Signs You Need to Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets

Our faithful kitchen cabinets will need replacing eventually, just as a favorite old auto can start costing us with ever-mounting repair expenses too. Before deciding that, just how long can we expect our kitchen cabinets to last? The short answer to that depends on the quality of the material used when installing the cabinetry.

Long-Lasting Kitchen Cabinets

Quality cabinets can enjoy a lifespan of as much as 50 years, proving that these centerpieces of our kitchens are one of the most enduring components in our homes. However, time comes when ‘change is as good as a holiday’, as the old saying goes! A superb kitchen is a potential decisive factor when selling and moving. Therefore, we need to decide whether to revamp, or go the whole hog and replace all the kitchen cabinets.

Can Revamping Kitchen Cabinets Work?

Yes, it can and it could prove less expensive than ripping out old cabinets and replacing with new ones. It all depends on budgeting the job carefully, remembering to allow for the cost of a kitchen cabinet handyman to do the resurfacing if you are not the DIY type. Some homeowners begin restoring original cabinets, and regret they didn’t opt for replacement when almost done.

Signs that You Need to Replace Kitchen Cabinets

If your cabinets are swollen, or doors and drawers are not closing snugly, you could be experiencing water damage. Most kitchen cabinets are wood crafted and are vulnerable to moisture. Perhaps you have an unseen leak, but you need to find it when replacing the cabinets.

If the overall cabinet functionality is frustrating, it could be time to replace rather than repair. Even if the cabinets are still pleasing to the eye, it does not help if they do not work properly.

Moldy cabinets not only look awful, the odor mold gives off does not belong in any room, let alone the kitchen. Mold can grow where you cannot see, down the backs, sides and bases of your cabinets, for example. Over time, mold will compromise the integrity of kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen in General

Good time to take into consideration any other appliances and kitchen features that might need replacement soon. A good opportunity to rethink the design around the new fixtures. A survey by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB for short) reveals some interesting statistics regarding the life span of kitchen features (all averages):

  • Sinks: 5-10 years
  • Faucet: 15 years
  • Cabinets: 50 years
  • Dishwasher: 9 years
  • Gas Range: 15 years
  • Refrigerator: 13 years
  • Countertops in marble: 20 years
  • Countertops in natural stone: lifetime

According to this survey, replacing your kitchen cabinets suggests they are going to last a long time. It is important to choose a design to complement your appliances and furnishings.

Remembering that well-presented kitchens are potential home sellers, perhaps selecting a classic style cabinet makes the safest long-term investment. Or, you can find balance between your taste and current kitchen trends. Always remember you are going to live in that space, so it needs to work for you, both in terms of style and function.

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