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Even Cheap Kitchen Cabinets Make a Big Difference

by Kelly Richardson
KitchensAndCabinets.com Columnist
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Homeowners are on the eternal search for affordable cabinet options that look great but won't break the bank. One look at outrageous custom kitchen cabinet prices is enough to discourage almost anyone. But you can easily find cheap kitchen cabinets that are both durable and attractive.

There are several critical factors that effect kitchen cabinet prices. Natural and treated woods as well as other prime materials tend to raise kitchen cabinet prices a great deal. Also, customized treatments, such as finishes and glazes, will turn cheap kitchen cabinets into expensive ones rather quickly. Before you spend a fortune on custom kitchen cabinets, it's a good idea to go in knowing what to expect when a dealer opens his pricing catalogue. Here are some typical kitchen cabinet prices that you will encounter.

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Typical Kitchen Cabinet Prices

  • Wall Cabinets. Wall cabinets are usually the most inexpensive pieces and prices range from $100 to $300 depending upon materials.
  • Base Cabinets. Base cabinets are a bit more expensive due to the amount of materials used, with prices ranging from $150 to $450 per piece.
  • Tall Cabinets. Tall cabinets will be your biggest investment, costing you anywhere from $250 to $850 for pieces 84 to 96 inches in height.

These standard kitchen cabinet prices will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. But there are some ways that you can select cheaper kitchen cabinets and still get that brand new look. Even if the prices are only a few dollars cheaper, every little bit helps.

Select Cheap Kitchen Cabinets

  • Downgrade Materials. For cheap kitchen cabinets, stay away from natural woods. Synthetics are a much cheaper option and still hold up well.
  • Select Ready-made Cabinets. Avoid the high prices of custom jobs and select kitchen cabinets that are ready to install.

Don't let high kitchen cabinet prices get you down. Your kitchen is an important room in your home and should get that makeover you are dreaming of. Cheap kitchen cabinets will give you the same effect as new ones without the staggering bill.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson covers the home improvement scene in major cities across the country. His articles appear in educational journals, periodicals, and e-zines.

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