Getting inexpensive cabinets in special sizes can take some planning and shopping. Much depends upon your definition of inexpensive cabinets.

Custom cabinets are clearly far more costly than knock-down cabinets (the kind you buy and take home from the store with you; these require no special knowledge for installation).

There are, however, ways to meet your storage needs on a budget.

(1) Choose cabinets with plywood interiors or laminated particle board. These will cost far less than cabinets made entirely of solid wood;

(2) Choose less expensive wood or else choose very inexpensive wood and paint the cabinets;

(3) Be more creative with the way you use the space inside the cabinets with the help of organizers, dividers, moveable shelves, etc.;

(4) Spend more time planning cabinet combinations and placements so you can accomplish the same goals with different cabinets.

Keep in mind that the width of available stock cabinets increases in increments of just 3 inches. Take the time to try different combinations of different widths to fit in defined spaces. 101 Ways to Save Money When by by Dan Fritschen