Cabinets are available in many different designs, colors, and materials, such as wood, glass, and laminate. From decorative hardware like knobs to painting and sanding, cabinetry professionals can do it all. The art of refinishing and refacing takes many years to perfect. Although no formal education is required to enter this field, many professionals do have backgrounds in art or interior design.
Special skills to possess include attention to detail, technical proficiency in cabinet installation and repair, good communication, time management skills, and an eye for design. They may offer many techniques to achieve varied looks for cabinets and cupboards. Some may be proficient in faux finish and distressing techniques, while others may focus on simple stains and paint for wooden cabinetry.
Professionals in this industry may carve out a niche for themselves to stand out, such as specializing in remodeling antique cabinet doors, drawers, displays, and furniture. Consumers who would rather take on a home DIY project may consult websites of these home improvement stores, contractors, and cabinet makers to get ideas.
Related fields include cabinet makers, kitchen and bathroom cabinet repairing and remodeling, and custom built cabinets. All of these professions are dedicated to improving a home's cabinetry, whether through extensive remodeling measures or simple hardware changes.
Cabinet resurfacing and refinishing professionals may offer services such as sanding, refacing, painting, glazing, and installation. They may offer free estimates and consultations as well. Many companies also feature web sites that are very informative and let the consumer know the answers to their questions through FAQs.
Professionals in the cabinet resurfacing and refinishing arena should be able to offer recommendations on the best oak, cherry, and pine cabinets for consumers' needs, what hardware would look best, and what else can be done to improve the look of a kitchen or bathroom.