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Refacing Options and Custom Modifications

At Better Than New Kitchens we pride ourselves in our ability to create the quality kitchen you desire, whether it be a classic kitchen or one with all the bells and whistles. Not only do you need to consider the look and feel of your kitchen, but you also need to think about functionality. Having a kitchen that’s functional and intuitive, where everything is in the right place, makes all the difference. And there’s no better timing than to make these enhancements part of your kitchen cabinet refacing project. Better Than New Kitchens is able to provide you with options and customizations for you kitchen refacing project. Here are some important features you should definitely consider including in your kitchen reface.



Kitchen Island Facade - option one

Better Than New Phoenix Before and After Glass Block to Espresso Dark Brown Solid Wood Island


Finished panels and columns added to the base of your island will dress up this highly visible kitchen element, and make your kitchen even nicer.



Garbage Pullouts


So you paid for a beautiful kitchen remodel, and you want to put your old trashcan on the side of the island? No way! Get that trash behind a cabinet door! If I could tell you one thing that you most definitely need in your kitchen, it’s a garbage pullout. Preferably a double, for trash and recycling. Most double units take up a mere 18″ of space and all come standard with soft-close sliders. Whether you choose to put it under the sink, in a pantry, or in a handy pull-out drawer like this one, this is one feature you will use every day, so convenience is paramount. Trust me on this, get a garbage pullout!



Double-Stacked Upper Cabinets


Double stacked cabinets are thought highly of and sought after. They can increase your storage space, open the door for dazzling displays or give your space a finished look. Many kitchens don’t have upper cabinets that reach to the ceiling. Sometimes there is anywhere from several inches to several feet of empty space between the cabinets and the ceiling. If you’re wanting additional storage and have at least a foot of space to spare, double-stacked cabinets can provide it. It’s a great alternative to building all new, taller cabinets. This can be much more expensive and it’s as visually interesting. During your kitchen reface, Better Than New Kitchens can add upper cabinets to your existing ones. It can add height, a strong design aesthetic without looking bulky or oversized. This option is often paired with glass front doors and display lighting. It’s a great way to show off decorative pieces and increase the overall appeal of your kitchen.



Pantry Shelf Pullouts


Pull out pantry shelves make good use of the space you already have but cannot easily access. No more reaching back in deep dark cabinets or forgetting what you have back there! Our pantry shelves are made locally with Baltic birch wood, come standard with soft-close sliders and are rated to support up to 150lbs of canned goods and other pantry items and appliances.


cabinets with pullout

Blind Corner Rack Kitchen Cabinet Reface


No more sagging shelves! Upgrade your lower cabinets with pullout shelves made from Baltic birch wood that come standard with soft-close sliders. They are rated to support up to 150lbs. So, your appliances, pots and pans are secure. Do you have an awkward corner cabinet that’s difficult to access? Better Than New offers many solutions, including the innovative blind corner rack pictured above.



Farm house sinks


Farm house sinks, also known as apron-front sinks, have been around for decades, but have recently experienced a renaissance. People are coveting that modern farmhouse chic vibe that this sink offers. With it’s large volume basin and beautiful exposed outer wall, it adds that extra something to your kitchen giving it a luxurious feel. These types of sinks have a unique installation process that requires a custom countertop and cabinet cut which allows the front-facing portion to remain bare and slightly protruding. Better Than New Kitchens are able to either build a new cabinet to house and support your farmhouse sink, or, in many cases, we are able to modify the existing sink cabinet to support the farmhouse sink.



Glass Doors

Kitchen Remodel in Scottsdale by BTNK refinished red wood cabinets

Cross Reed Glass Kitchen Cabinets Decorative Glass Upper Kitchen Cabinets

Rain Glass on Shaker Maple Kitchen Cabinet door


Add complimentary texture to your kitchen with glass door accents. There are many options to choose from when selecting glass doors for your kitchen cabinet reface: frosted, clear, seeded, reeded, stained glass and more.



  • Door to drawer conversions
  • Full extension drawers
  • Soft-close drawers
  • Dovetail wood drawer boxes
  • Wine racks
  • Tray storage dividers
  • Custom Fridge and Dishwasher panels
  • Pull-out spice racks
  • On-counter appliance garage
  • Internal drawer dividers
  • Corner storage


In addition to upgrading your existing kitchen with specialty options and modifications, Better Than New offers custom new build features such as new kitchen islands, display nooks, floating shelves and cabinet expansions. To learn more about new build option, please visit our New Build page.

Let’s get started on your kitchen refacing or refinishing project!

How to Get Started

  1. E-mail pictures of your kitchen; 3 or 4 pictures is all we need.
  2. Do a quick measurement of your cabinets. Use our guide (pdf) for how to measure.
  3. Visit our Gallery Page and pick which style and color best fits the kitchen you are looking for. (If you don't see what you want, don't worry. We have hundreds more style options for you to choose from. Just send us a description.)
  4. In addition to your pictures and measurements, please include your name, phone number and address / cross streets.
  5. You can expect a prompt call back and an emailed quote. One of the owners will come to you with real wood samples, color options and will discuss the Better Than New refacing process.
Owner, Dan Oldejans

Owner, Dan Oldejans

Built-in wine rack replaced with new build cabinet

Custom floating shelves corner display nook

Mid Century Modern Custom Angled Crown Molding

Custom mid-century modern crown molding with shaker doors

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