If you’ve been thinking about replacing your kitchen cabinets, but you’re not sure whether to wait, consider the following scenarios:

Your Kitchen Layout No Longer Works
Even if your cabinets are still in good condition an inconvenient kitchen layout is a good reason to update your cabinetry. You can solve a myriad of problems with an improved layout, such as:
• Skewed ‘work triangle’ (distance from sink to refrigerator to stove)
• Tight or awkwardly shaped spaces
• No room to entertain/transition to entertainment space
• Restricted access to cabinets when an appliance is in use
• Increased storage that suits your needs

Structural and/or Physical Damage
If you use the words “sagging,” “cracking,” “splitting,” or “breaking” to describe your cabinets, it’s time to replace your cabinets. Structural failures like joint damage and splitting frames are a good indication you should start shopping for new kitchen cabinetry.

Appliance Upgrade
Refrigerators, wall ovens, and ranges have changed sizes over the years, which means upgrading an appliance might require refitting cabinetry as well. Even replacing just one appliance could mean renegotiating your entire kitchen layout. Work with a professional kitchen designer to maximize space and savings when replacing kitchen cabinetry.