A new kitchen can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to update your kitchen without breaking the bank. In this guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about replacement kitchen doors, including the why, when, and how. We will also provide you with some design and installation tips from William Cope.
Here are a few tips:
- Replace the kitchen doors. This is a quick and easy way to give your kitchen a new look. You can find a wide variety of doors to choose from, in a range of styles and finishes.
- Shop around. Get quotes from multiple suppliers before making a purchase. This will help you ensure that you’re getting the best possible price. Call us now
- Wait for sales. Many retailers offer sales on kitchen products throughout the year. If you’re patient, you can often find great deals.
Why would I need replacement kitchen doors?
Kitchens go through a lot, so visible signs of wear and ageing are bound to develop in the parts you use most often. Countertops and cupboard doors regularly come into contact with everything from oily fingertips to pigmented foods, and young children can have a habit of swinging on the doors in family homes. Whatever your kitchen goes through day-to-day, the following may appear:
- Accidental scratches, chips, dents, and cracks
- Discolouration, marks, and stains from spillages
- Damaged door hinges or warped wood from careless use
- Heat and moisture damage (e.g. peeling paint, water marks)
Even when you use your kitchen responsibly and stay on top of cleaning, it’s practically inevitable that scrapes and splotches will build up over time. Exposure to sunlight can also cause colours to fade, making your finishes look patchy. It’s easy to ignore these issues as long as your kitchen is still functional, but there comes a point when a worn appearance really brings down the room.
Whether through want or necessity, due to badly ageing décor or poor condition, replacing cabinet doors is more viable for many than investing in an entire new kitchen suite. If your doors are the main feature letting your kitchen down, they’re the first thing you should update to give the space a new lease of life. This also gives you a great opportunity to explore design trends and preferences.
When should you replace your kitchen doors?
Kitchen cabinets can last for many years, but eventually they will need to be replaced. If your cabinets are starting to look worn or outdated, you may be wondering if it’s time to replace them entirely. However, there is another option that can save you time and money: replacing the doors.
Replacing kitchen doors is a relatively easy and affordable way to update your kitchen’s look. It’s a great option if the cabinets themselves are still in good condition, but the doors are scratched, faded, or simply don’t match your style anymore.
Here are a few signs that it’s time to replace your kitchen doors:
- The doors are scratched, faded, or damaged.
- The doors are no longer in style.
- The doors are not the right size for your cabinets.
- The doors are not made of a durable material.
If you’re considering replacing your kitchen doors, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Choose doors that are made of a durable material, such as wood or MDF.
- Choose doors that are the right size for your cabinets.
- Choose doors that match your style.
- Choose doors that are affordable.
Replacing your kitchen doors is a great way to update your kitchen without having to replace the entire cabinetry. It’s a relatively easy and affordable project that can make a big difference in the look of your kitchen.
Here are some additional tips for replacing your kitchen doors:
- Measure your cabinets carefully before you start shopping for new doors.
- Get quotes from multiple suppliers before you make a decision.
- Consider buying pre-finished doors, or have them custom-made to match your exact specifications.
- If you’re not comfortable installing the doors yourself, hire a professional to do it for you.
With a little planning and effort, you can easily replace your kitchen doors and give your kitchen a new look.
5 benefits of buying replacement kitchen doors
Want to know one of the best-kept secrets about reinventing your kitchen? Spending money you don’t have to spare isn’t the only way to do it, but most people aren’t aware of the affordable alternative – replacement kitchen doors. Here are five major benefits of replacement doors:
1) Spending less money
As we know, buying kitchen units complete with doors and drawer fronts costs a lot more than just buying the doors separately. In times of economic strain, consumers are likely to gravitate towards cheaper options. Carcasses will last a lot longer than moving parts like doors and hinges, so why fix what isn’t broken? Changing the doors achieves the desired effect without breaking the bank.
2) Saving time and effort
Not only can replacement kitchen doors save you money, but they’re also less time-consuming to order and install, so you can enjoy your new kitchen sooner. Production and delivery will be faster than it would for entire units, and removing the old doors and attaching the new ones takes less time and doesn’t leave as much mess. It’s easy to DIY, too, instead of paying a professional fitter.
3) Providing a stylish new look
When the cupboard doors are closed, you’re unlikely to even notice the colour of the units behind them. It’s the style and finish of the outward-facing doors that leaves the biggest impression. By switching to a trendier type of door, you can create the illusion of a total kitchen transformation – without shelling out for new units. This is the number one hassle-free way to spruce up a kitchen.
4) Adding modern mechanisms & storage solutions
Replacing doors doesn’t involve any radical layout changes, but it does give you a chance to take your cabinets to the next level. At William Cope, all of our replacement doors come with soft-closing hinges from the German manufacturer Hettich, making it safe, smooth, and quiet to open and close them. You can also add kitchen accessories like built-in storage and new handles.
5) Getting more out of your units
Even the most well-made kitchen units will need replacing eventually, but they’ll hold up for many years beyond the doors. Due to all the pulling and pushing, swinging and slamming, and the light, temperature, and moisture changes that come with their location, exposed doors will deteriorate at a faster rate. When you replace them, you’re making your kitchen last for longer by maintaining the still-functional framework. You can replace the doors several times throughout the unit’s lifespan.
How to choose replacement kitchen doors
If you’re considering new kitchen cabinet doors, you might not know where to start, especially if it’s been a while since you last browsed through kitchen designs. Luckily, William Cope has years of industry experience in supplying a vast range of high-quality kitchen units and doors. Here are some tips on shopping for replacement kitchen doors and choosing the best design.
Where to find replacement cabinet doors?
The first step is searching online for kitchen ideas to narrow down what you’re looking for. Our kitchen installation gallery has plenty of inspiration for both classic and colourful cupboard doors. You can also browse our replacement door collections directly on our site to see product images. However, viewing in person is often preferable, as the photography in online kitchen brochures can’t always capture how a colour and finish looks in real life. If you’re within travelling distance of Ripon in Yorkshire, then we’d recommend visiting the William Cope showroom to check out our options with your own eyes. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak directly with our staff.
Even if you can’t make a trip to our showroom, you can still order kitchen door samples online. We’ll send you a small sample of the chosen door style so you can see how it looks in your kitchen. If you order a set of doors in that style, we’ll even deduct the cost of the samples from your order!