When cost is an issue, and you're looking for cheap kitchen cabinets, shopping around will be important. When conducting your own price comparison, make sure you check out every option offered by local retailers, online retailers, and wholesale clubs. You may have to visit several stores to find the best price.
Cheap kitchen cabinets do not have to be of poor quality. Often, retailers will have promotions with special sales prices on certain items or you may be able to get a more basic design for a lower price than something with ornate detailing. When shopping around, ask the sales person about payment options they have available, and about any discounted items they may have.
You may also find cheap kitchen cabinets by accepting merchandise that is less than perfect. Often times a cabinet with a ding on the corner or a small scratch may be reduced by hundreds of dollars. In many cases, these imperfections are unnoticeable, allowing you to get good quality cabinets for a fraction of the original cost.
If there aren't any sales around, and you don’t want to purchase damaged items, then decide on a price range for yourself and see what each store has to offer. Of the items you find, compare them carefully to make the best decision. Materials, manufacturers, styles, and sizes are all things that can affect price. In terms of longevity, it is generally best to pick an option that is made from better materials even if it is not your first choice style-wise. If style is of the utmost importance, however, pick the option that is most aesthetically pleasing.
Another option for obtaining cheap kitchen cabinets is to make your own. If you have any handyman skills at all and can read a how-to manual, it may be a good option for you. More often than not, buying the materials you will need to make your own cabinets is less expensive than buying them ready made. This is not taking into account labor hours, however, so make sure you enjoy working with your hands, and have the time to spare, before considering this option.
Sometimes you may also be able to find cheap kitchen cabinets by talking to local contractors and builders who renovate houses in the area. Often, they will remove cabinets that are still in working order to remodel a home. If you ask, they just might give them to you very cheap or even free of charge. This is a great option where available, especially for lower income buyers.