To save costs on our kitchen remodel I did all the work myself; including building the cabinets from scratch. I bought a used panel saw off Craigslist for $350 and set it up outside under plastic. The waste lines were were extended in the crawl space using ABS and copper was used for the water lines. I moved the sink to the corner and added an island sink near the stove. My wife ordered a Tuscan mural on six inch tiles; I framed the mural with 2" x 12" stone tines. The rest of the walls between the upper and lower cabinets were done with 4"x4" Venetian tiles. I used 3/4" MDF for the cabinet body and wood face frames. Blum European hinges were uses on all doors, self-closing drawer slides were used on the drawers. I wanted something different for the doors which was very difficult. I rabbeted edge molding to wrap the inside of each door. The wife wanted a pantry, broom closet and slide in trash bins. I built the broom closet next to the full size refrigerator and extended the upper cabinet out to enclose the refer. I built the pantry at the left side with two heavy-duty drawers and shelving above. The hardwood floor was nailed down and a french door replaced the original slider.
Drywall • 3/4"MDF • Doug Fir • Mud • Tape and texture • Sinks and Lighting were purchased from ncDecor.com • Hardwood Flooring • Bulm Hidges from Rockler • Corbels came from VanDykes • Cabinet Wood came from Home Depot • Other hardware came from Lowes • Hardwood Flooring came from PriceFloors