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Experiencing A Kitchen Cabinet Problem? Common Problems And How To Fix Them

by Camila Holland

Your kitchen cabinetry provides a space for you to store your pots, pans, utensils, and food. However, as they are used, they can develop problems. Most people have no idea what to do when problems start to appear with their kitchen cabinets and drawers. Here are a few common problems and what can be done to solve the problem. 

A Drawer is Sticking

You expect your kitchen drawers to open and shut with ease. When this doesn't happen, you may wonder what to do. Fortunately, the solution may be simple. Pull the drawer out and wipe the tracks down with a slightly dampened cloth. This removes dirt, dust, and residue. Then spray the tracks and wheels with a lubricant, such as WD-40. If that does not solve the problem, a kitchen cabinet service or repair service can replace the tracks on the cabinets so the drawers function as they should. 

A Cabinet Door Is Not Level or Even

All of your cabinet doors should look even or level. If one looks like it is starting to hang unevenly, you may wonder why. The most common reason why this occurs is because the screws holding the hinges in place are loosening. Tightening the screws, or replacing them if they are stripped, should allow your door to look level again. If this does not solve the problem, your door may be warped. Replacing the face of the door is the only option for that problem. 

Your Drawers Are Starting to Sag

As your drawers age, the bottoms of them may start to sag. This is because most drawers only use a thin piece of wood for the bottom of the drawer. If the bottom of your drawer is starting to sag, the first thing you should do is ensure you don't have a lot of weight in the drawer. If you do not, look into reinforcing the wood with a thin piece of plywood or ordering new drawer bottoms from a kitchen cabinet service. 

The Cabinets Have Scratches

As your cabinets are used, they may begin to wear down or develop scratches. If they are in otherwise good shape, having them resurfaced and re-stained can help them to look good as new again. You can even have them stained a new color, transforming the entire look and feel of your kitchen. 

If you are experiencing any of these issues on multiple cabinets, and simple fixes do not solve the problem, it may be time to replace the cabinets in your home. A kitchen cabinet service can inspect your cabinets and help you decide whether repairs are possible or whether it is time to invest in a new set of cabinets.