To Reface, or Replace —That is The Question

It’s not always easy to know when, exactly, it’s time for kitchen cabinet refacing. Moreover, it can be even more difficult to know when to replace our kitchen cabinets; when the option of saving potentially hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs down the road is on the line, this factor can sometimes cloud our perception of what we want to reface, and what needs to be replaced. Fortunately, we’ve been in the cabinet refinishing and replacement business long enough to have become familiar with the tell-tale signs our cabinets needs to be replaced, rather than refaced. Are the cabinets merely in need of a paint job, or is the paint cracking a sign of serious splintering throughout the cabinet? Is the door ajar because of loose screws or magnetic strip issues, or because the structural integrity of the cabinet itself has become compromised? Questions like these are some the we utilize to better understand your wants and cabinets’ needs. Many times, they’re one in the same. And even if they aren’t at first, we’ll work with you from the first time we’re invited into your home to make our assessment to find the cabinet solutions have both your and our unique touch. Ready to learn more about the signs it’s time for your cabinets to receive some serious work?


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Time to Reface

Before we get into the specifics of what to look for when considering refacing our cabinets, let’s first discuss the upside of refacing our cabinets, rather than replacing them. First, just so we’re all on the same page, cabinet refacing is the process of removing your existing doors, drawer faces or complete drawers, and installing new ones. This process affords you the chance to implement a different style, color, or wood for your cabinets, giving your kitchen a new look and feel. Whatever your prefered style, color scheme, or preference, St. Croix has the selection you deserve to breathe new life into your kitchen.

Paint and Wood Chipping or Splintering

Our kitchens take a beating. Especially, if you have children, you know that our walls, doors, and cabinets put up with some serious, shall we say, tough love. And for those of us who have grandkids, we’d be bending the truth if we said that we pay as much attention to the cabinets’ appearance when the little ones are around. But it’s not just our kids and grandkids who give our cabinets some serious dents and dings; simply from daily use (or lack thereof), our cabinets are opened and shut several times a day — at times with more force than we mean to exert on them. These forceful openings and closings can really pack a wallop on our cabinets’ finishings and functions. If your cabinets are beginning to show signs of paint chipping, cracking, or splintering, this could mean that your cabinets are in need of serious refacing services from St. Croix. Since our cabinets make up a large portion of our kitchen space, their appearance makes a massive difference in the look and feel of our kitchens. If they are beginning to look faded, worn, or dated, our kitchen cabinet refacing services are sure to revitalizing and rejuvenate not only your cabinets’ look, but your entire kitchen’s style and feel.


Time to Replace

It’s not always easy to lean into the fact that your cabinets need to be replaced. Afterall, kitchen makeovers are nearly always more expensive than refacing or refinishing. However, choosing to reface your cabinets rather than replacing them when they truly need to be replaced can end up costing you even more money and stress down the road when your cabinets’ need to be replaced has become apparent for a second time. Bluntly, refacing our cabinets that need to be replaced is similar to giving our cars’ interiors and exteriors a thorough cleaning, waxing, and vacuuming when what is really needed is an oil change and belt replacement.


Water Damage

One sure sign that it’s time to replace your cabinets is water damage. If your cabinets have become soft, mailable, or swollen, there’s a good chance that your cabinets have suffered water damage. This is especially probably for cabinets that are closest in proximity to sinks, garbage disposals, and the ‘fridge. Once water settles into our cabinets, a manner of problems can occur, putting our cabinets on the fast track to disrepair. By recognizing these signs and understanding their potential impact on our cabinets, we can make better-informed decisions on whether or not our cabinets truly need to be replaced. If you’re seeing signs of water damage, or your cabinets won’t close properly, consider our cabinet replacement services to give your kitchen the proper maintenance and upgrades it deserves.  


Your Next Kitchen Makeover Project

Whether you’re considering a complete kitchen cabinet replacement, or you’re leaning towards our signature kitchen cabinet refacing services, St. Croix Cabinet Solutions is here to help. We know deciding which service is right for your kitchen, and that’s why our free consultation not only helps you describe your wants and needs but allows us to get a better understanding of which services are right for you. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the kitchen cabinet refacing services offered from St. Croix, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.