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