Cabinets are one of the greatest single investments people will make when remodeling their kitchen, especially when choosing high-quality custom-made cabinetry. Cabinets add a tremendous amount of value to a home, but the old cabinets are great for more than just kindling. Consider these ways to use old kitchen cabinets, and even if they are outdated they can serve a valuable purpose.
Add Organized Storage to a Garage
Old kitchen cabinets are ideal for a garage. They look far better than open shelves, and since a garage is not usually a stylish part of the home, stripping and a new coat of stain or paint is not required. If they were good enough for the kitchen, they will certainly work well in the garage. They can be used to store everything from car washing items to gardening supplies.
Use Old Kitchen Cabinetry in a Craft Room
Those that enjoy working on crafts and have an extra room can use old kitchen cabinets to hold supplies. If the doors are in bad condition but the frames are solid, remove the them along with the hardware. Fill in the holes, and if they are too apparent, cover them with decorative wood banding. Thin strips of decorative wood can be found in Woodcraft stores. Use baskets or clear plastic containers to organize and hold the supplies.
Wood Framed Shed Storage
When looking for ways to use old kitchen cabinets, consider a wood storage shed. Wood-framed storage sheds are usually unfinished inside. Mount the old cabinetry to the structure, and use them to hold gardening supplies, flowerpots, tools, and other small outdoor items. A tremendous amount of storage space can be added with a few old kitchen cabinets.
Mount Old Kitchen Cabinets in the Basement
A home can never have too much storage. If possible, use old kitchen cabinets in the basement. Mount them on a wall in an area around a wet or dry bar, or use them in a utility area. As long as the basement is dry, they can be used to store everything from extra food to toys. With old kitchen cabinets, the possibilities for added storage are endless.