Cabinets are the face of the most important room in your home – the kitchen. Just like a crooked mustache or bent glasses instantly draw the attention of people who first meet you, so does flaky cabinet paint or cracked wood. Because of this a full cabinet replacement is one of the most costly renovations you can partake in for the kitchen, but also one of the most valuable ones. Here are some reasons why cabinet replacement can work for you.
Some Cabinets Just Aren't Salvageable.
While it's admirable to try and reface an old cabinet instead of going with a replacement, the truth is rotted wood and cracked doors probably simply aren't able to be saved. The phrase 'putting lipstick on a pig' comes to mind and sometimes old cabinets have to be pulled off life support and put out of their misery so they can go to the kitchen in the sky (aka burn pile out back).
The Only Way To Get Better Materials.
Plastic cabinets may have seemed like a great idea at the time but you soon find out they only hold one of your family's coveted 96 ounce beer mugs before bowing in the center. Sometimes upgrading from a tacky metal cabinet to a hearty wood one or even going to a more durable and attractive hardwood is only accomplished by a replacement.
New Cabinets Last Longer.
Granted refacing a cabinet is much cheaper but is it more similar in cost effectiveness as putting a new transmission in an '84 Buick Skylark? Are the old cabinets going to need more refacing in another 3 years or worse yet are they going to disintegrate into ash one day on top of your newly baked bundt cake?
Allows You To Do a Whole New Kitchen Style.
Refacing cabinets creates a new look but it doesn't allow much change on top of that. That being said a cabinet replacement allows you to create an all new kitchen layout and creates the perfect time for a full on remodel which offers even more of a return on your investment. While half the room is in the demo phase, you might as well go the full monty.
Increases the Value of the House.
New cabinets are a big selling point when that time comes. Even if the tiles are popping up from the floor, there's sparks coming from the wall outlet, and a pan is permanently seared to the countertop a realtor can say, “and the cabinets are only a year old” and the potential buyer will nod with unguarded approval.
Picking New Cabinets Is a Fun Process.
Browsing for new cabinets can be a really fun process to view all the new styles and wood types available. With 3D modeling software you can instantly see a rendering on how a certain cabinet layout will look in your exact kitchen.
You Can Still Salvage The Old Cabinets.
The old cabinets don't necessarily have to be sent off to fill a landfill. In fact they can create more functionality and value to an area like a garage or a laundry room.
Give us a call today to see which cabinet options are right for you and your impeccable style and flair.