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IKEA Metod cabinets are known for their modular design, allowing for customisable kitchen layouts that cater to various needs and styles. With proper care, these cabinets typically have a lifespan of 25 years. However, sometimes things don't last as long as we expect them to—so what if they’ve started wearing out already?


Door refacing is an excellent way to upgrade your kitchen without the expense and hassle of replacing your entire cabinet system. By simply updating the doors, you can achieve a fresh, modern look while preserving the existing cabinet structure. This cost-effective solution not only saves money but also reduces waste, making it an environmentally friendly choice.

The Kitchen Door Company (TKDC) specialises in supplying high-quality, custom cabinet doors designed for Ikea Metod. Our extensive range of styles and finishes allows for personalised customisation, ensuring a perfect match for your aesthetic preferences. With a focus on durability and craftsmanship, our products offer a superior solution for refacing your Ikea Metod kitchen cabinet.

Why Choose TKDC Doors for Your IKEA Metod Cabinets


Choosing TKDC doors for your IKEA Metod cabinet refacing is an excellent decision because of its outstanding quality and durability. TKDC doors are crafted from high-quality materials, ensuring they withstand daily wear and tear while maintaining their appearance over time. This makes them a reliable and long-lasting solution for your kitchen refacing needs.

We offer a wide variety of door styles and finishes, allowing you to find the perfect match for your kitchen's aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for modern, sleek designs or classic, timeless looks, our extensive selection ensures you can customise your cabinets to reflect your style.

Accessories & Hardware

Apart from doors, we also offer a wide range of accessories and hardware to complete your kitchen transformation when refacing your IKEA Metod cabinets. Our selection includes stylish handles, knobs, soft-close hinges, and drawer slides, all designed to enhance both the functionality and aesthetics of your cabinets. 

Our extensive array of accessories and hardware allows you to fully customise your kitchen to meet your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for sleek, modern handles to complement a contemporary design or traditional, ornate knobs for a classic look, TKDC has options to suit every style. Our soft-close hinges and drawer kits not only add a touch of luxury but also improve the longevity and performance of your cabinets, preventing wear and tear from everyday use.


This all-in-one approach ensures that every detail of your refacing project is perfectly coordinated and of the highest quality. By choosing TKDC, you benefit from the convenience of sourcing all your refacing components from one trusted supplier. This simplifies the process and ensures that all elements of your kitchen work seamlessly together. 

Tools and Materials Needed


To successfully reface your IKEA Metod cabinets with TKDC doors, you'll need a few basic tools. These include a screwdriver, drill, measuring tape, level, pencil, and utility knife. These tools will help you remove old doors, measure accurately, and install your new TKDC doors with precision.


In addition to tools, you'll need specific materials for your refacing project. This includes the TKDC doors, hinges, screws, and new handles or knobs. Having all materials on hand before starting ensures a smooth and uninterrupted workflow.

Safety Equipment 

Safety should always be a priority during any DIY project. Make sure to wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges and splinters. Safety glasses are also essential to shield your eyes from dust and debris while drilling and installing new doors.

Step-by-Step Refacing Guide

Remove Existing Cabinet Doors and Hardware

Begin by carefully removing the current cabinet doors, hinges and handles using a screwdriver. Make sure to keep screws and hardware in a labelled container if they can be reused or recycled.

Clean the Cabinet Frames and Surfaces

Once the old doors are removed, thoroughly clean the cabinet frames and surfaces. Use a mild cleaner to remove any grease, dust, or debris, ensuring a smooth, clean surface for the new doors to adhere to.

Measure the Cabinet Openings Accurately

Use a measuring tape to measure the height and width of each cabinet opening. Double-check your measurements to ensure accuracy, as precise measurements are crucial for a perfect fit of your new doors.

How to Place an Order with TKDC

Visit the TKDC website to customise and place your order. Input your measurements and select your desired style, finish and any additional customisation options. Review your order details carefully before confirming to ensure everything is correct.

Marking and Drilling Holes for Hinges

Once your new doors arrive, use a pencil to mark the positions for the hinges based on your cabinet’s configuration. Carefully drill the necessary holes at the marked positions, ensuring they are correctly aligned.

Attaching Hinges to the Doors

Secure the hinges to the new doors using screws. Ensure the hinges are tightly fastened and positioned correctly to avoid misalignment during installation.

Aligning and Mounting the New Doors to the Cabinet Frames

With the hinges attached, align the new doors with the cabinet frames. Secure the hinges to the cabinet frames using screws, making sure the doors are level and evenly spaced. Use a level to check the alignment and make any necessary adjustments.

Adjusting Door Alignment and Spacing

After the doors are mounted, fine-tune the alignment and spacing. Slight adjustments to the hinges may be necessary to ensure the doors close properly and are evenly spaced.

Adding New Handles or Knobs

Mark the positions for the new handles or knobs on the doors. Drill holes at the marked positions and attach the handles or knobs securely using screws.

Inspecting and Making Final Adjustments

Perform a final inspection to ensure all doors are securely fastened and properly aligned. Make any additional adjustments to hinges, handles, or knobs as needed to achieve a flawless finish. This final step ensures your refaced cabinets look professional and operate smoothly.

Tips for a Successful Refacing Project

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Double-Check Your Measurements

When measuring the height and width of your cabinet openings, it's crucial to double-check each measurement to ensure accuracy. Measure each opening twice, and write down the dimensions immediately to avoid any confusion later.

Use a Reliable Measuring Tape

Invest in a high-quality measuring tape that provides precise measurements. A reliable measuring tape will help you avoid errors that can arise from using worn or inaccurate tools.

Consider Tolerances

When measuring, account for any slight variations or tolerances in your cabinets. If your cabinets are older, they might not be perfectly square, so measure in multiple places and use the smallest measurement to ensure your new doors fit properly.

How to Ensure Doors are Level and Aligned

Use a Level

During installation, always use a level to check the alignment of your doors. Place the level on top of the doors to ensure they are perfectly horizontal, and on the sides to check for vertical alignment. This step is essential to achieve a professional look.

Adjust Hinges Properly

Modern hinges often come with adjustment screws that allow you to fine-tune the position of the doors. Use these adjustment screws to move the doors slightly up, down, left, or right until they are perfectly aligned.

Check Spacing Between Doors

Ensure there is even spacing between all doors and drawers. Uneven gaps can be visually unappealing and may affect the functionality of the doors. Adjust the hinges and hardware as necessary to maintain consistent spacing.

Troubleshooting Common Issues


If your doors are misaligned, check the hinge positions and screws. Loosen the screws slightly, adjust the door to the correct position, and then retighten the screws. Using the adjustment features on the hinges can also help correct minor misalignments.

Gaps Between Doors

If you notice gaps between the doors or between the doors and the cabinet frame, first ensure the doors are properly aligned. If the gaps persist, it may be due to uneven cabinet frames. In such cases, adding shims behind the hinges can help eliminate gaps and ensure a snug fit.

Doors Not Closing Properly

If your doors do not close properly or are rubbing against each other, check the hinge adjustment screws and realign the doors. Additionally, ensure that no screws or hardware are obstructing the doors' movement. If necessary, slightly adjust the positioning of the hinges to allow for smooth operation.

By following these tips and paying attention to detail, you can ensure a successful refacing project that enhances the look and functionality of your kitchen.

Reface Your Ikea Metod Kitchen Doors with TKDC

Refacing your IKEA Metod with TKDC doors offers numerous benefits, including enhanced quality, durability, and a wide variety of styles and finishes. By choosing TKDC, you can customise your kitchen to perfectly match your personal taste and design vision. Additionally, the cost-effectiveness of refacing—compared to a complete cabinet replacement—makes it a smart and economical choice, providing a significant upgrade without breaking the bank.

You can book installation with us If you prefer professional installation, we can connect you with experienced installers to ensure your project is completed to the highest standards. The Kitchen Door Company prides itself on producing high-quality, Australian-made doors at a very affordable rate. Contact us at 08 9456 0165 or where one of our friendly staff will be able to assist you.