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Old 09-13-2014, 01:42 AM
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I received a few bids on refacing cabinets in four bathrooms. Each bathroom has the same layout/configuration of doors and drawers and I was astonished that it costs around $3300 for new shaker style plywood doors with soft close hinges, drawer boxes with soft close full extension glides , drawer fronts, laminate face frames, moulding and toe kick.

The existing cabinets are 40 years old, solid wood and appear to be good quality, but with bad hinges and drawer boxes that are unfinished on the inside (no paint, edge banding, etc) and have no track or glides. To save money, I'm thinking about keeping the existing doors and buying new soft close hinges and then having a cabinet installer or a refacer install them. For the drawer boxes, I wonder if I could have a cabinet refacer make me a new drawer box, and then reuse the existing face frame so it makes the dummy/false front drawer face frame next to it?

What is a fair price to pay labor wise per door to install new soft close hinges on my existing doors?
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Hinges are easy to install. Same with resurfacing the cabinets/drawers. Way, way, cheaper if you do it yourself. If for what ever reason you cannot do it yourself, or do not have a family member willing to do it, it would not be hard to find someone willing to do it for a few $hundred.
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:21 PM
Location: Houston
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I have no idea what that would cost. We do not get into that at all because some of our cabinet lines are less money than a re-facing job for all new.

I'm sorry I can't be more help.
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:12 PM
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I would not want drawers painted inside. The paint will just chip. Sand and re-stain.

I think you're going to have a hard time finding someone to do such a small job as just changing the hinges.
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