Rather than shouldering the expense of custom kitchen cabinets you can save money by purchasing generic and relatively plain cabinets and then adding details yourself. One way to add details would be to purchase unfinished cabinets and moldings of matching wood. Cut and apply the moldings to the front of doors and the top of the cabinets to create the textured wood appearance of more expensive cabinets. Then finish or stain everything at once so it will match. You can also paint details on generic cabinets. Even changing drawer-pulls, knobs and handles can add a very attractive touch to your cabinets by creating a better match between your cabinets and other fixtures and hardware in the room. Checking some of the sources mentioned above for kitchen remodeling ideas and decorating ideas can be a wonderful source of inspiration to get you started designing the perfect details for your new kitchen cabinets.

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