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post #16 of 21
i am still waiting for the day my husband gives me the "ok" to call and have my horrible cabinets just torn out or at least re-faced. They are the original cabs (about 28 yrs old) and all the doors are literally falling off the hinges. It was cheap construction to begin with--love the 70's, so they are almost not worth the effort to paint again, but i have to do something! We started replacing major appliances, and the pretty new ones only made the rest of the kitchen look worse. its pretty tragic!
post #17 of 21
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Mine were installed in 1968! But I priced cabinets for my very large kitchen and it was $10,000 (US) BEFORE installation! Mine are not falling from hinges, just dingy and old... but paint's going to have to do.

I had to fire my tile man today...so the project is on hold until I find a new one....

boo-hoo!
post #18 of 21
A tip for the falling hinges, sometimes new screws will not help that. It's the wood that is getting old and has stripped out. Try getting some toothpicks and wood putty. Dip your toothpick into the wood putty and push it into the hole as far as it will reach. Break it off at the end if it's hanging out. Let this dry for a day then put your hinges back on. This should help tighten the hole from being loose. Also if your not concerned about your hinges being painted, paint over them. The paint once dry will help them stay put for awhile. Re-facing them is really just alot of elbow grease. Get your self some new hardware, sand, prime and paint. I bet that will give your old cabinets a nice look. You can also make old cabinets look new by adding some small trim to the center of your cabinets. You get your trim make a square frame to fit in the center of your doors and ta-da new cabinets. Also adding trim molding to the top of the cabinets would be nice. Good luck!
Cali4dawn sorry to hear your project is delayed. Wish I could be there to help you out! Good Luck!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 21
How frustrating for you, but hang in there. The home I have was built in 1960 and still has all the orginal cabinets, and while they aren't falling apart they do need to replaced as they are chipping and just plain ugly as far as I am concerned. In the last ten years we have remodeled or updated every other room in this house but the kitchen/dining room is going to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $25,000 so guess I'll be living with this outdated kitchen a bit longer. Sorry I don't live close to you because I'd love to come help. Good luck on finding a new tile guy!
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post #20 of 21
My house was 145 yrs old when we bought it in 75, and we added on about 20 years ago. I got a whole new kitchen after we added on. We've slowly redone every rom but one bedroom. It's a very slow process here as we do everything ourselves. I feel for those of you in the midst of redoing. It's wonderful when it's finished though. Ü
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post #21 of 21
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145! Very cool! Mine was built in 1941 and has several additions. You can tell where the original homestead house was (now the living room). It's a very cool house.... but not one of these new style homes by any means... No open floor plan... I love my kitchen to be able to be closed off. No cat hair in my cakes!!! And super huge rooms.... I love it.

I got someone here this morning already.. so the project is back on.
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