If you’re remodeling your kitchen, it’s likely that you’ve spent a good amount of time thinking about how to save money on everything from appliances to countertops. However, did you know there are many ways to get great deals on new kitchen cabinets? In this post we’ll show you how to save money when shopping for new kitchen cabinets, including where to look and what options provide the best value.
- Buy Cabinets Online
- Shop Discount Stores
- Join a Loyalty Program
- Search for Samples
- Use Existing Framing
- Go For Base Cabinets
- Purchase RTA Cabinets
- Skip the Custom Options
1. Buy Cabinets Online
If you’re looking to buy kitchen cabinets online, there are several benefits. First and foremost, it can save you money. While in-store prices may be cheaper than what you’ll find on the internet, they usually don’t offer the same selection of options or quality. You can find both better prices and more options at an online kitchen cabinet retailer.
You can also purchase cabinets that aren’t available in stores. These include custom cabinetry made from reclaimed materials or ready-made sets designed to fit certain spaces (such as a corner cabinet). You’ll also find plenty of reviews by previous customers who have bought similar items. So you can choose the best deal for yourself.
2. Shop Discount Stores
If you’re looking for a deal on kitchen cabinets, check out the discount stores. These places often sell new kitchen cabinets at a fraction of their original cost (and they may even throw in free delivery and installation). If we talk about Buffalo Grove, there is a discount store called Artline Kitchen and Bath. You can buy affordable kitchen cabinets from them.
3. Join a Loyalty Program
Some discount stores offer special deals to regular customers who join loyalty programs first. If you plan ahead of time then you can get up to 20% off your purchases. For example, If you belong to Amazon Prime ($99 per year), then each time you order something from Amazon it will include “free” shipping.
4. Search for Samples
One of the best ways to save money on your new kitchen cabinets is to look for sample pieces at home improvement stores and cabinet shops. Sample pieces are often available in a variety of styles, sizes, and price points so that you can get an idea of what’s available before committing to a certain style or brand.
When shopping around Buffalo Grove, keep in mind that some products may be more expensive than others. This is because they use higher-quality materials or better design techniques (both things you probably want in your cabinets).
If you don’t want all of your kitchen cabinets made out of wood but are still looking for wooden samples from manufacturers then try searching through local carpenters who make custom-made items. They might have samples just sitting around waiting for someone like yourself.
5. Use Existing Framing
Look at the existing framing. If you are planning on using new cabinets, it could be a good idea to look at how much of the existing framing will work for your project. If there is not enough space to add in new framing and still make room for your new cabinets, consider working with what you have.
Make sure it is sturdy enough to support the cabinets. This step should go without saying. But it’s a good idea to double check that all existing supports are sturdy enough to hold up your new cabinets before beginning any construction or demolition work. Check for rot or damage in wood and rust on metal before starting any construction or demolition work
6. Go for Base Cabinets
If you have a limited budget, the best option is to go with base cabinets. Base cabinets are usually made of particle board or plywood and painted, not stained. They’re also usually the lowest in quality (though sometimes you can find some decent ones). There are lots of colors and styles available for base cabinets; just make sure to choose ones that will match your kitchen’s overall design seamlessly.
7. Purchase RTA Cabinets
If you’re looking to save money on new kitchen cabinets, one of the best ways is to buy ready-to-assemble cabinets. These are usually made from plywood and particle board with a laminate finish. They can be purchased online or at home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes, as well as some hardware stores.
If you want to save time putting them together yourself, consider hiring someone who will install them for you. If you don’t have that kind of budget but still want this option. Look into hiring a handyman or handywoman who can do the job for less than what it would cost if they came with their own tools and equipment (plus labor). This way, if something goes wrong during assembly and sometimes things do. You won’t have invested much into the project up front.
Finally, consider putting them together somewhere other than your kitchen. You may not be able to afford hiring someone else right now (or ever).
8. Skip the Custom Options
Custom cabinetry are a huge money pit, and they’re not always worth it. You can expect to pay at least $1,200 to $1,500 per door for custom doors. That’s if you don’t want any molding or other embellishments on them (and most people who hire contractors will). Let’s say you want your kitchen cabinets to be 36″ wide with a 2″ frame and with full-extension pullouts on the bottom drawers and two drawers on top that slide out towards you. So that they’re easy to open without having to lean over into the cabinet. That adds up fast you could easily spend over $40K for this type of kitchen!
Don’t forget about all those special features. Lots of people choose stainless steel appliances these days because it looks sleek and modern. Unfortunately, those appliances cost between $5-$10K more than standard ones made from wood or laminate materials like particleboard (which doesn’t look nearly as nice). Then again if style matters most then maybe go ahead with stainless steel after all.
It’s easy to get carried away by the beautiful colors, materials and designs of modern kitchen cabinets. But don’t forget that it is also important to consider the cost of your new kitchen cabinets. By shopping online, you can find great deals on high-quality cabinets at lower prices than those offered in brick-and-mortar stores. Searching affordable kitchen cabinets stores may also help save money on these cabinets. They will often offer discounts that aren’t available anywhere else.