Are you planning a kitchen remodel and considering the option of installing new cabinets? If not, it is certainly something to think about. As with many aspects of kitchen remodel, new cabinets have both pros and cons. From cost, to overall convenience and durability, there are many things to consider before deciding on whether or not you are ready to go with brand new. In this blog, we will discuss both of these lists in detail. We hope that by the end, you have all the information needed to make your decision.
What To Expect
The first thing you should think about is the scale of the project and what it takes to install brand cabinets in your kitchen. If you decide to go with entirely new cabinets, instead of simply adding a few, you will have at least one day for demo. This means all of your existing cabinets will need to be pulled from their walls and discarded. Depending on the layout you chose for your new cabinets, you may need to move some, if not all of your appliances. If you are concerned this may lead to a longer project, you really shouldn’t have to worry! Most average size jobs can be finished in the same time a reface would take.
You Get What You Pay For
Another thing to consider is cost. New cabinets are more expensive than options like refacing or refinishing your existing boxes. This is because you are getting a brand new product. With new construction comes an increase in quality. While you may be able to update your current cabinets, they will not be as structurally sound as new ones would be. Another thing to think about is the ability you now have to fully customize your kitchen space. Need more space? Add more cabinets. Want the island you’ve never had? Build one with new cabinets. It is the best way to rearrange or add on to your kitchen. You can also install appliance garages and pull outs to help optimize storage space.
Are You Ready For New Cabinets?
In the end, it is up to the customer and what they want. With new construction, you can change your kitchen, while improving the quality and storage capacity of your boxes. This does come at a cost however, as new construction does cost more and the project may be a bit more invasive than a reface would be. If you are interested in more information on cabinets in general, be sure to check out the rest of our blogs and add us on Facebook.