by Rachel Fung
on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at 10:30am.
Your kitchen cabinets have been good to you over the years. They provided storage, helped you hide a bit of clutter and maybe they have kept up aesthetics pretty good. How can you tell if it’s time to replace your custom cabinetry in Edmonton?
The finish is shot.
If the finish on your cabinetry in Edmonton is faded, scratched or peeling, it’s time for a cabinet replacement. Over the years, steam and grease from cooking and general wear and tear can age your cabinets and cause damage. Though this damage is mostly aesthetic, a damaged finish could start allowing moisture in the cabinet cases, causing mold or rot. You can refinish your cabinets, which is the cost-effective option, but either way, you’ll have to do something about it.
New appliances don’t fit in the old spaces.
Appliances are made larger than they used to be made. If you’ve purchased a new stove or refrigerator, and it doesn’t fit in the original space, you might have to replace your cabinetry. It might be more difficult to modify your existing cabinets without it looking strange. You can do a better search for a smaller appliance or contact Edmonton cabinet companies for a cabinet replacement.
It’s hard to open drawers.
If opening and closing your drawers is a constant struggle, it’s a good sign that they need to be replaced. The drawers in your kitchen should open and close with ease. If everything else seems to be functioning properly, check to see if you can replace the track and roller on your drawers. In most cases, the entire cabinet and drawer will have to be replaced.
Your cabinets are decades old.
If you have never updated or replaced your kitchen cabinets, it might be time to do so. Since the cabinets play a huge role in how your kitchen looks and functions, dated and old cabinets could be an eyesore. This is especially important if you’re planning on selling your home. If you haven’t done anything with those 1970s original cabinets in Edmonton, it’s probably time!