Outdated kitchen cabinets are one reason to have them replaced but if you are looking for more reasons than just them being out of style, here are some of the ways you can tell your cabinets are in need of replacement either now or in the near future.
Your cabinets are extensively damaged.
Cabinets should operate in a functional manner and provide you with ease of use. If you notice that your cabinets do not open and close the way they should, the doors are no longer aligned, or there are noises coming from them, it may be time to have them replaced. It is also important for your cabinets to be in good condition to mount new hardware. If you attempt to drill new holes for hardware and find it is impossible, new cabinets are in order.
The aesthetics of your cabinets are important too. While there may be some minor flaws to them, major flaws can mean that you need to have them replaced. For example, if you notice that there is peeling, bubbling, chips, cracks, or other issues, replacement is the best choice.
There is water damage and it is extensive.
If your cabinets have experienced extensive water damage, it is best to have them replaced. Mold is a serious concern when it comes to water damage. Some minor water damage may be okay, as long as it does not affect the structural integrity of the cabinet itself. Some warning signs of water damage include the cabinets bubbling, mold, swollen cabinets, and warping. If you notice these signs, it is time to replace the cabinets immediately.
The cabinets are not structurally sound.
When your cabinets are soft to the touch, there is a problem with them. This is one of the warning signs that your kitchen cabinets are starting to lose their structural integrity. The sides of your cabinets provide the rest of the cabinets with structure and support, so if you notice that they are soft, let us know.