Another way to save on both purchase price and labor costs is to purchase the pre-cut pieces or kits for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. By reading and following the instructions, you can assemble the cabinets for either a kitchen or a bathroom without a lot of frustration. While you are saving money, you will probably have a lot of fun and derive satisfaction from a job well done. You can purchase kits and pre-cut pieces either finished or unfinished. By purchasing a simple kit or set of pre-cut pieces you can build or assemble the cabinets and then apply your own design elements to create something unique for your home. Design elements might be as simple as applying moldings or painting a design or as complex as doing inlays in the wood. The only limitations are what you can imagine and what you are willing to learn to do.

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