When to Replace Kitchen Cabinets
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When to Replace Kitchen Cabinets
With every kitchen, there comes a time when replacing the kitchen cabinets is just inevitable. As one of the most-used items in the house, kitchen cabinets are prone to getting chipped, scratched, or damaged. These deteriorated surfaces play a major role in the overall feel of your kitchen––and even the rest of your house! But how do you know when it is time to replace your kitchen cabinets?
While every kitchen is unique, it is a good idea to replace your kitchen cabinets if you are doing a kitchen remodel and painting the existing cabinets is cost-prohibitive or not practical. This is typically the case when kitchen cabinets have water damage, broken hardware, or panels that are past the point of repair. CertaPro Painters® is here to help you determine if replacing kitchen cabinets is the right choice for you!
Should I Repaint or Replace my Kitchen Cabinets?
Budget is always a major consideration with home improvement projects. The cost to replace your kitchen cabinets is drastically different than the cost to paint them. Painting your kitchen cabinets is by far the less expensive option. However, keep in mind that the cost of materials does not factor in how much time and energy you’ll be putting into the project if you paint them yourself. Additionally, if any problems arise, the cost can quickly get out of hand.
On the other hand, replacing cabinets will cost you closer to $10,000 depending on how much customization you are looking for. Homeowners tend to choose this option if they are preparing for a new kitchen cabinet layout, needing to update the materials of the kitchen cabinets, or looking for improved functionality. Keep in mind that while this option will cost you more upfront, you’ll be spending less money on upkeep and restoration moving forward.
What to Consider Before Updating Kitchen Cabinets
Before you choose whether to reface or repaint your kitchen cabinets, do a close inspection on what you have on hand. Here are a few key questions to ask before jumping into your kitchen cabinet project:
- What materials are your kitchen cabinets made of? Synthetic materials, such as particleboard or thermofoil, rarely take well to refurbishing. Metal cabinets can also be difficult to work with.
- Are your current cabinets up to handle change? Unfortunately, some cabinets are simply not in good enough shape to accept new hardware. It may take less time, money, and effort to start over.
- Are you satisfied with your current cabinet situation? If you have lived in your house for a longer period of time, you may be looking to make more significant changes to your kitchen. By replacing kitchen cabinets, you have the option to make the cabinets of your dreams. Taller cabinets, more elegant designs, and better layout are all achievable when you choose to replace instead of reface.
Get a Professional Finish with CertaPro Painters®
If you’re happy with the condition of your kitchen cabinets, painting is a great way to save money and update the feel of your kitchen without replacing the cabinets entirely. However, taking on the project yourself can take up a lot of time and energy. To get the best results in the shortest amount of time, CertaPro Painters® kitchen cabinet services are here to help!
Our painting professionals will take care of everything required to get the best finish possible. We do everything from prep work, to installing new hardware, to cleaning up the mess. We can even help you find the perfect color to match your remodel.
All you need to do to get started is give us a call or request an estimate online! CertaPro Painters® is dedicated to certainty and customer satisfaction. We look forward to working with you!