Cabinetry usually adds up to about half of kitchen renovation expenses, so if you have a small budget, you've got to find ways to cut costs. Shop sales, check second-hand and salvage stores, try a demolition auction, or find ways to get a custom look from big box sources.
Shop for Discounts on Stock Cabinets
For kitchen cabinet sources, click here.
Scour Your Local Salvage Shop
For a national short list of salvage shops, click here.
Scan Craigslist & Demolition Auction Sites
For an explanation of how "demolition auctions" work, click here.
Shop Big Box Stores but Make It Yours
For tips on customizing a big box kitchen, see this post.
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