Kitchen cabinets are a significant component of your home pantry and the one that your guests notice first when they visit your home. With time, the cabinets of your kitchen start looking old and appearing worn. You start thinking about updating the cabinets of your kitchen.
As you move forward to upgrade your kitchen cabinets, you have three options to choose. Some of you get confused and find yourself unable to decide whether you should paint, replace, or reface. Before you make any decision, you should have an idea about these three options and the status of your kitchen cabinets.
Here is a brief idea on all the three options
By painting, you give a fresh appearance to the current look of your kitchen cabinets. Painting kitchen cabinets is a quite inexpensive option for you if you are tight on your budget. However, it is not an ideal option for you if your kitchen cabinets have mild to severe wears & tears from the inside to the outside. It works for you when your kitchen cabinets have lost only their appearance, but not have internal or external structural damages. Further, it requires you to go through a proper method – paint shopping, preparation, cleaning, sanding, layering primer, and painting.
Refacing is also an inexpensive way to give a face lift to your kitchen cabinets. It includes the replacement of cabinet doors, and front parts & hardware. In this, you don’t need to do anything with the frame and interior parts of your kitchen cabinets. Replacing only the front part helps you give a complete new look to the front of your kitchen cabinets. However, it is not a suitable option for you if your kitchen cabinets have internally structural damages.
Replacing the entire kitchen cabinets with a new one is an expensive, but an ideal option for you when you notice refacing or painting of both of these two are not going to help you for having your desired results. It is the option, which usually takes a quite time and requires you to opt for hiring an experienced carpenter of cabinet replacement service provider and avoid DIY. In a severe case, it can require you to hire additional professionals, such as a plumber.
What Should You Do?
Here, no one is going to help you, as it is your kitchen and you are the one who has to decide what you should do. To take a wise and effective decision, you need to have a close look at each and every part and corner of your kitchen cabinets. While inspecting, ensure to have proper light and make no mistakes.
You can consult a professional if you are still unable to decide what you should do with your kitchen cabinets. The professional will closely inspect your cabinets and assist you in taking the suitable action based on his/her observation. If the expert asks you to go with the replacement of your kitchen cabinets, request him/her to do the jobs as soon as possible and help you improve the look of your kitchen.