Your guide to refacing Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

14 April 2021
Your Guide to refacing Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

Ikea Kitchen Cabinets are usually the go to choice when you are after a more cost effective option, but it can be disheartening when it starts to look outdated and in need of a refresh. Fortunately you don’t need to head back to Ikea for a whole new kitchen, you can reface your Ikea kitchen doors to create a whole new updated look.


The main goal for remodelling a kitchen is to create  

If your cabinet are in good shape, it can be a waste to have them removed and replaced just because the doors no longer look appealing. If you are happy with the currently layout of your Kitchen, refacing your doors and fronts can dramatically change that overall look over your kitchen at a fraction on the cost compared to a full kitchen renovation.


The doors, drawer fronts and panels can be replaced as well as the existing hardware including the handles, hinges and drawer kits.

Its best to remove the doors, drawer fronts and drawers first from the kitchen, keeping the drawer boxes intact and in a safe place until you’re ready to install your new products. You can then determine if your existing hinges are still in good condition and can be re-used, if you are re-using your existing hinges make sure you remove these from the doors and keep aside.


Once you’ve received your new doors its best to install all doors and fronts before drilling any handles in place, this way you can adjust your doors and ensure your handles will all line up.


While replacing just the doors and drawers may be the way to go, unfortunately not every kitchen is suitable for refacing. This doesn’t necessarily relate to the age of the cabinets, but rather the condition. There are a number of factors that can determine whether your Ikea Kitchen Cabinets are suitable for refacing.

Make sure your cabinets have sturdy construction, and don’t have any damage or water damage to the carcass frame. Its also a good idea to check if your cabinets are lacking storage or shelving, in which case it may be worth investing in new cabinetry rather than just replacement Ikea doors.


Cabinet refacing can be an excellent option saving you money and time not having to remodel your whole kitchen. However, make sure this is the right choice for your kitchen and your happy with the condition and layout of your current cabinets.

If your looking to replace your Ikea Kitchen Cabinet doors The Kitchen Door Company offers hundreds of different colours and door styles to transform your kitchen. Contact us today at (08) 9456 0165 or


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