Many people do not realize how easy a storage cabinet can be created. This means that there are a lot of people spending a small fortune on them when they really do not need to. You can go about cabinet creation in a variety of ways. The way you choose will determine how much effort you need to put into it and what tools may be required for you to get the job done. Instead of waste your money, if you are a creative person, why not design and build your own cabinets?

The easiest way to create cabinets is to use materials that you already have or that you can purchase at garage sales or thrift stores. You can repurpose them and the results can be amazing. An entertainment stand that is no longer in use is very easy. A large stand can be cut down to where it is just around 36” high. Use the leftovers to create cabinet doors, if it does not have any, add some wheels, and you create a rolling kitchen cart. You can use it for storage of kitchen supplies. If you put a piece of countertop on the top, you can use it as a cutting board or anything else you want to use it for. With a little creative imagination, you can create a variety of things that are all just as easy.

If you have a little more carpentry skills and tools, you can easily create your own cabinets from scratch. It is just a matter of measurements and cutting the boards. The type of saw you need will vary depending on the type of cabinet that you are creating. A basic open faced cabinet is easier to handle than creating one with doors. A scroll saw may be better for decorative cuts than a table saw. It all depends on what you are trying to do with the cabinet that you are hoping to create.

What do you think you can create? How much money will you save on kitchen storage items and bathroom storage options? The options are limitless and you are only going to be restricted by the imagination that you have. You don’t want to be one of the people who spend a fortune to have the same cabinet set than other people have. Do you? Are you ready to start creating, yet?

If you feel that your kitchen needs a makeover that starts with the cabinets, but you do not want to spend a small fortune to purchase new ones; you do have options. You can build your own kitchen cabinets and design it the way that you want for it to be. All it takes is a little creative thinking and a tiny bit of knowledge. The rest is simple enough that you can work out a project with your entire family helping you, because the tools can do most of the hard work. Would you like to live in a home that was redecorated by you and your family using only kitchen cabinets that were designed and built by you?

When you design your own, you make them slightly higher or lower than standard cabinets. This makes DIY makeover even more worth it for some families, because not every family is one size fits all. The standard height of a kitchen counter is 36”. If your family is a little on the short side, you could create cabinets that are shorter to accommodate you. A family that is taller may want cabinets that are taller. Special order cabinets could cost you a lot more money if you were to purchase them, so DIY is definitely best.

The first step is the designing phase that is a little tricky, but possible. You have to kind of imagine the way you want your kitchen to look when it is completed. You will want to decide on the perfect height, taking into consideration the type of countertop you want and how thick it may be. You then have to measure everything out on plywood. Most likely it will be a combination of a couple types of wood, depending on how decorative you make it. You should also consider cabinet door knobs, purchase the rollers for a drawer, catches for the doors, and other supplies that may be necessary. This includes nails, screws, wood glue, and countertops.

From there it will be time to cut all of your materials. It is important that all cabinets are the same height. You can play around with the width a little if you want to. Once all of your cuts are made, it will be time to put it all together. There are some people who prefer to use screws and wood glue, but you can use whatever you feel most comfortable with. The fun part comes when your entire family can paint everything and put it all in your kitchen. Although older children may be able to also help with the assembly. Regardless, you will end up with cabinets that your family created together.

A home that does not have a lot of storage options is most of the time not a very functional home to live in. This is because without storage areas, your home will look thrown together with random stuff sitting everywhere. This will make it cluttered and make it hard for guests to enjoy the finer features of your home’s decor. Instead of having a cluttered up space, why not learn how you can design and build your own storage cabinets?

One of the easiest ways to achieve building your own cabinets is to repurpose items that you may find at a garage sale or hidden in your attic. Even a simple crate can become a unique place to put your items into, especially if they are the wooden style crates which can be used as shelves inside of your bathroom to hold all of the necessities. This will also keep them from piling up around your sink, if you put the shelves closer to that area so you can put your toothbrushes and soaps, lotions, and perfumes inside of them. The same can be done with an old bookshelf that you have really no purpose for at this time. You can give it a fresh coat of paint, add some wicker baskets, and transform a normally cluttered area into a great looking space.

If you are a little craftier and able to work with saws and other power tools, you can look for cabinet ideas on the web. There are a lot of easy ways for you to create storage in areas that really cannot hold more than you already have in it. For instance, you can find a pattern for a bed storage area. To do this, you would need to be able to build a box that was the size of your child’s bed. Add a drawer or two for them to put toys away inside of. You will need to make sure and put tracks so that the drawer can slide easily. You can paint it and put your mattress over it or some people even put padding on the “box” so that it looks like a box spring. Couches, chairs, ottomans, and benches can also be built to add storage where you need it.

With a little creative thinking and a willingness to explore the internet, you can find many ways to improve the storage in your home. Are you ready to start building?