How to build kitchen DIY – part 1

If you want to save thousands by building kitchen yourself you can do exactly the same as we did when we decided that we want beautiful little kitchen by the first Fall retreat. And by doing this you already follow Rule#1 – time constraint.

Rule#2: before you begin to look for anything you have to measure, and measure, and measure.

Actually, enough rules! Let’s begin. Go online and shop around for the granite anywhere you like. I would suggest to check kijiji, craigslist and local habitat Re-Store building shops, but to tell you the truth, kijiji rules! For exaple we got 3 pieces of gorgeous 3rd grad granite with all of the nosings for $100.

I spent a few days looking on kijiji and craigslist, but when I went to ReStore Habitat for Humanity at Newmarket I saw brand new unfinished kitchen doors.

IMG_2226[1]Well, it took quite a while to select pieces by their height,width and profile, but finally I chose 25 doors and paid $100 for all this treasure.

I knew that I will be able to stain them into any color I like, but I want to play around and achieve slightly distressed look.

At the next day we went to Home Depot and bought 3 pieces of melamine (3x$35) asked the staff to cut it as per our measurements.

IMG_2229[1]Now these pieces can fit into any size of the car.

Usually the first three cuts Home Depot does for free and then charges just $1 for any additional cuts. IMG_2231[2]

We finished firs day of the weekend by building 3 cabinets and staining 9 doors

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