Nearly all kitchen renovations involve taking care of the cabinetry. This is easily done with some fixes, the replacement of hardware, and painting the cabinet doors. It’s the affordable and simple way to refresh the kitchen cabinetry – hence, the entire room without doing much.
But what if the doors squeak or won’t close well? What if their layout is bad, compromising the storage space you should have, based on the kitchen’s size? Or, what if they are simply not your style? Sometimes, there are telltale signs saying that it’s time to get new cabinetry for your kitchen. Do you know how to read them?
Severe kitchen cabinetry damage
It’s easy to tell when the kitchen cabinets are ruined. They are distorted or badly stained due to a recent water damage – a possible reason for your kitchen remodeling, may we add. Damage is not always the result of water leakage but also of old age. Even the best materials wear, at some point. And don’t forget that the kitchen cabinets are daily subjected to all sorts of hardships, especially if they are close to the stove – hood or not. After some years, the upper layer of the cabinet’s material peels off. Colors peel off. And when there’s damage, it’s not a matter of finding kitchen cabinet painting pros but new cabinetry.
The way all kitchen installations are done matters. And this includes the cabinetry too. If the space was wrongly measured, the material was not what you asked for, or the performance of the doors is bad just due to the incorrect installation of the cabinetry, you may thing some changes. What would a bad install be? Bumping your head into the cabinets, when they are open. Or, not reaching them. Of course, when the cabinetry is relatively new, you don’t change it. But if you neglected the problem for a while and there’s already some damage due to distortion, it’s time to consider new cabinets.
Complete kitchen remodel
Are you talking about a completely different kitchen design? You must be remodeling. If this is so, it’s highly likely that you want all things in the room removed and, among all other things, new cabinetry installed too. Replacing the cabinets of the kitchen is included in nearly all home remodeling projects.
Lack of kitchen storage
Do you have cabinets but not enough space? Sometimes, it’s hard to add new cabinets when the existing ones are installed in such a way that there’s no room for anything extra. This often happens with old kitchens, where the need for ample space was not as immense as it is today. In fact, many people are driven from such situations to get started with a kitchen renovation since lack of space brings headaches.
Plus, you enjoy the numerous choices among storage solutions for kitchens. So, it’s not just about getting rid of the old and inconvenient but also saying hello to the new and convenient. Your cabinets may reach the ceiling, taking advantage of the room’s longitude. And you can use the upper shelves of the cabinetry to store things you hardly use but don’t want to throw away either. And that’s only one out of multiple storage ideas out there.
Bad quality and serious damage may be both the prime reasons for replacing cabinetry, but the aesthetics is vital too. If you cannot stand your kitchen, why not change its looks? You may not need a complete kitchen remodel but with a few changes here and there, you can easily make a difference.
Due to the large size, cabinets stand out and give the tone in the kitchen. If you don’t like their style, it’s time to do yourself the favor of getting new cabinets.
Are the cabinets rotten? Do you sense a bad odor every time you open the cabinets and sense this same, bad smell to your glassware too? This may happen due to water leaks or simply when the wall behind the cabinets is moist. Also, in time, some materials may absorb the smells of cooking and start smelling bad. Instead of feeling nausea every time you open the cabinets or empty them so that your items won’t smell too, get new cabinets.