Types of Cheap Kitchen Cabinets

Cheap Kitchen Cabinets

Remodeling your kitchen can add the greatest value to your property, but it is also the most expensive room to remodel.  New cabinets really drive up the cost. A typical kitchen has 25 to 30 feet of cabinets. So, cabinets usually cost 30% to 50% of your remodel budget.

However, it is possible to cut kitchen-remodeling costs without sacrificing style. There are ways to score cabinets for next to nothing, especially if you aren’t afraid of using a little elbow grease to get them cleaned up and ready to spruce up your kitchen.

Keep reading for surefire ways to get more bang for your buck.

Next to Nothing (And Sometimes Free!)

Community swap sites like Facebook Marketplace or local FB garage sale sites are full of people who are desperate to get their old cabinets out of their homes. These people are likely remodeling, and they need your help dealing with an unavoidable problem: getting rid of the old cabinets. Their problem can be a big benefit for you. You can score cheap cabinets with amazing quality wood and durable construction for little to no money.

You will likely need to remove and transport the cabinets yourself, especially if you are receiving the cabinets at no cost. Often, the kitchen still has the old cabinets in place. Or, the cabinets were removed by the owner, and now they are taking up valuable space. In any case, the owner is desperate to be rid of the cabinets. You can leverage this desperation to your advantage.

Display Cabinets

As new styles come in, home improvement stores and local independent kitchen and bath design retail showrooms need to get rid of their old display cabinets. This means you could get new, stylish, highly customized discount cabinets for much less. They way to make some money off of them, but because customers have been handling them you can score them at a deeply discounted price.

Finding display kitchen cabinets means persistence. You will need to build relationships with store owners and managers to find out when they’re changing their displays to something new.

Architectural Salvage

Architectural salvage stores are a treasure trove of elements that can add to your home. You can find everything here, especially good quality cabinets. And you will get them at a fraction of the cost of brand new.

Habitat For Humanity’s ReStores is a popular architectural salvage store.

There are 850 locations across the United States. Prices are often extremely affordable, and sometimes underpriced. ReStore volunteers often mark down prices incredibly low to keep items flowing. This is especially true with large items like kitchen cabinets that tend to take up valuable floor space.

RTA Cabinets

RTA stands for ready-to-assemble. RTA cabinets are the same quality as pre-assembled cabinets. The only exception is that you put them together at home.

All RTA cabinets are shipped flat. Assembly is simple because of the cam lock and bracket system that most makers integrate. But, once you can purchase ready to assemble cabinets you can often pay an extra fee to have the company assemble the cabinets for you.

And, while you can easily install kitchen cabinets yourself with some extra help, you can just as easily hire a professional to do it for you. This could also save you time and money. Mistakes can be costly and often arise when an inexperienced homeowner tries a DIY cabinet installation.

Longer lead-time and greater patience level will bring down your cabinet price point big time.  Keep in mind inexpensive cabinets doesn’t need to look cheap. By bargain shopping, you can save lots of money while still enjoying quality cabinetry. If you still have questions about cabinet prices or need help installing the new kitchen cabinets you have purchased be sure to contact Lifestyle Cabinetry and Millwork to request a free quote.