Top 4 signs that it's time to replace your kitchen cabinets

26 May 2017

When it comes to kitchen cabinets, Perth homeowners are often unsure when the right time is to take the plunge and replace them. Giving your kitchen a facelift can make a huge difference to the feel of your house and new kitchen cabinets are an easy way to update. Today, we'll be looking at the signs that might be telling you that your cabinets could do with an overhaul.

1. There are problems with water damage

Water damage can mean serious trouble for kitchen cabinets. Not only does it tend to look shabby when water damage takes hold, it can also lead to smelly cupboards and mould. Signs of water damage include the laminate of the cabinets coming away, the paintwork bubbling, and the woodwork warping. You might also find the doors and drawers more difficult to close due the wood swelling. When water damage strikes, it's a good time to think about replacing your cabinets.

2. Your existing cabinets aren't functional

Sometimes it's difficult to know what the previous owners of your house were thinking when it comes to kitchen design and this is certainly the case when faced with poorly designed kitchen cabinets. If you're struggling with the odd corner cupboards, doors that can't open properly or not enough drawer space, it's a good sign that your kitchen design just isn't working. You don't need to put up with the same frustrating layout for years on end - consider replacing your cabinets so you have a functional kitchen.

3. There's serious wear and tear

There are times when all it takes is some new handles to make your cabinets look relatively new again. However, if the same kitchen cabinets have been in the house for years on end, eventually wear and tear will take its toll and the damage will get to the point where no amount of repairs will restore the cabinets to their former glory. If the cabinetry is falling to pieces, drawers won't open and close, and there are multiple marks and dents, it could be time for an update.

4. You're upgrading other parts of the kitchen

When you're looking to install new benchtops or modern splashbacks, consider whether you should also update the cabinets while you're at it. If you're doing some work to other parts of the kitchen, it can suddenly make your existing cabinets look very dated and you don't want to be stuck with cabinetry that doesn't match the rest of the kitchen.

At eKitchens, we specialise in providing custom manufactured kitchen cabinets. We use quality, moisture resistant material which means our cabinets not only look great but are also durable. We provide our kitchen cabinets to DIY home renovators, cabinet makers and builders and our products include a lengthy warranty.

For flat packed or assembled custom cabinets, Perth based eKitchens can help. Contact us today on (08) 9456 3108 or visit our showroom.

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