Save money in your kitchen by using high-quality stock cabinets instead of custom cabinets. See the variety of styles to choose from here.
Instead of installing another base cabinet, this homeowner used an open space at the end of a run of cabinets to house a rolling cart topped with a cutting board.
The decision to use stock cabinets from IKEA rather than custom-made cabinets instantly cut costs by $20,000, says this kitchen's owner and designer. The cabinets added just $3,000 to the budget. Glossy black granite counters make the inexpensive cabinets look like pricey European imports.
A false wall behind these pantry cabinets nudged the units forward, making a freestanding refrigerator look like an expensive built-in. For a fraction of the cost of brushed stainless steel, brushed aluminum pulls contribute to the kitchen's clean, linear look.
Selecting stock cabinetry from Diamond Cabinets meant significant savings in this kitchen renovation. The cabinets added only $9,800 to the budget. The kitchen's new dining peninsula gives the family a spot to enjoy casual meals. Opting not to include base cabinets makes the peninsula more like a table.
Open storage breaks up a solid bank of cabinetry. An organizer cabinet on the end of this upper run of cabinetry hides keys, a magnetic board, and other items.
Choosing stock cabinets might require you to make creative adjustments, which often turn out for the better. Here, the range was too narrow for there to be four horizontal wall cabinets, and too wide for there to be five. So the homeowner left a space between units and finished it with beige end panels and mosaic tile for a jazzy spice-storage cube.