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Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Then Have Them Built

Dream, and imagine all the options as you plan your kitchen renovations. You might not have the expertise necessary to build your own kitchen cabinets with a hammer and nails, but you know how you use your kitchen and what is important to you. Before a single cabinet is removed, think about all the ways you can make your kitchen better.

Remodeling Kitchen Cabinets

Think about the pots and pans you use the most often. Can you store them in a convenient place close to where you use them now? If not, develop a cabinet that will hold those particular items where you use them. What about your dishes and serving platters? Do you have space for all of them in your kitchen or do you have a few things hidden all over the house, with even a few things in the garage? Create cabinets that work for you.

Custom Cabinet Doors Made to Order

As you are calculating your cabinet square footage along with the custom cabinet doors, the prices might add up to more than you wanted to spend. You might be able to create a hybrid of stock kitchen cabinets with some customized cabinets. Choose a door style that can be custom ordered in any size if you are designing some cabinets that are unusually wide or tall. Remember to check your clearance of all cabinets and appliances.

Weigh your options so that you are not sacrificing quality materials to get the number of cabinets you desire. You won't be ahead if your budget can't stretch as much as you want, and instead of cooking in your kitchen you are constantly conducting kitchen cabinet repair. Have a plan, then implement the plan as you can afford it.


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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
When remodeling your kitchen, an alternative to replacing your cabinets entirely, is to reface them. With refacing cabinets, you can achieve a beautiful new kitchen while spending half the amount of money. You will literally be giving your cabinets a face-lift! In the refacing process, existing doors, drawer fronts and hardware are removed and replaced with new ones

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Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Wood is one material that will never go out of style. It offers a rich classic appeal that comes in a variety of species. Depending on your own personal taste, you can create the look and feel most desired. The species of wood that you select will have the utmost impact on your kitchen cabinet’s final look.

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Cabinet Door Styles
The fashion in which a door fits over a cabinet box determines its fundamental classification. Doors are classified as being one of five types which include, Inset Cabinet Door, Lipped Cabinet Door, Partial Overlay, Full Overlay, Tambour. Inset doors are designed to sit within the rails and stiles of the cabinet frame.

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