I get asked all the time where is the best place to buy cheap kitchen cabinets. Until recently I have not had a good answer. In the past one would have to compromise quality in order to save money on their kitchen. Also, the discounted kitchen cabinets only came in limited styles and colors.
Today all that has changed. Due mostly in part to the standardization of cabinet manufacturing, today you can buy stock kitchen cabinets in almost any imaginable color or wood species. Stock cabinets are built to industry standard specifications that allows for very customizable kitchen designs without the added cost of custom built cabinets.
There are many online retailers selling RTA or Ready to Assemble Cabinets as well as local cabinet dealers that will do the entire assembly for you and provide a warranty. These cabinets are often manufactured in China and then flat packed into a box and shipped by the container to the USA. The specification on these cabinets are often comparable to or sometimes even better than those that are manufactured in the USA. They come in all wood construction which means they contain no particle board or MDF (medium density fiberboard). Basically they are either plywood or solid wood. Typically the cabinet box is made of plywood with the face frame and doors being made of solid wood.
These discounted kitchen cabinets can greatly reduce the cost of a kitchen remodel. For example a kitchen where the cabinetry would normally run $5,000-$8,000 for a custom made in America cabinetry is now about half that price. I’ve seen numerous renovators buy a complete kitchen set for as low as $1,500! Chances are you couldn’t even replace the doors on your current cabinets for this price.
The import cabinet business is starting to boom. No longer are these importers little mom and pop operations. There are great companies out there providing quality products with lifetime warranties. Any company that is providing a lifetime warranty clearly knows their product and will stand behind it for years to come. If you are looking to greatly reduce the cost of your new kitchen renovation, I suggest looking into some of these import cabinets.