Have you ever had an old car that required constant repairs? Eventually it gets down to the question: does it make more economic sense to get a new car, or continue making repairs? This same conundrum can occur with your kitchen cabinets as they begin to show signs of aging. It’s not uncommon for people to start resurfacing their cabinets only to realize it costs a lot more than they were expecting to make their old cabinets look new. In fact, we hear of many homeowners who begin restoring original cabinets, and get 70% through the project before wishing they had just bought custom cabinets.
How long to kitchen cabinets generally last? When installing your kitchen cabinets they can feel pretty permanent, and they should be. Depending on the quality of the wood cabinets you purchase, the amount of time they will last will vary. In general, high quality cabinets can last up to 50 years.
If you are debating if it’s time to replace your cabinets, you should take into consideration any other appliances or kitchen features that might need replacement soon. If you are going to need to replace other parts of your kitchen soon it’s important to keep this in mind when picking out new cabinets, for both style and budgetary reasons. Since your cabinets are going to last so long, you want to pick out cabinets that will match your current appliances, as well as the new appliances you plan to get in the future.
If you’re ready to replace your kitchen cabinets and you’re looking for some custom cabinets in Brooklyn, give YD Designs a call today!