One of the most cost-effective uses of your home improvement budget is kitchen cabinet restoration. This involves changing only some parts of your cabinets – such as the doors or “faces” – and sometimes repainting them. This lets you avoid the higher cost of the complete removal and replacement of your existing kitchen cabinets while still enjoying newer-looking cabinets.
In some cases, however, a cabinet might be damaged, outdated or severely deteriorated, so installing new cabinets is the better option. You might also renovate large parts of your kitchen, and reusing the old cabinets might not be a good idea.
There is also the matter of how much weight your cabinets can handle. If your cabinets can no longer hold the weight of the items or supplies that you keep in them, it’s probably a good idea to call a pro to replace your cabinets.
How Much Weight Can My Cabinets Hold?
Kitchen cabinets approved by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association are graded to hold up to 600 pounds of weight or 272.155 kilograms. Most manufacturers, however, have their own standards and guarantees, so it’s probably more likely that you’ll find cabinets that will hold up to 500 pounds of weight.
Generally, if your cabinets are installed correctly, they will not be damaged by the weight of the items kept in them. You can also avoid damaging them by storing kitchen items correctly and trying not to overload each cabinet.
What Should I Look For in Kitchen Cabinets?
Long-lasting kitchen cabinet frames provide more stability and can handle more weight than cheap knockoffs or cabinets of the disposable kind (particle board cabinets are common examples). Even if your good-quality cabinets are old, you can simply have them renewed by cabinet refacing professionals, and they would look and function like brand new.
Materials play the biggest role in the longevity of your kitchen cabinets. All-plywood cabinets with furniture board are tried-and-tested materials. These cabinets retain their shape for a long time with everyday use. They are not likely to expand even when exposed to the moisture that is commonly present in a kitchen.
When installing kitchen cabinets, it’s a good idea to hire a professional instead of trying to do it yourself. Professional installation ensures the longevity and stability of your cabinets. It’s also one way of avoiding damage or a voided warranty.
Discussing your needs with a cabinet maker or a professional cabinet installer can help you choose the right look for your cabinets as well as the type of material that fits your needs.
Long Island Wood Renewal, LLC can help you with your cabinets. We also offer professional cabinet renewal. Call us today at (631) 414-7082, or contact us here. We work with customers in Hicksville, Huntington and Plainview, NY.