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Used Kitchen Cabinet Prices
Upgrading your kitchen cabinets can be a huge expense. Depending on the size of your kitchen and the materials of the cabinets, prices can be $6,000 to over $10,000. Granted, you probably won't replace them again, and they are built to last, but who has that kind of money? A good way to try to reduce the cost of kitchen cabinets is to consider buying used. Used doesn't always mean broken or worn-out. Used might mean the cabinets were displayed in a showroom. With some time spent online on auction or local classified sites, you could save at least ½ the cost, if not more, of buying new.
Where to look for low-priced used kitchen cabinets
The best place to start looking for low-priced used kitchen cabinets is locally. Check local classified websites or newspaper classifieds. People are always selling cabinets from remodeling jobs. You can find cabinets for entire kitchens for less than 1/2 the price of buying new, just be sure it is the right size for the space you need, or it really isn't any bargain. It is a good idea, when buying used cabinets, that you try to buy locally. Not only is shipping something as large as cabinets very expensive, you don't get to see them before you buy them. When you buy locally, you can inspect for damage from normal wear and tear and for any warping or splitting wood. You can also be sure of the color, which is sometimes tricky when buying online.
Advantages and disadvantages of low-priced used kitchen cabinets
Besides the biggest advantage of low-priced used kitchen cabinets, the cost, there are a few other advantages as well. Often used cabinets are from older homes and have a certain amount of character as well as very solid construction. They are easily sanded and repainted to match you color scheme. This is a great, inexpensive way to add a bit of interest to your kitchen.
The main disadvantage of buying used is that you don't know the history of the cabinets, despite what the seller tells you. They may look nice on the outside, but have been subjected to rough treatment from the previous owners, which would shorten the lifespan of a cabinet.