One way to save money on a kitchen remodel is to think carefully about your need for a pantry. For a large pantry it will be less expensive to build one into the floor plan. But if you are planning a small pantry, you could save money by substituting pre-built cabinets instead of making the pantry part of the floor plan. Using pre-built cabinets will save on framing and drywall, a door, and the labor associated with closet construction. A pre-built cabinet that matches your other cabinetry will look great, and it will be fast and easy to install. If you need more shelves than the design of the cabinet, ask if you can just order extra shelves and install them yourself. The other option would be to use cabinet organizers to provide greater flexibility in shelf spacing.


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