Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Inexpensive Kitchen Cabinets

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated, however, are genuine and completely my own.



The cost of re-doing a kitchen is atrocious to me.. We're talking tens-of-thousands-of-dollars atrocious. We have two kitchens in our home, one upstairs and one downstairs. All of the homes in our neighborhood do too, and it makes it super easy (and fantastic!) for entertaining. The kitchen on the lower level of the house is fine, everything matches and has a nice layout.  The one on the main floor of the house (and the one we use most often) has no style whatsoever. We have beautiful tile in there, and real wood cabinets (which I love) but they're severely outdated looking, and they throw off the whole look of the kitchen.

After doing a little research here and there, it seems the biggest cost of a kitchen remodel is (of course) the cabinetry. That means that unless you want to pay through the nose, you're definitely going to need to do some research to find a company that offers a decent price with a customer-approved quality.  Settling for a cheaper quality of cabinet may seem ideal in the heat of the decision-making moment, but in the long run is probably not going to be a good idea (and it won't really save you any money if you have to re-do it again a few short years later). Fortunately, there are inexpensive kitchen cabinets that have a nice quality to them.

Of course you'll also want cabinets that have a style you're going to enjoy. After all, you're going to have to look at them for a long time to come, so they might as well be pretty. Be sure when doing your search for inexpensive kitchen cabinets that the products you find meet all of the criteria above (nice quality, affordable, & stylish) and the rewards (a kitchen you actually like being at the very top of the list) are very likely to pay off in the long run.

Have you ever considered a kitchen remodel (or gone through with one)?


50 comments:

Judy Haughton-James said...

In the not too distant future I would like to do a kitchen remodel especially our cupboards. Over the years we have done a number of changes where the sink is and that included a cupboard around the sink. This time the workmen did a better job. Enjoy the rest of your day Rosey.

mail4rosey said...

You too, Judy, though I suspect with that brand new puppy you've got a lot of fun days ahead. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How interesting that all the homes in your neighborhood have two kitchens! I bet that is great for entertaining. We helped my parents out with their kitchen remodel and ended up just painting the cabinets because brand new ones were not in the budget. They are so expensive!

Becky Jane said...

I've endured 2 kitchen remodels and made the decision I didn't want to do it ever again. When we built our new home I decided to go with high quality cabinets that would last forever...excellent post!

mail4rosey said...

I hope they turned out gorgeous!! It's nice that you helped w/the project.

mail4rosey said...

It will probably pay off tons in the long run. Glad you've got what you want and like!

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

Luckily when we moved into our house, the kitchen had recently been updated. So our cabinets are pretty good and should last for awhile. But this information is always good to know or to refer a friend to!

mail4rosey said...

You did get lucky. If we move I want a great kitchen. I spend a good amount of time in there, and I want to love the room!

Sandee said...

We just did the doors on our kitchen cabinets and they were expensive enough. It sure makes the kitchen look nice though.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

mail4rosey said...

I like the option to redo the doors, I think it's a good one. Glad you've got a kitchen you like.

Ann Jones said...

We had to redo our kitchen. I did a lot of the work myself. It is a lot of work :)

Pepper said...

I'd love to have my kitchen redone, but the staggering costs are yes, atrocious! A DIY is a good idea. And the remodeling can be done part by part, as the budget permits.

Pat Hatt said...

Get brand new ones when I move into my brand new apt in 18 days, yes I'm counting lol

Irish Italian Blessings said...

We are thinking of doing one now. But you're so right, the price is scaring us away from taking the leap but it has to be done eventually.

mail4rosey said...

But so worth it when it's done, I'm sure!! :)

mail4rosey said...

Even if it's just bits and pieces, it's progress, I like it (so long as patterns, styles, etc. don't go out of stock or get discontinued, which could ruin a day or ten ;) ).

mail4rosey said...

Congrats!!! 18 days is a cake walk!

mail4rosey said...

One of the most expensive re-dos I've seen. The bathroom is another!

Pat Hatt said...

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Jerla Oh lalala said...

We live in an apartment and our cabinets are really looking old. I wish the manager will change it.

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Momma Lew said...

This is interesting! I will share with my parents, they have been wanting to redo theirs!

mail4rosey said...

lol, I was trying to get a code in for Google Analytics, so I could accept a review, but I didn't do it right...so I declined the review, lol.

mail4rosey said...

With more manageable price solutions being thought of, maybe the manager will change them. Never hurts to ask. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you. :)

Theresa said...

It is amazing to me how much cabinets cost! I am so thankful we loved ours when we moved in because we would have paid through the nose for new ones.

Ai Sakura said...

I have grey kitchen cabinets now and I want to change to white.. but like you said, it's real expensive so I'm still holding back for now.

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I suppose you could always just do the fronts of them, right? That would help cut costs!

Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

I would love love love to redo our cabinets, but if we redo them, we pretty much have to take over the counters too and then the back splash and beyond. Maybe some day. We did at least update our hardware.

Veronica Lee said...

My kitchen cabinets are falling apart and we've been considering a kitchen remodel for some time. Waiting for a windfall!

Masshole Mommy said...

Lucky for me, the people that owned my home before me bought it and re-did the whole thing, including the kitchen, so my cabinets are practically brand new.

mail4rosey said...

We've had a couple of houses and I've never had a kitchen that I just LOVED. I liked them all, they're fine, they serve their purpose, but I want one that feels cozy!

mail4rosey said...

My grandma had grey ones, but I think she liked them? She never said she didn't, so I guess she must have, lol. :)

mail4rosey said...

I tried a kit in our kitchen, like a stain/paint kit, and it's okay, I like the color, but it's scary every time I wash it...I know one day it's going to start flecking and look ridiculous.

mail4rosey said...

I'd love a new backsplash!!! Ours is stainless and I'd love a multi-tile in soft, cool colors. :)

mail4rosey said...

You and me both. :)

mail4rosey said...

That is lucky. :)

Dana said...

I would love to remodel our kitchen! It's tiny and old-fashioned. Maybe someday... :)

My Journey With Candida said...

I have new cabinets in my kitchen... but I am redoing my basement and sure could use some new ones there.

Moms Gone Crazy said...

Oh gosh, I can't even express how badly we need a kitchen remodel! We're doing the bathrooms first, but next... the kitchen!!

~ Noelle said...

i told marc i wanted to redo our kitchen... one day :)
ONE DAY

An Ordinary Housewife said...

We've only ever rented, so we don't get to change our cabinets.

mail4rosey said...

Crossing my fingers for sooner rather than later for you. :)

mail4rosey said...

That link above could be a good source if you're actively looking. Def. worth checking into.

mail4rosey said...

Bathroom remodels are ex-pen-sive too!!

mail4rosey said...

I told my husband I wanted a deck when we first moved into this place, lolol. I bet our husband's love us wanting such small things when our houses are brand new to us. :) :) :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

Kristi Maloney said...

Yes. We are overdue for a kitchen remodel. We need everything except the floor. I will have to check out these cabinets - inexpensive kitchen cabinets would be ideal!

Kelly R said...

Great post. I will have to keep all this in mind when we re model our kitchen.

mail4rosey said...

Hope it helps, Kristi. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for visiting, Kelly.