This story is part of a series on recycling your Price of Kitchen Cabinets.Kitchen renovations are widely popular, and they’re also often the largest, most expensive remodeling projects you’ll tackle in your home. Unfortunately, the process typically produces a large amount of waste. What do we do with all that stuff — the cabinets, the counters, the appliances and everything in between — once we’re ready to knock them out in place of something newer, prettier or more efficient? I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve had many a dumpster in many a driveway — both for my own Price of Kitchen Cabinets renovations and those of clients — and I’ve thrown out a lot of stuff that was just not salvageable. But over the years I’ve gotten more meticulous about recycling whatever I can from a kitchen. Here are some ideas for what to do with the largest potentially wasted item in a Price of Kitchen Cabinets renovation: the cabinets. "Recycling your kitchen cabinets starts with removal, which requires some care, and preferably not a sledgehammer. To keep potential damage to a minimum, I recommend hiring a professional for the demolition and making clear that the cabinets will be reused. If you decide to do demolition on your own, have a close look at how your cabinets are installed. Removing and preserving them in good condition so that they can be reused will take you extra time. But perhaps that time will be worth the boost to the environment, as well as your conscience.
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Option 3: Repurpose Your Cabinets
2. Build a desk. Find a nook in your house and use some of your leftover cabinetry to create a built-in office area. With a fresh coat of paint, and perhaps some additional open shelving, you could emulate a setup like the one in this photo. For a very low cost, you’ve got yourself a quality workspace.Mosaik Design & Remodeling3. Surround the TV with storage. Custom built-in cabinetry can get pretty pricey, so you can instead reuse your old cabinets to imitate the aesthetic of the TV cabinetry in this photo. Again, paint is a great way to give them an updated look. Your old Price of Kitchen Cabinets can get new life storing audiovisual components, games and puzzles.miriam manzo4. Make space for bath essentials. If vanity storage is nearing its max, try hanging some of your leftover cabinet uppers in the bathroom. This is a great way to increase bathroom storage.
5. Add bedroom built-ins. When you’re considering ways to repurpose your Price of Kitchen Cabinets, I’ll bet you wouldn’t think of putting them in your bedroom. But this photo shows how you could cleverly use them as a place to stash your stuff. These drawers would be great for shoes, accessories or linens, augmenting whatever closet storage you already have.6. Beef up the laundry room. For many people, the laundry room or mudroom acts as a secondary kitchen space. It’s a perfect hideaway for extra food and pantry items, pet supplies or extra dishes and serving pieces. You can repurpose much of your existing kitchen cabinets as laundry room storage. Add an inexpensive laminate or butcher block countertop from a big box store and the room will look great — and Price of Kitchen Cabinets most important, be really functional."
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