Is it Time to Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets?

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Handle-less cabinetry from Leicht makes for a sleek and modern replacement.

There comes a time when you will need to replace your kitchen cabinets, but how do you know the right time?

That’s a great a great question, and it’s one we get a lot at Elite Kitchens & Bath. Sometimes homeowners just want a fresh look for their kitchen, but other times replacing your kitchen cabinets is absolutely necessary. Let’s review the best time to replace your kitchen cabinets.

Changing Your Kitchen Layout

When you change the layout and design of your kitchen, your old cabinets probably aren’t going to match your new renovations. Kitchen cabinets can especially look out of place when you’ve changed everything else except the cabinets. While replacing flooring and appliances is normally the primary focus on kitchen renovations, don’t forget about the cabinets! You don’t want an amazing new layout but old, dated cabinets ruining your entire project.

Replacing Metal Cabinetry

You may not have plans to sell your home anytime soon, but you always need to invest in it to maintain the value of your home if that fateful day ever arrives. There was a time when metal cabinets were popular, but that type of material isn’t as popular today. Metal cabinetry is much harder to reface, and new homebuyers don’t want to deal with major overhauls when it comes to kitchens. If you still like the look of metal cabinets, you can review options with a contractor about cabinet doors that look like stainless steel. Just make sure you understand popular home trends before committing to a certain style!

Do Your Cabinets Smell?

Sometimes, cabinets can just start to smell musty. In fact, noticing a funky smell probably means you just need completely new cabinets. While the frames can be reinforced to try and help the problem, your best bet is going to be to start from scratch. Many homeowners try to use everything from vinegar to baking soda to remove the smells, but the odors are still there despite their best efforts. Use fresh materials, and the funky odors should disappear.


Since 1993, Elite Kitchens has been the premiere remodeling company for the DC Metro area. We’re your source for quality, brand-name European cabinetry, including the highly-rated Leicht brand cabinetry. We can help you every step of the way, with trained, in-house designers to high-class cabinetry to experienced installers. We take strides to maintain our excellent reputation by putting an emphasis on the quality of our products and the care of our services for each and every client. This is why we’re a “word of mouth” company. No advertisements, no frills, just old-fashioned, quality craftsmanship. That’s what makes us “The Recommended Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeler”!

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