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A 3-inch base filler pullout, for example, is a vertical cabinet that features adjustable shelves with chrome rail sides and a full extension guide. This clever cabinet provides added storage in space you didn?t even know you had.

Scope out design trends

Remodeling on a budget doesn?t mean you have to forgo fashion. A little research now will ensure you?re up-to-date on the newest design trends, so look through decorating magazines and watch TV remodeling shows. And, since home design often follows fashion design, look through fashion publications to check out colors you might want to incorporate into your home.

For example, in all areas of decor, the popular blues that remind us of sky and water from last summer remain prominent, even in the kitchen, according to the Color Marketing Group.

Complement your personal style

Once you have an idea for the general design themes you?re after, you?ll find that many stylish cabinetry products are available at affordable prices.

For example, if you?re drawn to simple, clean lines, cabinets in the Teagan door style from Aristokraft can help you put a classic spin on contemporary style.

Designed to complement a traditional home or a city-style loft, this economical, stock-cabinetry door style offers a blank canvas for those who want to personalize their kitchen.

The Teagan?s uncomplicated design embraces a variety of finishes and colors to emphasize both elegant and bolder styling that endures over time, even if you make other design changes later.

Stock cabinetry also allows you to create a custom look without paying a custom price. Style seekers have endless options to personalize cabinetry to create a one-of-a-kind look for kitchens and baths, whether it?s choosing unique hardware, adding embellishments such as crown moulding, or incorporating fashionable wood finishes in delicious colors like Java Glaze or Harvest Glaze.

Go online to visiualize

Try checking out remodeling products online before you go to a store or showroom. In 2007, 19.4 percent of U.S. shoppers researched home improvement items online before purchasing them in a store, according to a report by eMarketer.

Aristokraft cabinetry, for example, offers easy to use planning tools on www.aristokraft.com to help you prioritize your kitchen needs based on budget, space and your design vision.

You can ?browse? an online room gallery of completed bathrooms and kitchens in different styles, finishes and types of wood. Then, you can see how your cabinets will look in your space using an online visualization tool, and print out a plan to keep track of your selections.

When you have some design styles and trends in mind and an idea of how you plan to go about your remodeling project, it?s time to visit cabinetry showrooms.

Seeing products and construction quality in person can help you finalize your decisions. Share your ideas with the showroom?s design staff and ask them to develop a plan that meets your objectives and your budget. As an educated shopper, you?re more likely to get the most from your remodeling dollar.

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