8 Ways to Reuse Your Old Kitchen Cabinets

Updated: Sep. 18, 2023

After replacing your kitchen cabinets, don't throw out your old ones. Reuse them in other areas of your home.

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Build a Desk

If you have a nook in your house that can fit a built-in office area, repurpose those old cabinets to make yourself a compact space where you can work from home, pay bills and keep important files organized. Check out these other 80 old items fantastic for repurposing.

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Surround Your TV With Storage

An alternative to a media center, you can turn your old cabinets into built-in cabinetry without the high cost of custom cabinets. You’ll be able to store so much more, hiding odds and ends out of site in freshly repurposed cabinets. You may also like these 15 brilliant ways to repurpose a pile of old books.

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Make Space for Bath Essentials

You’ve used up all your vanity storage, so now what? Take those old kitchen cabinets, rough them up to look beautifully rustic and hang them on the wall. Now you have a place to store neatly folded towels and other essentials. Here are 12 incredible projects made from repurposed materials.

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Make a Kitchen Table

The maker of this kitchen table recycled what they originally labeled as a “useless” section of their old kitchen cabinets. They spent less than $100 on the remodel. Here are 13 incredible upcycled storage systems.

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Add Them to the Laundry Room

The laundry room can get pretty messy, storing linens, towels and tools. Keep everything neat by beefing up your storage choices with old kitchen cabinets. You may also like these 15 ways to repurpose old blinds.

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Make a Kitchen Dresser

Have a wall in your kitchen that looks bare? Tuck a table up against it and use an old kitchen cabinet to display eclectic items.

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Create Banquette Seating

“Our client dreamed of banquette seating in her new kitchen but wanted to do so on a budget, since we were splurging elsewhere in her family room/kitchen design,” explains Nicole White, Nicole White Designs Interiors LLC. While they purchased an unfinished pantry cabinet from Home Depot, you could simply use your old kitchen pantry cabinet, flip it on its side, support it with plywood, prime it, paint it and give yourself some cool new seating with extra storage!

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole White Designs Interiors LLC

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Create Basement Storage

Use some of your leftover kitchen cabinetry to create sleek, additional storage in your basement. Fascinated by things built from recycled materials? Then check out these 30 tiny homes.

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