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What is the average life expectancy of bathroom cabinets?
Saturday, June 27, 2020
How long do bathroom cabinets last?
You can expect bathroom cabinets to last 30 to 60 years, with and average of 50 years. The high humidity and splashed water in a bathroom can shorten the life of budget cabinets, and a plumbing leak under the sink or in the wall behind it will also ruin cabinets if not caught and repaired promptly. Although half-century old cabinets are often battered but functional, they are usually replaced sooner as part of a home remodeling.
Here’s a bar graph that compares the life expectancy of bathroom cabinets to other types of storage.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
Links to some of our other blog posts about BATHROOMS:
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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