DIY Kitchen Cabinets

Dive into your options for DIY kitchen cabinets, and get ready to create the kitchen of your dreams from scratch.

DIY Kitchen Cabinets

If you're more than a little handy and looking to give your kitchen a facelift or install a brand-new kitchen, you may want to explore do-it-yourself, or DIY, kitchen cabinets as an option.

Kitchen Cabinet Options for Storage and Display

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Retro Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes

Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Repainting Kitchen Cabinets Blue

Black Kitchen Cabinets

Glass Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Kitchen Cabinet Options

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets

Dmitry Pistrov

Stainless Steel Kitchen Cabinets

Red Kitchen Cabinets

Green Kitchen Cabinets

Orange and Gray Eclectic Kitchen

Country Style Kitchen with Recycled Cabinets

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French Country Cabinets in Kitchen

Dark Wood Kitchen Cabinets With Patterned Backsplash

Cherry Kitchen Cabinets

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Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Kitchen Pantry Ideas

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets

Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Semi Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Tall Kitchen Cabinets

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Contemporary Kitchen With Bamboo Cabinetry

Craftsman Style Cabinets

Cottage Style Cabinets

Harry Hu

Midcentury Modern Cabinets

European Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Kitchen Classic Cabinets

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Wall Cabinets

Modern Gray Bamboo Kitchen Cabinets

Modern White Kitchen Cabinets

Replacement Kitchen Cabinets

Open Kitchen Cabinets

Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets

Oak Kitchen Cabinets

Mission Style Kitchen Cabinets

Contemporary Kitchen with Stock Cabinets

New Kitchen Cabinets

Distressed Kitchen Cabinets

Contemporary Kitchen Frosted Glass Cabinets

Pine Kitchen Cabinets

Rustic Kitchen Cabinets

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White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

Brown Kitchen with Unfinished Cabinets

New Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Transitional Kitchen With Classic Wood Cabinets

Old Kitchen Cabinets

White Modern Kitchen with Small Cabinets

White Kitchen Cabinets

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Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Pantry Storage

Corner Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Door Handles and Knobs

The primary benefit of choosing the DIY route for kitchen cabinets is economical. You'll pay a fraction of the cost for materials—and nothing for labor—if you choose to build and install your kitchen cabinets yourself.

Before you begin any DIY kitchen cabinet project, you'll want to thoroughly measure and map the space into which you're installing the cabinets. Create a diagram with measurements noted, so that you can reference the plan during the build and install phases.

The first requirement for DIY kitchen cabinets is carpentry skill. If you're starting from scratch, you can go as far as purchasing raw wood from which to cut doors, frames and interior rails and stiles. One way to save time on a DIY cabinet project is to settle on a cabinet style and wood or material, then purchase that style from a home improvement or furniture store, unfinished. You may pay slightly more than you would for raw materials, but unless you're a serious carpenter, the time and effort you'll save will be worth the added expense.

Assuming you've got your unfinished cabinet template, you'll want to decide on a finish for your cabinets. Stain and paint are the most popular finishes for wood cabinets, with a wide range of both available. You should stain or paint all cabinets before hanging, let them thoroughly dry, then hang them, paying special attention to the sturdiness of their connection to wall studs—cabinets need to bear tremendous weight, so you should ensure they're safely fastened.

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