When you think you need a new kitchen cabinet, and you are on a tight budget, consider building your own. Renovation can prove to be costly and it can take up 40% of the budget if you opt to do the project.
Last week, during the holidays I was in a situation where I had two options, either to buy a new Unit or to remodel my current one. At first I did not know that the remodeling cost for my kitchen cabinet would go beyond my budget, even though I wanted to do it. I was sort of confused and did not really know what I should do.
So I called in backup, a friend of mine who had experience with cabinets of all kinds. He took me to the market; where we visited different DIY wholesalers, I learned a lot of stuff about kitchen cabinets that day, about the different kinds of materials they are made of, the variety of kitchen cabinet hardware there is and its accessories. I found it helpful and pretty interesting; since it was the first time I was going to build a kitchen cabinet on my own. even a housewife can do it as a holiday project.
With plenty of on line DIY tutorials on DIY kitchen cabinets, all you have to do is carefully follow the procedure. After you have decided on what you need, do a little research about the materials and equipment that you will be handling and the different kinds of kitchen cabinet hardware and accessories. Also consider visiting different wholesalers just to get an idea about the so that you can choose the one that is you think best for you.
After our little campaign in the market, I bought the materials from the shop, which provided prices that were easily covered in my budget and also saving some of it. Now we just needed equipment that we will be using to build it, but the problem was we had been on the move for more than three hours and were really tired also the sun was beating on our backs. So I asked him to let me borrow his equipment.
At first he was like, “No way!” because he knew I had zero experience in handling this kind of hardware, but in the end, a friend in need is a friend indeed, I asked him to come over and help me build my own, he agreed and we started working on it the next day. Just remember whenever you want to build a kitchen cabinet, do a little research on it and remember it takes time, patience and some skills with equipment.
For your own safety, if you know you can not handle the equipment yourself, just ask a friend to help you.