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How To Cut Costs on Your Cabinetry Purchase

Use these tips to cut down on your cabinetry costs.

Written by Sara Brown
How To Cut Costs on Your Cabinetry Purchase
 

1. Choose Common Wood Types

Choose oak or hickory instead of maple or cherry. More common wood types typically equal a lower price tag.
 

2. Design with Simplicity

Pick a simple door and drawer style over an elaborate design. Instead, spend your money on storage features (think roll-out shelves) that will make your kitchen more efficient.
 

3. Use a Standard Stain

Choose a standard stain or finish. Paints, glazes, antiquing and distressing cost more.
 

4. Place Quality over Quantity

Opt for fewer cabinets in larger sizes. Even though they may be smaller, incorporating more cabinets will be more expensive.
 

5. Choose Overlay Hinges

Go with standard overlay doors and hinges, rather than full-overlay cabinets (where the hinges are concealed).
 
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