A full kitchen renovation sometimes is expensive, especially if you choose to replace entire kitchen cabinets.
However, replacement of kitchen doors is a great and quick way to give the most important room in your house a new life, with a small fraction of the cost. You’ll be surprised at the difference the new kitchen doors can make to the overall look and feel of your kitchen. With various designs and door styles available – from contemporary handleless and high gloss options to traditional wood grain and shaker styles – you can go from modern to country chic in an instant. The first thing you need to consider for new custom made kitchen doors is to decide on the right style.
Our replacement kitchen door ranges come in both standard sizes and bespoke, made to measure designs, making it possible to update even the most awkward of spaces.
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By combining our plywood kitchen doors, drawer fronts and worktops, you can create Nordic, Scandi and IKEA style kitchens.
We supply bespoke plywood kitchen doors, drawer fronts, and plywood panels to fit existing kitchen cabinets. Also, we use the latest CNC technology to make standard or non-standard cupboard doors to accommodate any unusual requests.
Melamine-faced doors give the aesthetic of hardwood and concrete doors at a budget price. Created from a combination of compressed wood particles and encased in a resin and paper finish, these doors come in a wide range of styles and colours, making it easy to create a bespoke look to suit your kitchen. The melamine door edges are sealed with ABS/PVC hot melt glue or laser edges.
Thermofoil doors are normally formed on a single piece of MDF that is wrapped by vinyl membranes. Thermofoil doors can be of great value for money in a long-term period. Although the price is higher than the melamine and lacquer doors, it has a longer life span than the other two options. This type of kitchen door come with finish either gloss, matt or even wood grain texture. We partnered with Dezainateck products, you can browse here for colour options.
Acrylic Doors are a premium door option that brings a modern feel and look to any room. Ideal for both home and office applications. Acrylic doors are 18mm thick with a 1mm Acrylic layer face and back with MDF (E0) Substrate. There are two finishes available – High Gloss Finish and Velvet Finish. The gloss-finish is unlike anything else, the appearance is very reflective. The matt acrylic finish is non-reflective nature, it makes a kitchen high in quality and elegance. Both finishes are UV and incredible scratch-resistant, they have matched laser and standard edging available.
The cost is determined by many factors. In many cases, kitchen cabinet door replacement doesn’t only involve the door itself, but also involves cupboards, drawer fronts, replacing hinges, replacing or upgrading drawer runners (for example upgrading current drawer runners to Blum, Hettich, etc.), or extra labour for removing panels as well as the installation. So, there are many things need to be considered and inspected onsite to determine what options can be done at what cost. Based on our experience, the price range to replace and install cupboard doors and drawer fronts ranges from $2,200 +GST to $8,600 +GST.
To request an estimate, you could send through pictures of your current kitchen or cabinetry. We will need a couple of photos and a picture to show internal carcass to check the possibility for new hardware.
Once we receive the pictures and your requirements, we will work out the estimate and email it to you as soon as we can. If we are not able to work out the price from the pictures you sent through, we do supply site visit and measurement service at $90+GST for the first hour, minimum 1 hour, then 15-minute increments. Also, we will email you a formal quote after the onsite measurement.
In short, the reason kitchen door replacement is so expensive is due to the work and effort required, the quality of material required to make them, and the type of kitchen cabinets or hardware required.
You might also think that most kitchen cabinet makers have standard sizes for doors, but there are not “standard sizes” in New Zealand. That might seem strange, but it is because if we look back to 15 or 20 years ago, machinery automation was not as good as it is today, and so most cabinet makers have their own “standard size”. For example, some cabinet makers use a 720mm body, some use 732mm, some use 760mm, 780mm, 798mm …
So, for each kitchen door replacement job, we have to measure each door size, hinge hole location, and check the hardware runners, etc. This is a big job! On average, we spend about 2 hours onsite just to make sure we have the right measurements.
For new kitchens and doors, the hinge holes and handle holes are usually predesigned by a computer and predrilled by machines in the factory, but for kitchen door replacement we need to copy all of the old hinge holes onto new doors, which is a time-consuming process.
Another challenge that can happen with kitchen door replacement is having an unlevel floor. In many cases, the existing kitchen floor is not level. From one point of the floor to another point, the floor level might change 10 – 20mm. When this happens, there can be a great deal of difficulty in adjusting the gaps of kitchen doors and drawer fronts properly.
I would say this is depends on the situation. If you want to give the kitchen a quick facelift and sell the house quickly, kitchen door replacement is a good option.
Similarly, replacing kitchen doors is a quick and cost-effective way to enhance a rental property quickly before new tenants arrive or for passing regulations. You can bring in the doors to us and we can copy and drill the hinge holes for you. Then you can do the replacement yourself to save money.
Getting an entirely new kitchen can be very expensive – $15K or more in New Zealand. If this is out of your budget, but the kitchen carcass looks good, a kitchen door replacement is a great way to upgrade a kitchen. Simply choose the door materials that you want for the upgrade, and you have a much cheaper option for what feels like a new kitchen.
The short answer is yes. The only type of kitchen cabinet doors that we can’t simply replace are the very old face frame style. Most kitchens with these types of doors were built 30 years ago, and the door likely has a lot of wear and tear. In addition, the cabinet structure is usually either not able to match today’s European kitchen systems or not strong enough to hold the new doors.
If you would like to get an estimate for kitchen door replacement, simply email us a couple of pictures for the existing kitchen and your requirement of materials. No matter the kitchen, I can work out a ballpark figure and get it to you quickly.
At this stage, we only supply installation service in West Auckland, North Shore City, and Auckland City. Kitchen door replacement sometimes needs panel modification or it might need to be fixed in the workshop by CNC or panel saw. It’s not very cost-effective to ship doors back and forth for these services, as this will increase the labour and travelling costs, so we work in these areas to make sure we can get you the best service at the best price.
Get estimates for your kitchen door replacement project. Simply email us a picture or two of the existing kitchen, we will work out an estimate of the job.
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