Replacing kitchen cabinets can, theoretically, have them go from drab and almost-unappealing to new, fresh, and exciting. It acts as a facelift of sorts — bringing in a unique style and aura that the old doors couldn’t deliver on. Not to mention that updating your kitchen can add to the overall value of your house if you wish to sell it.
You might also dislike the kitchen cabinets that your house came with when you bought it. Or maybe it’s falling off after being damaged. Painting them might also be out of the equation if they’re made of a material that can’t be painted over. Whatever the case is, your option now is to replace your kitchen cabinet doors… but should you?
Before You Replace Your Kitchen Doors, Consider These
First, remember that your kitchen cabinets have a specific theme or style in mind. Some may be easy to convert into another style entirely, while others may require you to think of ways to pull off the new theme correctly. There is always a risk for visual complications when replacing parts that are integrated as a complementary piece to a whole set.
Additionally, you can’t just take a picture of your existing cabinets then drive to the store to purchase your new doors. Several factors must be laid out first before you start looking for replacements, like what material are you looking to replace (and replace with), the measurements of your doors and cabinets, and if the doors will match the material and layout of the cabinets themselves.
You might also want to consider the quality and current state of your kitchen cabinets. Replacing the doors are a viable option for updating the look of your kitchen, but if your cabinet itself is already damaged or falling apart, it’s much wiser just to go ahead and replace the entire thing. If your cabinets themselves cannot accommodate all your equipment due to lack of space or depth, replacement kitchen doors are also not the answer. It’s much more cost-efficient to replace kitchen cabinets in these scenarios than trying to prolong the inevitable with new kitchen cabinet doors.
Finally, you may want to look for additional help rather than replacing your cabinet doors all by yourself — unless that’s exactly your job. Professional help can avoid the risk of damaging your cabinets or your replacement doors accidentally and makes the installation more secure and durable. They may recommend hardware changes aside from door replacement to make sure your cabinets are in top condition (and that the old parts won’t damage the new ones).
What to Do When You’re Replacing Kitchen Cabinet Doors
Like we mentioned above, it’s best that you go for a professional consultation on the state of your kitchen cabinets, the doors’ specifications, and what replacements are best recommended based on your preferences. Highly-trained professionals can give you accurate quotations and solutions that fit into what you’re looking for and what you already have. They can guide you from start to finish — from assessing what you need to look for to the final steps in your replacement process. Don’t haphazardly attempt to do this project on your own, as you might end up with mismatched pieces that feel like a waste of time and money.
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