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Should you completely replace your kitchen cabinets or is there a better way to create a new look?

  • 3 minute read
  • Feb 1st, 2023

Renovating your kitchen should be a joy, so why land yourself with extra stress and mess when you don’t have to? Replacement kitchen doors could be the answer!

While we often consider kitchen worktops as the focal point for any new kitchen design, kitchen cupboard doors are just as important, if not more so! In fact, chances are that your kitchen cabinet doors take up a lot more surface area than your counters. So if they don’t look right, or are starting to show their age, it’s probably time you gave them a much needed refresh.

When we think about renovating our kitchens, we might start dreaming about how the end product will look, but we soon get a reality check about the practical implications of all that work. The mess, the disruption…the stress and the expense. Sure, there’s no magic wand which can transform your kitchen in the blink of an eye, but the fact is that the days of messy construction work and long weeks without a kitchen have long since been a thing of the past.

You’ll probably already know a little bit about our innovative overlay worktop, the Top that Fits on Top, which can be installed directly on top of your existing surfaces without the need to remove the old ones. Well, the same principle can apply to your kitchen cupboards, too! It’s all about making over rather than starting over, and you might find that something as simple as replacement cupboard doors can work wonders without the headache of starting from scratch.

If you’re interested in the idea of replacing your kitchen cupboard doors rather than installing completely new cabinets, the big question you need to ask is: are the interiors of your cupboards still in good condition? Take a good look inside. Are they still pretty solid and safe? Is any wear or tear purely cosmetic and easily fixed or repainted? Perhaps you just need a few clever storage solutions to help make the most of them?

If there is some structural or water damage, or some nasty rot and mould has taken them beyond the point of no return, then it may be that you have no choice but to go for a full refurb.

However, if you can answer yes to most of the above questions, then it is likely that replacing your kitchen cupboard units is completely unnecessary. After all, completely removing your existing cabinets is likely to be a huge job and might even mean taking out and moving your fittings, appliances and worktops until the new units are in place, too. Definitely not a road you want to go down unless you really have to!

Here at Granite & TREND Transformations, we have a huge selection of replacement kitchen doors which could be the perfect new addition to the most important room in your house. You can chooses from a wide range of colours as well as styles and finishes, from classic wood effects ideal for traditional kitchens, through to sleek and elegant vinyl to perfectly match a more contemporary chic.

Not only do replacement kitchen doors give you the chance to give some of your most important surfaces a much needed facelift, it is a great way to achieve a fantastic new look at the fraction of the cost of complete refit. However, they’re not just a great way to reduce the cost on your pocket,  but also the cost to the planet, too! Keeping your old cabinets in place means a lot less unnecessary waste going to landfill, so replacement doors can also play a big role in helping you enjoy a more environmentally-friendly kitchen renovation.

If you’re not sure if you should replace your doors or the whole cabinet, why not book us in for a free, no obligation home visit so we can give you a recommendation? Our design experts will also be more than happy to bring some samples with them so you can start to put together some possibilities. Who knows? It could be the start of a whole new vision for your kitchen! Alternatively, why not pop down to your nearest showroom or arrange a time for one of our team to call you back? After all, we’re here to help!

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We bring affordable luxury to life through home renovations, when people hear our name, they associate it with top-class kitchen and bathroom makeovers and high-quality materials. Since being established in 1996, we’ve become a well-known brand and a leader in the home transformations industry, with thousands of kitchen and bathroom makeovers taking place every month.

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