3 Signs It’s Time To Upgrade Your Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets: 3 Signs It’s Time To Upgrade

It’s a given in the world of remodeling that kitchen cabinets are one of the most expensive upgrades a homeowner can pay for, so it’s no wonder that people are reluctant to do an upgrade on impulse and work with a contractor for kitchen cabinets. However, there are some situations where it becomes a necessity, and here are three of the situations that call for it.

Moisture Has Compromised The Cabinets

Most cabinets are made with some wood material or grain. As a result, they are susceptible to moisture. Normally, this isn’t a huge issue, but moisture can get trapped in the wood grain. This can happen due to spills of fluid within the cabinet or leaks in the roof or walls that make their way to the cabinet.

The result is moisture getting in, resulting in a musty smell or sometimes even causing the cabinets to swell as they take on more water. It’s incredibly difficult to repair at this stage, and replacement is a better option.

Cabinets Have Degraded

If cabinets have not been properly installed or used for too long, some type of degradation can occur. Years of cooking, for example, may have warped the frames due to steam. Poor installation can, over time, lead to the frames moving out of position.

When physical warping is apparent, this is extremely difficult to repair.

You’ve Just Moved Into An Old House

Of course, the most common reason to get new cabinets is if you’ve just bought an older property and it’s clear the cabinets haven’t been updated for some time. Quality cabinets can last decades, but that can also mean they’ve looked outdated for decades.

If you want to enjoy your new home with many years of cabinet use ahead or prepare for the day when you might want to sell and add value to your property, working with a contractor for kitchen cabinets is a great way to do it right.

If you’re looking for work on your cabinets, contact us today.