You may be wondering if your kitchen cabinets actually do need to be replaced. Cabinets work hard for us and they receive tons of wear and tear over the years. Below, we will discuss some of the signs that you are in need of new cabinets.
The cabinets have been damaged by water.
Water damage can ruin your cabinets and it softens their structure too. If your cabinets have experienced water damage, you should have them replaced. Some minor water damage may be okay but if the cabinets are moldy, soft to the touch, peeling up or bubbling, or you notice they are warped, it is time to have them replaced.
Your cabinets do not function well.
Cabinets that do not function well are not only a headache, but in need of replacement. Your cabinets should be easy to use, and the doors should open and close smoothly. If you notice the cabinets are noisy, the doors do not line up anymore, or the doors are hard to open and close, it is time to have them replaced. Remember, your cabinets should be functional, not difficult.
When you push on your cabinets, they feel soft.
If you are able to press on your cabinets and they feel soft, you need to have them replaced. The soft feeling comes from the structure of the cabinet being too old and worn out. If your cabinets are soft, it is important to pay attention to them as they can quickly deteriorate and leave you with a mess on your hands.
You notice your cabinets are in poor condition.
Over time, cabinets deteriorate. It happens. If you notice that your cabinets are in just overall poor condition, it is important that you have them replaced. Continued use of cabinets that are in poor condition can lead to issues with the structure of them.