Our kitchens are usually our favorite rooms in the house. We spend a lot of time in them, cooking, talking, cleaning, and attempting to solve all of the world’s problems. We spend so much time in them that we hardly notice when they begin to wear out.
If you’re changing the layout of your kitchen, you’ll need to rip out the cabinets anyway. For example, you can expand your porch into a laundry room or add a deck onto the west wall.
In addition to customizing your kitchen, you will want custom-made cabinets. They are well worth the price because they will be much more durable. Standard cabinets do not always fit the way you want them to and you don’t want to rebuild your kitchen around cheap cabinets.
They were nice when you got them, but what now? You can’t cover them, and they show every ding, dent, and scratch. These once-chic cabinets are now just dull and worn out. There isn’t much you can do to change them once you’ve grown tired of them.
In the case of kitchen cabinets that are losing their doors, knobs, shelves, or are pulling away from the wall, you should rip them out and replace them. They are often made of low-quality materials and cannot be expected to last.
Resurfacing or painting flimsy, low-quality materials is not recommended. It will not make them any better, and installing a new door or drawer front may prove to be too heavy for it.
It can be almost impossible to remove odors that seep into the wood from mold, mildew, and spilled foods not completely cleaned, or even from animals or pets from outside making a nest in the wall.
After time and a lot of use, it’s easy for the doors to get cracked, fingerprint stains, chipped paint, broken corners, and faded and tired looking. Once the hinges have popped and the wood has been stripped, patching isn’t an option.