If you have old wood cabinets in your home and you want to start updating and upgrading your kitchen, there are some different things you can do with the kitchen cabinetry. Restoring and reusing your cabinets may be an option, depending on the condition of the cabinets and what time and effort you want to put in.
When you are ready to replace the cabinets, solid wood options are the best investment for your home. A hardwood like maple or cherry is one of the best options. Here are some of the things to consider.
The Work of Refinishing Old Cabinets
There is a lot of time, work, and money that will go into re-staining and repairing old windows. If this is something you are considering doing, take into consideration that you will have to do the following:
- Remove cabinet doors and hardware from each door
- Strip the current cabinets
- Sand the wood
- Treat the wood if needed
- Door repairs
- Stain or paint with a new coating
- Seal the paint or stain
- Put the cabinets back together
If you don't like how the cabinets look after you have done this, you are out the time and money, and then you will have to still pay for newer options. You may even just want to replace the cabinet doors to give a more modern look and stick with your current stain.
Newer Options and Features
Updated and new cabinets allow you more design options in your kitchen. A professional will come to your home and measure the space so they can create a cabinet layout and design that utilizes the kitchen the best, and you can get modern features.
If you want drawer cabinets instead of traditional single-panel cabinets, full ceiling height options, hidden trash options, and more, talk with the design expert about what you have in mind. You may be able to increase your storage needs and be more efficient with your space.
Get quotes from more than one cabinet company to see what the best cabinet option is for you, and so you know what a realistic cost will be to do the project. Since you are already spending the money on new cabinets, it may be time to replace the countertops. This way, you have high-quality countertops to go on top of the kitchen cabinets that will look or be updated, new, and modern in your home.