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Resurfacing Kitchen Cabinets: Rejuvenate Your Hardware

By Karin Mangan

In many cases, you might be able to save money when resurfacing kitchen cabinets by re-using the same hardware. A set of brand new handles, hinges, and runners can get pricey, and if yours are not too shabby or outdated, they may just need a little cleaning. It is really a simple process.

Remove all the cabinet doors and take off all the hardware. Go through it all, inspecting it well. Play with the hinges a little to see if they are stiff or loose. Check out the closing mechanisms to see if they are getting old.

If everything still looks good, soak the hardware for about an hour and a half in hot, soapy water. You do not have to use any special solution for this. Dish washing soap is adequate.

Also, when resurfacing cabinets, it is crucial to keep everything organized. This is the point where you might run into a little trouble, especially if you have a lot of little hardware pieces to account for. The answer might be to use different containers and tubs when soaking them to keep the different pieces separate. After soaking, clean the hardware with the right type of cleaner or polish for the material out of which your pieces are made. Give them a nice sparkling polish, and when you are done resurfacing the kitchen cabinets, affix them.

It is certainly not the biggest leverage point to bringing down the cabinet costs, but it does make a difference. The whole idea behind resurfacing kitchen cabinets is twofold - not spending money unnecessarily and not creating unnecessary waste. So this is just another great way to meet those goals.

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