Looking for a deal on cabinets? There are many ways to get cheap cabinets. You just need to know where to look. Here are three ways you can get dirt cheap kitchen cabinets and spend the rest of your budget on the frills you really want.
Community swap sites like CraigsList.com or Facebook Marketplace are full of people who are desperate to get their old cabinets out of their homes. These people are likely remodeling, and they need your help to make room for new ones. If you’re lucky, you’ll happen upon some high-end or custom cabinets someone thought worth recycling.
- Pro: You can score high-quality cabinets with durable construction for little to no money.
- Con: You may need to remove and transport the cabinets yourself, especially if you are receiving the cabinets at no cost.
As new styles come in, home improvement stores and showrooms get rid of their old display cabinets. Obviously, they can’t sell the cabinets to their customers outright, simply because hundreds of other people have been handling them. Instead, they make a little bit of money back by selling them to you at a cheaper price.
- Pro: You can get stylish, highly customized discount cabinets for much less. Remember, stores and showrooms display only their best. Some already include additions like Rev-A-Shelf installed.
- Con: They usually aren’t publicly listed. You will need to build relationships with store owners and managers to find out when they’re changing their displays.
RTA stands for ready-to-assemble. You are responsible for putting the cabinets together and installing them and that cuts back on cost. All RTA cabinets are shipped flat with all the necessary hardware included. You and a friend can easily install them, but it is advised that you hire a professional to save you the hassle.
- Pro: You can get quality cabinets brand new without resorting to particle board or used cabinets. If you’re not quite ready to install them yet, they are easy to store during a remodel.
- Con: It takes extra time to put them together.
- Tip: Always triple-check your measurements. One of the most common errors when ordering RTA cabinets is submitting incorrect measurements.