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When Should You Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Have you ever looked at your kitchen and thought, “There’s a lot of room here for improvement?” Maybe you’ve been in the same home for years, or recently moved into a new place and are considering a kitchen remodel. Here we’ll discuss some of the telltale signs that your kitchen cabinets are ready to be retired and some helpful tips for choosing your new cabinetry.


What is the average lifespan of kitchen cabinets?


Kitchen Cabinet Doors Showing Their AgeThere is some speculation as to exactly how long kitchen cabinets last. Search for the lifespan of kitchen cabinets online and you’ll be rightfully shocked when you read things like “50 years” or more! It’s important to understand that just because your cabinets haven’t actually crumbled to the floor, they may not be in the best shape.


After 20 or 30 years most cabinets will start showing signs of age. Some examples of aged cabinets are doors that don’t completely close or creak, drawers losing their fronts completely or breaking around their hardware, and visual wear and tear.


It’s really up to you to decide when it’s time to replace your kitchen cabinets. Some homes use their cabinets more frequently than others, and this can shorten or expand their lifespan. Once you notice your cabinets are structurally and visually aging, you should consider trading them in for a newer set.


Buying kitchen cabinets online for more options and bigger savings


One of the great things about replacing kitchen cabinets today is that you are not restricted by the options and prices found in retail stores. By eliminating the middleman, you can find a wide selection of inventory at a much more appealing price. The RTA Store helps you to remodel your kitchen like a pro at prices that are 15-55% less than big box stores. We even offer a free kitchen design tool to make creating your layout and buying those new cabinets a lot easier.


To receive your free design, fill out the form online or email [email protected]. Your personal designer will work with you via phone or email to bring your kitchen to life — no matter your size or budget. Within just 48 hours of your consultation, your designer will send over your functional and beautiful custom layout, photorealistic renderings so you can see exactly what your new kitchen cabinets will look like, and an itemized list of everything you’ll need and what it will cost.


French Vanilla Glaze - The RTA StoreDIY: Installing pre-assembled or RTA kitchen cabinets yourself


In addition to our free kitchen design tool, there are also many DIY tutorials and guides out there that can help you navigate your DIY kitchen project. The RTA Store blog is a great resource when tackling any home repair, installation, or design project. Use the search bar on the right hand side of the page to navigate the blog and find the information you need. Here are a few posts that may come in handy when replacing your kitchen cabinets:


How to Install Kitchen Cabinets in 5 Steps


How to Renovate Your Kitchen for Less with RTA Cabinets


Easy Steps to Purchase Kitchen Cabinets Online



At The RTA Store we help make your dream kitchen a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled kitchen cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool!