Should You Refinish Or Replace Kitchen Cabinets?

It’s no understatement to say that kitchen cabinets are one of the most important aspects of the heart of any home. Not only do they store valuable dishes, glassware and more, but they deal with quite a bit. Kitchen cabinets must be durable enough to handle food spills, water splashes, kids, pets, etc. all the while looking great and matching the style of your kitchen. While this can seem like an impossible task, most kitchen cabinets do it pretty well until, well, they don’t anymore. Every homeowner knows that, when it’s time to give the most important room in the house a makeover, there is one crucial question to be asked: Should I refinish or replace my kitchen cabinets?

Whether you’re choosing to renovate your kitchen for practical or beauty purposes, cabinets tend to be one of, if not the most, expensive parts. Luckily, Everest Home Improvement has laid out a clear road map of when you can get by with simply refinishing your cabinets or when it’s best to invest in a full replacement.

When should I refinish my kitchen cabinets?

Refinishing your kitchen cabinets is definitely the easier, more affordable option. If you’re happy with the overall cabinet layout and just find yourself craving something fresh, refinishing allows you to upgrade the color or hardware without being too intrusive. Additionally, older cabinets don’t necessarily mean bad! Oftentimes older cabinets are actually built better than their newer counterparts. Wood cabinets are fairly easy to refinish and rebrand, meaning less time and money spent in the process and more left for you to enjoy your kitchen!

When should I replace my kitchen cabinets?

Of course, sometimes the more costly route is the one worth taking. If there is structural damage, such as warping, water damage, mold, etc. present, refinishing them would only band-aid the problem. In cases such as these, the cabinets absolutely must be replaced.  Another common instance when homeowners opt to fully replace kitchen cabinets if the layout no longer fits their style or needs. If you find yourself constantly frustrated that the cabinets are in all the wrong places or that there simply aren’t enough, it could be time for a total overhaul.

Regardless of whether you decide that refinishing or replacing is best for you, Everest Home Improvement is here to help. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Everest is proud to be the company that homeowners in Virginia count on with their home improvement needs. Contact us today to learn more and to request a free quote.


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