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Kitchen Cabinet Do-It-Yourself Kits Can Trim Thousands off Your Remodel
by Francine L. Huff

If you're handy around the house and don't want to pay a fortune for new kitchen cabinets, you may want to consider a buying a do-it-yourself kit. Instead of spending thousands on custom or semi-custom kitchen cabinets, you can get a ready-to-assemble kit for as low as $1,000, according to Hometips.com. That leaves more money for other upgrades to your kitchen.

A Variety of Materials and Finishes
Do-it-yourself kitchen cabinetry is a good alternative if you don't have a big budget and don't mind building some sweat equity. The cabinets themselves are similar to those you see at home improvement centers, and come in a variety of woods, finishes, and designs. Because the cabinets aren't assembled at the factory, they carry a smaller price tag. Do-it-yourself kitchen cabinet kits are also less expensive to ship because they come in smaller, more compact packages.

Basic Tools Needed
Generally, all you need to assemble do-it-yourself kitchen cabinetry are basic tools such as a hammer or screwdriver. Some do-it-yourself kitchen cabinetry doesn't even require a hammer and is easily assembled with just a screwdriver. Many companies that sell ready-to-assemble cabinets also have designers available to help plan your kitchen layout and order the correct parts.

Do-it-yourself kits for kitchen cabinetry are ideal for folks who enjoy doing projects around the house and have the patience to see a project through to the end. If you take on this project you'll need to take good measurements and make sure your cabinets are level.

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About the Author
Francine L. Huff is a freelance journalist and the author ofThe 25-Day Money Makeover for Women.She has appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows.