Custom cabinets or DIY?
March 15, 2005 7:43 PM Subscribe
Can it be cost-effective to build your own kitchen cabinets from scratch vs. buying and installing them yourself?
posted by jacobsee to home & garden (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My brother and his house-mates are looking into remodelling their kitchen including all new cabinets. They're throwing around the idea of building the cabinets themselves (including tool purchases and learning how to actually do it I assume) versus just ordering them from some kind of custom cabinet shop and then installing them.
Ignoring the massive investment of time that will be required for the do-it-yourself option, how do you think the costs stack up?
This is an average size kitchen in a three-bedroom house in Portland, Oregon.