Deciding Whether To Update Or Replace Kitchen Cabinets

English: Kitchen cabinet display in a store in...

English: Kitchen cabinet display in a store in 2009. For use in Wikipedia article on Kitchen cabinets. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Michael Pingree

Changing the look and feel of your kitchen is as easy as changing the cabinets. Replacing them or giving them a facelift will make the room look entirely different. If you are trying to figure out which option makes the most sense for you, it would be a good idea to continue reading.

If you are concerned about how much it will cost for you to do your cabinets over, updating would be the better option for you. Having your cabinets removed and replaced is a project that can cost a lot of money, so think about great ways to update them. You can try painting them, applying some finish to them or changing the hardware. These may seem like they are minor changes, but they can make a big difference to the room.

Older cabinets tend to be better quality than the newer ones that are available. Unfortunately, things are not made with as much care as they used to be. These days, mass production means a lot more to people than having great quality items for sale. For this reason, you should think about updating the cabinets you already have. Do everything you can to make them look new, because any cabinets you buy may not be as solid.

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Think about which option is more realistic for you and your family. if you have a very large family that spends a lot of time in the kitchen, it might not be a good idea to try replacing the entire cabinet. This project can take a good amount of time, and you will not have access to the kitchen at this time. Do you think that your family can function without a kitchen? If not, then updating would be your best option.

Getting back on the subject of money, updating cabinets can help you save a ton on shipping and installation. If you don’t have to hire someone to do the job for you, all of that extra money will stay in your wallet. If you do end up getting a contractor to update the cabinets, it is much less labor to be done, so it will still end up costing you a lot less than replacing the entire cabinet.

There is a chance that taking down the cabinets in your kitchen can damage the wall behind it. If this happens, you will need to have the walls repaired before you can do installation of the new cabinets. This is a huge investment of time and money, so you need to think hard about whether you want to take that chance. Updating the cabinets will eliminate the chances of any additional damage happening to your home.

If you are thinking about doing your kitchen over, there are several factors you have to keep in mind. Most of them are included in the article above. Combine this with a bit of independent research, and you should be very clear about which option makes the most sense for you and your family.

About Pinson Digital

Founded in April 2009, Pinson Digital is a Salem, OR based social media marketing company that manages online social communications for small to mid-size businesses. Pinson Digital’s services include day-to-day management of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and blogs for brands as well as social advertising, social contests, graphic design and strategic development.
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