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Ames Cabinet Refinishers

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  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea R.
Verified review

Steve and his team painted the entire first floor of our house - kitchen cabinets, walls and trim. It was a huge job and it took a bit longer than anticipated, but Steve was dedicated and a hard worker. He cared about making us happy. Steve was very reasonably priced and we are satisfied with the finished job.

Grandview Construction
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 62 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn C.
Verified review

Grandview Construction put in a new microwave and vented it to the outside. They did an excellent job. The vent goes through the existing cabinet and out the top. They built a box to hide the pipe that matches the cabinets very well. They also replaced two lights for us. We would hire them again and recommend them to others.

Waukee CabinetWorks
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 24 years in business
Dennis B.
Verified review

I've been a home builder/general contractor in the Des Moines area for 27 years,and started working with Jason over 3 years ago. He's one of the best carpenters I've been associated with,and his trim and cabinet work are amazing! We've worked together on several projects and have consistently turned out excellent work and satisfied customers. Give Jason and his guys a try-you won't be disappointed.

  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Cinda B.
Verified review

I hired Jordan Blunck from P.A.D. (Professional Application and Design) to paint our oak kitchen cabinets white. We LOVED the result so much that I also hired Jordan to paint the woodwork and trim white as well as painting three rooms, the main foyer and hallways. Jordan's attention to detail, fair pricing, and policy of customer satisfaction is outstanding.

J&S Painting
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Albie C.
Verified review

Jay and his guys provided refinishing of our hardwood floors and trim work for our house we recently purchased. The floor is red oak and they sanded it down to its natural state and finished it with 3 coats of poly. The results were beautiful and we received many awesome comments regarding the floors thus far. I would recommend J&S to anyone. I would also encourage anyone who uses J&S to talk with them thoroughly regarding your project before you start. There were some points during the project where both contractor and client were on a different page however these issues were rectified. Bottomline: great work, customer service-oriented, friendly and fairly priced.

Justen Downing
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Amy L.
    Verified review

    Justen did an excellent job with various projects in our beloved home; from removing/rebuilding walls, refinishing trim, drywall repair, and counter installation. His work ethic, reliability, and competitive pricing make him an great fit for many projects; inside and out. We'll be hiring him again soon...I just have to figure out which project I wan to start next!

    Woodworks

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      About

      Our company has been providing professional and affordable services in the area of Newton, IA since 1983. We offer kitchen cabinets, custom cabinets, counter tops, cabinet maker, stain finish work and cabinet store.

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      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How do you refinish kitchen cabinets?

      If you’re ready for a new look and feel in your kitchen but don’t want to replace the cabinet layout or your cabinet doors, refinishing your existing kitchen cabinets is a great option. To be a good candidate for cabinet refinishing, your cabinet boxes and doors need to be in good condition. Cabinet refinishing includes taking down your doors, sanding or stripping the surface, preparing the doors with primer as needed, refinishing them with as many coats of stain or paint are necessary, then re-hanging them in their original locations. If you’re not in love with your kitchen cabinet layout, talk to a designer or contractor about creating an alternative. Refinishing simply means adding new shine to the existing setup, so if you’re dying to have a pull-out pantry or maximize wall space by going flush to the ceiling, you may want a different approach. Functional and stylish ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets can be similar in cost to refacing your existing cabinets, so keep the budget-friendly RTA option in mind when making decisions.

      How do you resurface cabinets?

      Resurfacing kitchen cabinets means that you retain your original cabinet boxes and existing cabinet layout and simply remove and replace the front layer of your cabinet doors. Cabinet resurfacing can also entail replacing damaged cabinet doors, keeping those that are in good shape, and installing a new surface on all of them. Cabinet resurfacing may also refer to a decision to completely change out cabinet doors because they are damaged or their style is out of date, but keeping the existing cabinet boxes and layout.

      If you’re handy and have all the proper tools, cabinet resurfacing can be a DIY project, especially if you’re simply repainting. However, if you’re not comfortable removing and replacing your cabinet doors, doing precision measurements and cutting, or working with sanders and power tools, then this may be a project better left to the pros. You or your handyman or cabinet installation specialist will remove all cabinet door and drawer fronts and all hardware, then prepare the surfaces for a new layer. The pros should also update the veneer or laminate the frames to match. Once the new laminate, veneer or surface has been applied and new hardware installed, your cabinet doors and drawers are hung once more in their original locations. The national average cost for refacing cabinets is $5,000.

      Can you resurface laminate cabinets?

      Resurfacing laminate cabinets is an affordable and relatively easy way to give an outdated kitchen a fresh new look. If your existing cabinets are in good shape and you like your current cabinet layout, putting a fresh face on your kitchen could mean simply painting over the current laminate or putting a new laminate surface on the doors and drawers. Cabinet resurfacing may be possible for the capable DIY homeowner, but if you don’t have the proper tools or the know-how, it’s wise to call a handyman or a cabinet installation specialist to ensure you have a professional-looking outcome. To make sure your kitchen is right for cabinet resurfacing (as opposed to completely replacing your cabinets), ask yourself:

      • Do I like the layout of my current cabinets?
      • Are the cabinet boxes structurally sound?
      • Are the floor and framing in good condition to keep cabinets supported over time?
      • Are the cabinets free of water or wood damage?

      How much does it cost to refinish kitchen cabinets?

      Cabinet refinishing revives dull or dinged-up doors and drawers. The cost of cabinet refinishing will vary based on factors such as the number of linear feet of cabinetry you have, the amount of nicks and scratches that need repair, the level of detail on your cabinets, and more. The pros typically will remove the cabinet doors and then sand or strip them down to create a beautifully smooth new surface. After prepping the surface with primer as needed, the pros may then repaint or stain the doors to give them a new lease on life. Cabinets with intricate detail or extensive surface damage will likely cost more to refinish, as they will take more time and effort. Keep in mind that you should only elect to do cabinet refinishing if the cabinet boxes are structurally sound and you plan to keep your current kitchen layout for a number of years. The investment will be wasted if the cabinet boxes are in disrepair and will need replacement soon, or if you’re planning a remodel in two years. The national average price range for cabinet refinishing is between $1,500 and $6,000.

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