Unassembled Kitchen Cabinets
Let's talk unassembled kitchen cabinets. The kitchen cabinets play an important role in creating the look and feel of your kitchen. These lovely pieces of furniture create storage space for you in the kitchen. Once you decide to buy or build a new kitchen cabinet, you should be aware that the cost of new kitchen cabinetscould be high.
Custom kitchen cabinets or stock cabinets are the best available in design as well as quality but the costs can be way above your budgets. Unassembled kitchen cabinets or ready to assemble kitchen cabinets in comparison are lower in prices. They do offer a lot of customisation.
The prices of these affordable kitchen cabinets are low, as the cost waives off the manufacturing, finishing and installation fees. These are also shipped faster to you, as these are not manufactured to order.
You can buy unassembled cabinets; these are delivered to you in broken form. You the homeowner will need to assemble the parts to install the cabinet. You may do it yourself if you are savvy or may need to hire additional labour to install the cabinet.
The process of installing kitchen cabinets is normally simple. Just open the kit and read the instruction manual carefully. Then just put together the pieces and fasten them as instructed.
Do remember the manufacturer will not guarantee the quality of the finished product, as they did not do the assembling. So do check the warranty conditions the manufacturer offers before making the buying decision.
Unassembled kitchen cabinets also give you the opportunity to finish the cabinet with your style statements. Paint it or stain the wood to create the magic.
You can also assemble the complete kitchen cabinet yourself from scratch. That of course requires a lot of planning, measurements and labour but then it can be the most effective way to budget kitchen cabinets.
Start by planning on the design of your kitchen cabinet. Check online sites for inspiration. Read home improvement magazines. Decide on a design and look that suits your kitchen and home. Do not go for something that may look good but may not be suitable for your requirements.
Plan the type of wood that you would be using for the construction. You can buy salvaged kitchen wood or even reclaimed wood if you are environment friendly. Decide on the cabinetry hardware that you would be using.
If you like the distressed look, go to auctions or antique houses or sales to get the antique parts (Distressed kitchen cabinets are very much in fashion these days).
You will need to take measurements, prepare the planning, get the wood, cut it to pieces and then fasten them. Finally you will need to finish the product as per your plan. The installation process, which can be tough for beginners, also has to be done by you.
In case you to decide to build your kitchen yourself, then take the help of a lumber to cut the wood and install the cabinet. Wood if not cut to accurate measurements can cause huge problems. Take a closer look at my wood kitchen cabinets section for ideas on which wood to select for your kitchen.
Installing the heavy cabinets and hardware will need additional labour. As you must have realized by now that these unassembled kitchen cabinets built from scratch can be really cheap.
Quality does not come cheap but you can prove the proverb wrong! The above process, though tough, gives you a cabinet that is the lowest in prices. Your have built cheap kitchen cabinets of great quality and design. Your dream kitchen is not only a prized possession of your household but also your pride.