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How to Know It’s Time to Replace Your Cabinets



You keep repairing your cabinets, but the repairs don’t last long. Have you thought about replacing them? It makes more sense to spend money on a replacement than on regular repairs. It’s not easy to establish the lifespan of your cabinetry, but the quality of the wood can dictate how long they will last. Generally, high-quality cabinets can last up to 50 years. But many factors can cause your kitchen cabinets to require a replacement. Also, some cabinets don’t hold up as well as others, so they will definitely not last for 50 years. So, when the age of your cabinets can’t quite tell you when it’s time to replace them, what can?



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Water damage

Since most of the cabinets are made of wood, water damage is likely to occur. If you’ve noticed that your cabinets are showing dark spots, are swollen, or hard to close, then the problem is water damage. To determine if the water damage is serious, look for these signs:


Signs of mold

Color changes

Wood warping

Hard to open or close


You need to find and try to stop the source of the water, and dry out your cabinets. But, since most of these repairs are going to take your time and money, we suggest replacing instead of repairing them.


Mold on Kitchen Cabinets
Mold on Kitchen Cabinets

Mold Damage

Mold is usually caused by a water leak. As in the instructions above, you should find the source of water so that the problem stops occurring. Mold is easy to clean when it’s noticed in the early stage, but if it’s not, it will only get worse. Mold isn’t only bad for your cabinet’s health, but yours as well.



Your cabinets may look perfect. Its aesthetic might be pleasing, but that doesn’t matter if the cabinet’s functionality isn’t optimal. This might be one more sign that you should replace your cabinets. But how can you recognize if this is really a problem?


→ You can’t open your cabinets properly.

For instance: when you try to open two at the same time, they keep slamming into each other.


→ There is damage beneath the surface.

For instance: the drawers get stuck when you try to open them or they make an odd sound while opening them. In this case, replacing the cabinets is the only solution to your problem.


→ Your cabinets are hard to access



Identify the cause of your problem and the reason why you are replacing your cabinets. Check over your cabinets for any of these three signs. Even if you replace your cabinets, it won’t stop the issue from happening again if it’s not solved.


Remember that sometimes your cabinets are just old and worn out and need to be replaced. But, sometimes the quality of the cabinets plays a huge role in the question of how much your cabinets are going to last. Replace them with confidence at Nelson Cabinetry to get the A-grade quality cabinets that will last you for years to come.





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