If you are looking to update your kitchen, or if you’ve recently bought a home with an out-dated kitchen, you may be thinking about how you can fix your old kitchen cabinets. Sometimes all kitchen cabinets need is refacing or a splash of paint. However, there are other times when a quick fix just doesn’t do the trick. You want to avoid solutions that are easy in the short-term but result in even worse long-term damage. Here’s how to tell that you need to invest in replacement cabinets.
The Original Cabinets are Inexpensive
Let’s face it: we often get what we pay for. If your kitchen has cheap, low-grade cabinets, then it’s likely that they will need to be replaced. The good news is that if your replacement cabinets are of a higher grade, then you won’t have to worry about needing to replace them again for a long time.
The Cabinet Structure is Damaged
If your cabinets have damage from mold, water, or pests, then there is really nothing that can be done to save them. The integrity of the structure is key for maintaining solid, stable cabinetry. Damaged wood needs to be replaced with new wood that won’t be in danger of collapsing. It’s also a good idea to discover the source of the erosion–whether it be a termite infestation or a leaky pipe–and fix the problem before your new cabinets are installed.
The Cabinets Smell
Oftentimes, old cabinets smell musty, moldy, or just downright bad. In these cases, the cabinets have likely absorbed bad odors directly into the wood. It’s very difficult to get rid of bad odors in cabinetry; you’re likely to save a lot of frustration and money down the drain by just opting to have your cabinets replaced from the get-go.
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