When you have made the decision to buy new kitchen cabinets, this means that you have automatically decided to spend a chunk of money. How large that chunk needs to be, though, depends on how much effort you are willing to put in to save. You can save a significant amount of money by doing just a few things.
Research, Research, Research
This is one of the most important things you can do when deciding on new kitchen cabinets. You may want to head out to a few big-box stores to get an idea of the look and feel of the type of new kitchen you want. Don’t be tempted to buy there though, unless you find an absolutely incredible deal. Try to narrow your choices of what you like and what you are looking for.
Then, head online and begin finding out who are the reputable players in the kitchen cabinet game. Head to forums, read online blogs, ask friends, search, and get a good idea of who is on the up and up. Hint: Most of the good places will have free consultation and live people to help you look for products and design a kitchen, will have low shipping fees and quick shipping, and low restocking fees. This is because they care about their reputation and have high product turnover, allowing them to make their money from quantity sold, rather than taking the extra money from the customer.
This all translates to cheaper prices. Our personal recommendation would be to choose a reputable RTA cabinet dealer. For example, RTA Cabinet Store matches all of the points listed, and has built its reputation on quality, timeliness, low prices combined with high quality, and customer service.
The world has changed, and a consumers buying power has changed with it. By buying online, you can cut out all of the costs that the brick and mortar retailers have, such as personnel, rent, electricity, etc. They also have to have things shipped to them, and need enormous amounts of space to show you their kitchen layouts. Online, you can peruse at your leisure, and enjoy the extra savings that will be passed on to you. The only exception to this that we would recommend is if you love a kitchen you see, and find that it is good quality and is a display model. Sometimes display model kitchens can come at a seriously reduced price compared to other kitchens.
Just about every website out there has periodic deals and sales. There might be a line of cabinets that is going to end in the near future, or there may be a tax break or holiday sale. Don’t overlook temporary promotions like free shipping or thrown-in accessories either. Since you are going to have anything you buy shipped to you anyhow, it’s like getting a percentage off of everything you buy!