If you are planning any kind of remodel on your home, know that it is possible to do it yourself with the right tools, tips and tutorials. Build your own DIY cabinets to make over your kitchen or bath, add a pantry, or create built-in cabinets for storage. From the base cabinets to the doors and everything in between, these amazing bloggers show us how they did it in their homes, and take you through it with step by step directions and free plans.
How to Build Cabinets
DIY Kitchen Cabinets
These free pdf plans for DIY kitchen cabinets are from ‘Houseful of Homemade‘. Go check out this tutorial, it has tons of tips and tricks so that you fully understand how to start your kitchen cabinet build, before you start. And they have plans for building drawers for your cabinets, and tons more.
Learn how to build base cabinets from ‘Designing Vibes‘. They used these to create a butlers pantry, but you could use them in the kitchen, family or rec room, even as bathroom cabinets. These were made for less than $200, too.
If you want top cabinets to go with your base cabinetry, but want that European country open shelving look, these plans from ‘The White Buffalo Stying Co.’ might save you some time and money. Go check out how this cabinet shelving looks when it is filled and styled!
These sleek, European style kitchen cabinets are the perfect way to modernize an outdated kitchen. From Shara at ‘Woodshop Diaries‘, check out the step by step instructions for these expensive looking cabinets. But, looks are deceiving. She made these from simple plywood!
DIY Cabinet Doors
‘Bitterroot DIY‘ shows us how to make easy, DIY shaker doors for your new cabinets. Or, you can simply reface your old base cabinets with new doors. Shaker cabinet doors go well with almost any style home, and are simple enough for a beginner woodworker.
‘Houseful of Handmade‘ shows us how to build cabinet doors for less than $2 a piece! She did this using furring strips and leftover beadboard.
Maybe you just want to pretty up your cabinet doors by making them glass front? No problem. ‘Bitterroot DIY‘ shows you how to add glass to cabinet doors, whether existing, or new ones.
How to Build Built-In Cabinets
Want DIY built-in cabinets for your family room, office or laundry room? Gotcha covered. Let’s start with these built-ins by ‘The DIY Playbook‘. They used inexpensive base cabinets from the big box store, then added custom shelving and paint. Go check out this gorgeous piece after!
‘Woodshop Diaries‘ has an easy tutorial for those of us who want DIY storage cabinets that don’t take up a full wall. These cabinets even have storage shelves!
While these DIY built-in cabinets do not come with plans, ‘Living with Lady‘ has tons of great tips and ideas for you to use with one of these other tutorials. Including, adding lighting, how to plan and visualize your finished cabinets, and other fun additions.
DIY Pantry Cabinets
If you are missing a pantry, no worries. You can learn how to build pantry cabinets that will add tons of kitchen storage. Tons. This adds efficiency and value to your home. Build this awesome DIY pantry cabinet with these plans from ‘The Handyman’s Daughter‘. She built this out of a single sheet of plywood!
Make this barn door DIY pantry cabinet with the free plans from ‘Ana White! This is a gorgeous way to stash the chips and cereal!
So if you want to DIY your own remodel, add storage to your home, or add value with built ins, this is a great place to start. You will also love our posts on DIY Faux Granite Countertops, and Budget Kitchen Makeovers & Remodels. Also check out How to Make a Kitchen Island over on OhMeOhMy!