single storey house
     
  16. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    The steel will be supporting the roof load after I remove the load bearing walls and I also need to run hanging beams off the steel beam to support the ceiling joists and break up the ceiling span
     
    bob shovel likes this.
  17. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    image.jpg

    Blue highlight is walls that will be removed and purple highlight is the kitchen cabinetry
     
  18. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    5,379
    Location:
    Somewhere in the land of Oz
    Good drawing! Pictures are easier than words!
    That will open it up real nice, i know the house type. Where in syd?
    steel makes sense now, that's a good sized beam. you got a ginger beer to size it up?
     
    Brian84 likes this.
  19. Brian84

    Brian84 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    961
    Location:
    Sydney
    Prestons near Liverpool area.
    No ginger beer just going to over engineer it myself like they always do
     
  20. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18th Jun, 2015
    Posts:
    5,379
    Location:
    Somewhere in the land of Oz
    Haha good idea.maybe delete that post to prevent any attention to your choice of engineer ;)