Though your original cabinets may have served you and your Colorado home well, nothing lasts forever. Great cabinets can and should last for decades. In fact, they are the longest-lasting component of most kitchens. However, various factors can render your cabinets damaged or just plain obsolete. Though gutting and reinstallation seem costly, it’s more worth your money than repeated costs for maintenance and repairs. If you see any of the following signs, it’s time to consider new cabinets. 

Water Damage

This is a common problem that leads many homeowners to consider new cabinets. Water damage from loose or broken sink pipes, unmanaged spills, and even flooding can lead your cabinets to swell and become disfigured. Not only does water damage cause warping, but it can also cause rot. If you see any of the following signs of serious water damage, you’ll need to consider a replacement:

  • Damaged laminate
  • Black or discolored wood
  • Warping
  • Problems closing the cabinet doors

Soft Walls

Check the walls of your cabinets by pushing them lightly with your hand. Do they feel “soft”, or easily bendable? If they do, they are severely damaged and could even fall apart soon. Don’t waste any time or money trying to resurface them — call a kitchen renovation service and get your cabinets replaced.  

Poor Function

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Damage doesn’t always have to be the sole reason behind a cabinet replacement. Sometimes, poor function can be enough of a motivator to call a kitchen design service. Though your cabinets may be aesthetically pleasing, there’s really no point in having them if they aren’t easily accessible, openable, and spacious. Poor kitchen designs are more common than you might think. Many homeowners report having too little storage space, hard-to-access cabinets, and difficult drawers. Replacing cabinets like these with a well-thought-out, ergonomic kitchen design will do wonders for you and your family.


Are you experiencing any of these problems in your kitchen? Eliminate your stress and replace your cabinets with The Kitchen Showcase. Our experienced team will help you create an optimal space for the whole family to cook in. Come see our Denver showroom or call us today for more information.

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