What to Do With Old Minnesota Kitchen Cabinets

Ordering and installing new Minnesota kitchen cabinets is a great way to update your space and make your kitchen more efficient overall.  New cabinets can also increase your home’s value since potential home buyers look at kitchens more than any other room of the house.

Once you have your new cabinets installed, what to do with the old ones?  Many homeowners today are trying to be as eco-conscious as possible, wanting to recycle as much material as they can rather than simply throw away their refuse.  There are many ways to recycle and reuse your old Minnesota kitchen cabinets, if you use some imagination.

As an example, you might remove the door and attach four legs to its underside and repaint the entire set.  Legs are purchased from any hardware store and require only a screwdriver to attach.  Leave the hardware on for a lovely conversation piece as well as a side table for any room of the house.

If you have an open wall in your kitchen or bathroom, this is a great place to put some cubby shelves which you can make with your old Minnesota kitchen cabinets.  Cut the wood down to small squares, no more than six inches deep, and then attach all the squares together in a haphazard design.  Use brackets you also get from the hardware store for picture hanging, and you have a great piece for decorative items or storage for smaller accessories, towels, spices in the kitchen, and so on.

You can easily hang your old Minnesota kitchen cabinets in another room of your house for added storage; they’re perfect for a garage or mud room.  However, with a bit of imagination and reworking you can also create great pieces for other home improvement projects as well.

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