What do you do with your old kitchen cabinets once you’ve replaced them? Most homeowners throw them in the dumpster. But that would be too much of a waste. The Kitchen Store, your local kitchen remodeling expert, shares some tips on how to breathe new life into discarded kitchen cabinets—or at least give them a new lease on life.
Donate Them to Charity
Before thinking of throwing anything away, you should always ask yourself if these can be donated instead. Sure, these cabinets might not be in the best condition. But if they’re in decent working condition, why not?
Install Them in Other Rooms
You could also install your old kitchen cabinets in other parts of your home. However, they may need a fresh coat of paint to fit in with the room aesthetic.
A lot of homeowners store their extra belongings in the basement. Installing your old kitchen cabinets in your basement gives you more storage options. Add a new trim to your old cabinets to make it seem like they were built into the basement walls.
If you have an entertainment room down in your basement, your old kitchen cabinets can be a more cost-effective alternative to custom built-in cabinets. Use the kitchen cabinets to store audiovisual components, game consoles and board games. Just make sure to apply a fresh coat of paint to update their look. But if the cabinet doors are too weathered, some kitchen cabinet refacing work may be needed.
You can also install upper kitchen cabinets above your desk. Combine them with open shelves to create a compact functional office nook. To make sure your new cabinets don’t interfere with your interior’s aesthetic or lay-out, consult an experienced interior remodeler.
The Kitchen Store, a contractor with more than five decades’ worth of experience, offers kitchen remodeling services. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (310) 736-1077 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Los Angeles, CA, as well as other areas in California.