Cabinet Refinishing FAQ: Are My Cabinets Beyond Repair? - ELCO Painting
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Cabinet Refinishing FAQ: Are My Cabinets Beyond Repair?

As any realtor or interior designer will tell you, the kitchen and bathroom are two of the most important rooms in any home. What is the common denominator in these two spaces? Cabinets!

Whether it is storing pots and pans or keeping toiletries out of sight, kitchen and bathroom cabinets get a lot of traffic throughout the week. Consequently, these cabinet doors and hinges suffer quite a bit of damage over time. 

Even if you’re not looking to revitalize the look of your home, damaged cabinets can be unsightly at best, hazardous at worst. As trained carpenters, ELCO Painting gets a number of questions regarding kitchen and bathroom cabinets. One of the most frequently asked is, “Are my cabinets beyond repair?” Here is what you need to know to decide your next steps. 

Aesthetic Damage

Different types of damage to your cabinets will warrant a different response. When evaluating your cabinets, check to see if the damage is purely aesthetic. 

It is fairly common for paint to chip near the edge of cabinets or in places that experience consistent wear. Damage like this is normal and is likely to occur even if you install new cabinets. 

In the case of scuffed corners, marks from artistic children, or loose door pulls, there is much hope to be had for the state of your cabinets. 

Damage that is purely aesthetic is bothersome, but can be easily mitigated by hiring interior painting services to do some touch-up work. Even if the job requires more than just another coat of paint, ELCO Painting’s experienced professionals can refinish your cabinets in-home or in-shop to give them a new lease on life without disrupting your schedule. 

Structural Damage

As bothersome as aesthetic damage can be, structural damage is what you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for. While something like rust on the hinges may seem like an aesthetic issue, it can actually be a hazard. 

Obviously, rust is a health risk if someone were to accidentally scratch or cut themselves on the damaged hinge, but rust can also be an omen of further damage to come. What started off as a few spots of unsightly rust could cause cabinet doors to fall off their hinges, resulting in collateral damage to countertops and floors.  

It is also a sign of serious damage if your cabinets are separating from the walls to which they are fixed. Detached cabinets will certainly require more than just home painting services or a bit of sanding. 

If your cabinets have separated from the wall, seek a professional immediately. An expert like those at ELCO Painting will be able to quickly assess the damage and determine whether your cabinets will survive with a little support or if they are beyond repair and would benefit the most from being removed and replaced entirely. 

ELCO Painting does much more than exterior and interior home painting. Our experienced professionals have the skills necessary to address any number of carpentry needs in your home. 

What to Expect

If you or an inspector have decided that your cabinets are beyond repair, you don’t need to worry about a messy and drawn out renovation project. ELCO Painting has a number of options to fit your schedule and budget while completing your home renovation project. Projects can be completed in-home or in-shop to ensure that your home’s needs are met without inconveniencing your space. 

Your cabinets will be properly evaluated by an experienced carpenter who knows precisely how to serve the needs of your home while fulfilling your design dreams. 

Whether your next home renovation project is cabinet refinishing or a home painting service cost estimate, ELCO Painting is the perfect choice for painting companies in RI and Southeastern Massachusetts. Let our experienced carpentry professionals meet your home’s unique needs and help bring your design dreams to life. 

Give us a call (401-295-2201) or contact us online today to see how the ELCO Painting difference can work for you.