The kitchen cabinets installed in your house can seem very permanent, but there will come the point in time when you need to be realistic about replacing them. Instead of continuously repairing your cabinets or putting a new coat of paint on them, it might be time for new kitchen cabinets in Auburn to give you a fresh, modern layout.
While resurfacing is always an option, it is best to look at the bigger picture. Do your kitchen cabinets still serve you well? Is it time to think about a completely new design? Instead of covering up the problem with resurfacing, you can get incredible results by talking with professionals about a total replacement.
Kitchen Cabinet Lifespan
When your kitchen cabinets are installed, they are built to serve a purpose for many years to come. When you have high-quality cabinets, they may last for 50 years or so. Cabinets are often the longest-lasting element in any kitchen.
If you think it is time to replace, you also need to think about the other appliances and features in your kitchen that may also need to be replaced shortly. These are general guidelines on how long certain kitchen features or appliances tend to last:
- Dishwasher – 9 years
- Sink – 5 to 10 years
- Refrigerator – 13 years
- Faucet – 15 years
- Gas range – 15 years
- Countertops, marble – 20 years
- Cabinets – 50 years
- Countertops, natural stone – lifetime
Taking a look at this list and your current kitchen, if you feel as though any of these elements need replacing soon, you want to keep them in mind when you select your new cabinets. This should be done for both budgetary and style reasons. The cabinets are going to last for such a long time; you will want to go with cabinets that can match the current appliances as well as the newer appliances you may get in the future. This is why many homeowners will go with traditional or classic-style cabinets when it is time to replace them.
Know The Signs Your Cabinets Need Replacing
The cabinets in any kitchen are exposed to elements like steam, spills, water, and more throughout their lifetime. The signs of water damage include:
- De-laminating around the edges
- Warping wood
- Bubbling inside or outside
- Mold growth
- Blackening or changing colors
- No longer opening or closing like normal
You may also start to see that the cabinets are not functioning quite like they used to. If you begin to see that cabinets open wrong or your drawers are getting stuck, it is time to think about a total replacement. Our team at Kitchen Plus will be happy to talk with you about addressing your kitchen cabinet replacement needs.
We have perfected the custom cabinet building and installation process, and it would be our pleasure to help you come up with the ultimate cabinet design for your kitchen!