Kitchens are the most used and loved rooms in most people’s homes. People spend so much time cooking, cleaning and entertaining in their kitchens but it can feel like a huge commitment to update your kitchen. Cabinets begin to wear out after years and years of use. The signs that cabinets need to be replaced may be less obvious then other aspects of our homes because they may still function but no longer have the appeal they once did. The structure of cabinets may allow you to refinish or paint them rather than replacing them but some cabinets just need to be replaced and cannot be repaired.
If your cabinets are beginning to fall apart this is an obvious sign that they need to be replaced. If the doors are loose, knobs are falling off shelving is rickety or the cabinets are pulling away from the walls it is time to consider replacing your cabinets. Not all cabinets are created equal and if your cabinets are made of a flimsy or cheap material they likely cannot be resurfaced or painted. The investment you’ll make in replacing and repairing lower quality cabinets will be a waste since new drawer fronts and doors will not make them any stronger.
If your cabinets are starting to look terrible it’s time to consider how you can replace or repair them. Broken corners, faded and tired looking materials, stains, cracks, and chipped paint are all issues that may warrant replacing the cabinets. If the hinges have ripped out of the cabinets there is not much you can do to repair these cabinets. Smaller issues can often be repaired but when all the cabinets start to look damaged and worn it’s often a better financial decision to just replace the cabinets.
Cabinets can begin to smell overtime and hold the odors of your kitchen. If your cabinets have begun to smell the only way to fix this is to replace them. Spilled food in moles are two common smells like it into your cabinets and cannot be removed. Oftentimes mold smells in cabinets will transfer to whatever is put in that cabinet including towels, plasticware, food or other materials.
If your cabinets are metal there isn’t much you can do to repair them and replacing them is the only option. Metal cabinets often have dings and dents as well as scratches that cannot be remediated. At one time metal cabinets were chic and trendy but now they just look tired and worn out. There is really no fixing the look of metal cabinets, the only option is replacing them.
If you were looking to change the layout of your cabinets the only real option is to replace the cabinets. Customizing your kitchen is a great option for maximizing your space and custom-made cabinets are a beautiful investment in your home. Custom built cabinets are often a higher quality than store-bought cabinets and this customization can really impact the way your cabinets feel and look. Rebuilding a kitchen around cheap cabinets is throwing good money after bad.
If you have decided to replace your appliances you may find that the cabinets also need to be replaced. Depending on the age of your appliances the opening may not fit new appliances. Putting a shiny new fridge and oven into your dated kitchen will often make your cabinets look worse than they did before you replace the appliances.
Having custom made kitchen cabinets installed in your kitchen can improve the functionality of your space. A custom cabinet builder will work with you to find the perfect functional cabinets for your space. Building a kitchen around how you cook and utilize the space can make all the difference. Sweetwood cabinets offers beautiful custom cabinetry to fit any lifestyle.