Signs That It Might Be Time To Install New Kitchen Cabinets

Posted on: 23 April 2018

Is your house getting up there in age? If so, there it might be time to start working on a renovation or remodel. But if you're not ready to redo an entire room, you could start by making a few changes on specific elements of your home like the kitchen cabinets. Here are some ways to tell if your kitchen cabinets are ready to be replaced.

Warping or Water Damage

The most obvious way to tell that the time has come to talk to someone about constructing new kitchen cabinets is if there is significant visual damage such as warping or water damage. The outsides could be de-laminated, or the wood might be changing colors. There could also be signs of mold or other disgusting growths inside the cabinet. If any of this sounds like the cabinets in your home, you have a pretty easy choice to make.

It's Getting Harder to Open and Close or Just Keep It All Together

Warping or mold might make your decision easy but sometimes a cabinet can look fine but still need to be replaced. Take a moment and actually pay attention to each cabinet door as you open and close it. How difficult is it to complete this simple task? If you notice that it has become significantly more difficult to open and close the doors or if you find yourself treating the doors very delicately because you are afraid something will break, then you have your answer. Other possible physical signs you might want to watch out for include the cabinets going "soft" meaning the wood will actually move inward if you push in on it. Structurally sound cabinets can handle some pressure without having a panel move. 

You Could Use a Better Layout

Finally, you don't have to wait for things to fall apart to get new kitchen cabinets installed. Even if your current cabinets are in relatively good shape, you could be growing more and more frustrated with the cabinets layout. If the cabinet goes so deep that you have to remove items in the front to reach items in the back, it might be time to install a cabinet with a better design like multiple shelves.

If you are thinking about getting new kitchen cabinets, reach out to a local contractor like Logan Construction. Someone who specializes in kitchen cabinet construction can help you come up with a design that will improve your daily life and increase your storage options.