The thought crosses your mind each time you enter your kitchen. Is it time for a change? Things might be working okay, but there are certainly ways that it could be better. If you want to renovate your kitchen, consider what you going to do with your cabinets. A kitchen is pretty much entirely cabinets when you think about it. They determine the layout, the storage capabilities, the major colour scheme, and functionality. Kitchen cabinets are also a significant cost to take into account when planning your renovation budget. How do you know whether they should stay or go?
State of Your Current Cabinets
Are your existing kitchen cabinets in good shape? Many Perth homes are older and haven’t undergone renovations in decades (if at all). It wouldn’t be surprising to find mould or water damage in a large amount of Perth kitchen cabinets. This is especially likely if the original cabinets were already low quality to begin with. In that case, it is necessary to buy all new cabinets.
If on the other hand, your cabinets seem okay. There aren’t any weird smells coming out of them or noticeable structural damage, you may be able to get by with simply refacing and replacing the hardware. This can save you a good chunk of change in the end. Even though it can be tempting to rip it all out and start again, changing the doors and finishings of your cabinets can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your kitchen. This is a great option for the budget conscious.
Changing the layout of your kitchen will likely mean you need all new cabinets. While you may be able to keep some, it can be difficult to reconfigure existing kitchen cabinets to different layouts that they weren’t originally built for. If you want to add an island or swap the room entirely with another, you should prepare to purchase all new cabinets. With high-quality flat pack kitchen cabinets or custom cabinets, they are made-to-measure so any layout changes will require new measurements.
Trends change and evolve over time, and your kitchen might feel like an old grandparent in an otherwise youthful abode. Updating your cabinets might seem like a great way to bring the space into this century, but if you are hesitant to change them completely, there are other options. You can reface them as previously suggested, or you can change out your benchtop for something more modern and slick. There’s also the option to pour your money into the latest appliances, which might make your kitchen experience even more luxurious.
Ready For Change?
Ultimately, when it comes down to whether you should completely change your kitchen cabinets or not, the choice is up to you. If you are ready to make a change and either redo or update your Perth kitchen cabinets, check out eKitchens for all your renovation needs. Enjoy Australian-made cabinets and high-quality finishes from a local WA company. Contact our helpful team to get started.