Remember way back when you were choosing kitchen cabinets for your home? You selected the model currently installed in your home because they were sturdy, reliable, and looked perfect with your interior décor. But all these years later they no longer look their best. Consider how often you use the cabinetry each day, every week. These are some of the most routinely used components of your kitchen.
You may have noticed your cabinets have lost their luster and you need to consider calling a lakewood cabinet refinishing company to make them look new again. After all, think about all of the major wear and tear your cabinets have sustained since you had them installed. We’re talking about smoke and grease from meals you cooked in the kitchen, assorted dents and dings from retrieving pots, plates, and utensils, and if you have children in the home then you can be sure the cabinets have undergone even more abuse.
The cabinets have been built to withstand the kind of abuse that homeowners can dish out but even the sturdiest brands can start to look faded and beat up over time. That’s when you may want to consider refinishing your kitchen cabinets to make them look new all over again.
However, you need to first decide if your cabinets can be refinished or if there is serious damage that needs to be repaired. Surface imperfections are typically eliminated through refinishing but deeper damage may need to be fixed or the cabinets might be too badly damaged meaning you need to replace them instead.
Time to Refinish?
Take a good long look at your cabinets. Consider the imperfections you might find along the exterior and interior surfaces. You may see things like shallow scratches, some light scuffing, areas where the finish has been worn away. All of these cosmetic issues can be refinished to give your cabinets a brand-new appearance.
Anything where the damage is superficial and has not penetrated the surface of the wood itself. Peeling finish, dull finish, minor scrapes, these are the issues that can be dealt with through refinishing the cabinets.
Time to Repair or Replace?
However, if your cabinets are showing more extensive damage, you may need to call a contractor to repair or even possibly replace your current cabinets. If you discover your cabinet doors or drawers have deeper gouges or dents and thick scratches, these are not going to be eliminated with a refinishing job. For these issues, you will need to have repair work done where the wood is sanded and the deeper damage is filled in to even out the surface of the wood.
Structural integrity of the cabinetry is also important. If there are broken or fractured areas in the facades or the boxes, you will need to have more extensive work done. Cabinets showing signs of water damage through warping or rot will need to be addressed before any refinishing is performed. If the functionality of the cabinet has been compromised, you need to repair or replace.