Often in a home, we have things like a set of kitchen cabinets that look nice enough, but they just don’t look as good as they used to.
On the one hand, it’s possible to replace cabinets entirely, but this is not always necessary — and it’s a good idea to think about what will cause us to want to replace versus doing something to update the look of the cabinets, such as painting them.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some tips on knowing whether we should paint or replace kitchen cabinets and why we should do each of these things.
Paint If The Cabinets Are Solid
You can generally tell if the condition of your kitchen cabinets are solid enough — when you open and shut your cabinet doors or drawers, you can really tell when cabinets are solid and still held together well.
It’s quite possible that the only thing that is wrong with your cabinets is that the color is just a bit on the faded side and needs to be touched up — that requires the least amount of work because you are already going to know which color or colors to go with.
The good news is that even if you are just going to be painting and aren’t sure what paint colors you want to go with, the process of choosing new colors is relatively simple compared to the process of removing your cabinets entirely and having them replaced.
Replace If Your Cabinets Are Falling Apart
Conversely, you should have an idea if your cabinets are falling apart — after all, if you are trying to open your drawer to the cabinet and it about comes off of the cabinet, that is not a good sign.
If the shelves of the cabinets are tilted at all or leaning in a significant manner, there are occasionally some things that can be done to fix them but short of you knowing someone who is strong in the handy trades, you are going to be spending a lot of money to get the cabinets fixed and by the time you get done paying for it to get repaired, it could be close to the price of getting new shelves.
Paint If You’re Moving Soon Or Trying
If you’re looking to move you may want to know that there are certain colors that are going to sell better than others and if you have kitchen cabinets that are painted one way it may be better to paint them another.
This doesn’t mean that you should replace your kitchen cabinets — far from it, as having a bad kitchen cabinet color does not mean that you have to replace them.
When your kitchen cabinets are of a color that is not particularly popular in homes being sold, the best thing to do is to paint them and then you will find that you are going to get a higher appraisal price on the house.
Replace If The Cabinets Have Been Damaged Beyond Repair
It’s entirely possible that you will find that over time your cabinets get damaged and though sometimes the damage can be repaired with relatively easy at home repair techniques — it won’t always be the case.
When the efforts that you are going to have to make to repair your cabinets are so extensive that you are practically replacing the cabinets, you may as well just replace the cabinets entirely anyhow.
The other benefit to replacing your cabinets when you come to this conclusion is that you can often get better quality cabinets that aren’t going to easily suffer damage.
Paint If The Style Is Out Of Date
Lastly, remember that if your cabinets just don’t have the right style anymore (perhaps they looked fantastic in the 1980s but no longer do) it can sometimes just take painting them to improve them.
The thing about painting your kitchen cabinets is that so often the color or colors that we choose for them will show the era in which they were painted — there is a certain color palette that people look at it and know immediately that it is something that was likely painted in that era.
By choosing new colors for your kitchen cabinets you will breathe new life into them and give your whole kitchen a nice new look.
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