Recycled Kitchen Cabinets

Get information on recycled kitchen cabinets, an environmentally and budget-friendly way to redesign your kitchen.


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Brian Brown

By: Amy McEvoy

Kitchen renovation can be costly. Appliances can be expensive to replace and cabinetry is expensive to install, regardless of the materials used. For this reason, recycled kitchen cabinets can be an attractive option.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel


John Colaneri

Contemporary Kitchen


Debe Robinson

Tuscan Style Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Green Granite

Cream Color Country Style Kitchen

Modern Stainless Steel Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash

Red Kitchen Cabinets


Kim Alexandriuk

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White Cabinet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash

Stove Top and Backsplash with Blue Gray Cabinets

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Black and White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen Design

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Retro Yellow and Green Kitchen with White and Brown Cabinets

White Contemporary Style Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen with Antiqued Cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island


Celebrity Communities

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Kitchen with Island Seating

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Brown Contemporary Kitchen


Nomita Joshi Gupta

Rustic Kitchen Island

White Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

White transitional kitchen

White Kitchen with Round Island

Island Seatinv in Blue Gray Kitchen

Urban Oasis Kitchen

Kitchen with Ladder

Neutral Kitchen

White Kitchen

Creamy Kitchen Cabinets


Ben Herzog

White Kitchen with Dining Table

White Kitchen with Wood Island

White traditional Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Red Hood

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Kitchen with Blue Backsplash

Cottage Kitchen with Black Cabinets

Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Stainless kitchen with white cabinets

Contemproary Kitchen with Large Table

Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets

Pale Kitchen cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island


Cheri Wentworth

Contemporary Kitchen

White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Elaborate Display Cabinetry

White Cabinets

Conserving materials to use as cabinets is one way to save money in a kitchen renovation project. Recycling old cabinets or using recycled materials to create new cabinets can save money and benefit the environment in the process.

Repurposed cabinets from old banks of cabinets, whether from your own home or from a retailer, are very useful in a budget-friendly kitchen redesign. They can be sanded down and re-stained if made of wood. Doors and pieces can be taken off and rebuilt in new formations to create a new look. Additionally, new hardware can be placed on existing doors for a new look on recycled kitchen cabinets.

If your current kitchen cabinets are unusable in your new kitchen design, there are retailers specifically dedicated to providing recycled cabinets and other supplies. Material exchanges allow businesses, non-profits and individuals to trade or buy a full range of building materials. Reuse stores are similar to exchanges. Some only allow low-income homeowners to shop, while others allow anyone to buy recycled materials and then donate the profits to organizations supporting low-income families. Either way, recycled kitchen cabinets can be bought at low cost with the added benefit of helping others.

Reclaimed furniture pieces found in your home or at flea markets and antique stores can be used to create a bank of kitchen cabinets as well. Chests of drawers, buffets or bookshelves can be reconstructed and painted a uniform color to provide the storage needed in the kitchen in a unique and eclectic way.

Reclaimed lumber from old barns, fences, beams and posts are also ideas for recycled kitchen cabinets. Salvaged wood has become very popular in recent years, which can provide you with a one-of-a-kind look in your kitchen design. Salvage stores are a good place to find reclaimed wood and architectural details for your recycled kitchen cabinets.

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