Source: Honolulu Advertiser (June 28, 2009)

Get a new kitchen without having to pay for 'new'

Refacing allows you to resurface your cabinets with new veneers, laminates, countertops and hardware.Refacing allows you to resurface your cabinets with new veneers, laminates, countertops and hardware.Essential Cabinet refaces kitchens to be like new

You want to update your kitchen — brighten it up, make it look bigger, regain some of that lost space in the “dead” corners, perhaps even get some of those new fancy doors and modern countertops. But you can’t imagine really doing it. Will I have to get a second mortgage to pay for it? How many months will it take? Can I live in a ripped apart kitchen?

Refacing is an option that remodelers may not be familiar with. Essential Cabinet Refacing, Inc. has been refacing kitchens for 20 years. They will replace your doors with new doors and resurface the exterior of your cabinets with matching laminate or wood veneer. You choose the style and composition of your new doors.

All the hardware is new, including the hinges, handles and drawer glides. An average job takes 8 – 10 working days, and the cost is less than half that of new cabinets. Get a new kitchen at a fraction of the cost of “new;” add value and beauty to the most important room in the house without breaking the bank.

If your current layout really doesn’t work, Essential Cabinet Refacing, Inc. can help you design a combination of refacing and new custom built cabinets that will suit your needs. Essential Cabinet Refacing, Inc. has all the options: convenient roll-out drawers, lazy susans, wine racks and a variety of countertop materials to choose from, such as Silestone, Corian, Hi-MACS, Staron, granite and more.

Essential Cabinet Refacing, Inc. is a small, family run company celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The company is currently offering a price match guarantee for the same products and specs and is holding a fundraiser to support Hawaii Public Schools; you can win a beachfront condo ($285,000 value) or $170,000 in cash. Go to for details.

Owners Ringo and Michele Pauly have their offices and shop in the Sand Island area at 212 Mohonua Place. Showroom hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information or to schedule a free, no obligation estimate, call 847-7835 or fax 841-6743.