Remodeling your kitchen cabinets can quickly become a very expensive endeavor. The price range is between six and ten thousand dollars on average to remodel an entire kitchen. While most kitchen cabinets are built to last and remodeling once is on average the only time you will do it that is still a lot of money.
There are ways in which you can reduce the cost and one of those includes purchasing used kitchen cabinets. Used cabinets does not meant that they are worn out or broken it just means that they were used on display in a showroom. As such, you can find them at online auctions or local sites and save at least half of the money you would have spent on new cabinets.
When you begin looking for used cabinets you should start locally. Check your local newspaper classified ads. People sell cabinets from new remodeling jobs frequently. You can find cabinets for your entire kitchen for prices half of new cabinets. When you find ads, be sure that the size is right for your kitchen otherwise it will not be worth the money. Looking locally first is a great idea because you can see the items before you buy them and you don’t have to pay for the shipping costs. You can inspect the used cabinets for any splitting wood, warping, or other wear and tear. You can also inspect the color to ensure that it matches your kitchen theme, something you can’t do when you purchase online.
Aside from the aforementioned advantages, there are many reasons why you should look into low-priced used cabinets for your kitchen. Many times, used cabinets are from older homes and are made from solid construction and have a large amount of character. They can be sanded and stained or painted to match your kitchen color scheme. This is an inexpensive way to add a unique touch to your kitchen.
The biggest disadvantage is that when you purchase used kitchen cabinets you are unaware of the history in spite of what is told to you by the seller. The cabinets may appear fine on the outside but could have been subjected to treatment which shortened their lifespan. In spite of this, it is still advantageous to be able to examine the items in person before you make your purchase, something you cannot do when you make purchases from online vendors.