3 Clever and Unconventional Uses for Cabinets!


If you think cabinetry is limited to the kitchen alone, then you're missing out on a world of other creative uses people have discovered. Old (or new!) cabinetry can be used to create stellar custom fixtures around the house. Not only will you get one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, but also incredibly useful storage spaces around your house where you need them most. Here are just a few of the ways you can use cabinets throughout your home!

Padded Bench


easy DIY project

This padded bench is an excellent example of just how easy implementing new uses for kitchen cabinetry can be. While this padded bench has a multitude of uses, it's near-perfect for storing toys and books for the little ones. It's also very easy to make yourself! Pick up some furniture feet and a seat cushion from your local area shops and away you go. Adding a fresh coat of paint to match the room will help make this padded bench feel like a brand new piece of furniture; not the place you used to store your pots and pans.


Long Desk


DIY desk with cabinets

This project is perfect for home offices or studios, especially if you're looking to save space without losing storage ability. Three bottom cabinets and a couple of larger pieces of plywood across the top and the rest is smooth sailing. You will be required to accurately measure your workspace before hand and/or cut large pieces of plywood to very specific lengths, but other than that, this project is a cinch to create. If you'd like a more step-by-step look at how to create one for yourself, check this out!


Built-In Bookcase


DIY built in book shelf

This built-in bookcase definitely requires a higher level of skill to create, but it's worth the extra effort. You get plenty of storage options by using cabinets to line the length of the wall. This project also has a ton of flexibility. You can fill the entire thing with shelving, or you can strategically leave sections empty to mount electronics, artwork, chalkboards, or whatever else you might want. To find out how to make one yourself, click here for further instructions!

There you have it folks, three unique ways to use cabinetry as wonderful new additions to your home at incredible prices. If you are about to upgrade your kitchen with custom built LaFata Cabinets, be sure to look into how you might be able to recycle your original cabinets in other areas around the house before you trash them!

LaFata Cabinets does offer custom projects as well, in case you don't quite have the handy work skills yourself, or if you would rather leave it to the experts. Set up an appointment at the showroom to discuss what kind of project you have in mind and our Sales Associates will gladly help get you started!

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