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Donating or Selling Your Old Kitchen Cabinets and Appliances.

Customers often ask us whether they can donate or sell their old but in good condition cabinets, appliances, and fixtures. The answer is a most definite YES!

For clients that would like to recycle and not waste materials that others might want, donating these lightly used materials to Habitat for Humanity is a great idea.

people donating to a donation center

Link to donate to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat advises that they accept 8 types of construction materials. Even cabinet hardware that is in good condition they can resell to help finance their organization. Keep in mid though that all materials must be in very good condition. Ask your kitchen designer if he or she thinks your materials meet Habitat’s donation criteria.

Here are the three most popular donations with notes from Habitat:

1. Sinks, toilets and bathtubs

Donating is a great way to keep these bulky items out of the landfill. If you’re donating a bathtub or sink, make sure that they are not stained and do not have chips in the porcelain. If you are remodeling an older bathroom, your vintage fixtures will be surprisingly popular at the local architectural salvage store.

2. Cabinets

Remodeling a kitchen often means replacing kitchen cabinets. Luckily, someone else may want those kitchen cabinets you remove, and recycling them will cut down on construction waste. Kitchen cabinets should be in good working order: Check to make sure that the drawer pulls work and keep the doors and drawers together when you donate them.

3. Working appliances

You also can donate working appliances like stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers* and washing machines. They need to be clean and in good working order. Many organizations will help these appliances find a new home, including Habitat for Humanity, home salvage shops, and secondhand stores like The Salvation Army and Goodwill.

Even if your cabinetry, countertops, appliances, and fixtures don’t meet the standard needed to donate them to Habitat, The Salvation Army or other charities this most certainly DOES NOT mean that they couldn’t be sold on Craigs List. Link Here In fact people will buy almost any of these items if they are simply in working order and the price is right.

White L shape kitchen with small white island

So, if you would like to be charitable and see your materials reused, simply set the price low for these materials.

Or if you would like to add to your kitchen renovation budget set the price a little higher.

Hoping your new kitchen is everything you dreamed and MORE!

And of course . . .

Bon Appetit!

Main Line Kitchen Design

28 Replies to “Donating or Selling Your Old Kitchen Cabinets and Appliances.”

  1. Monica

    I have good quality cabinets that will be replaced. I think someone might be able to make use of them.

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      Hi Monica,
      Then you can possibly donate your cabinets to Good Will or Habitat for Humanity or sell them on Craigs List. The links are on our blog.

    2. Joni

      I’m looking for used cabinets.

      1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

        Hi Joni,
        I’d try contacting Good Will. Monica’s comment was from May.

  2. doug r.

    When you publish a blog post and 95% of the comments are misguided and result in a snitty response of “we don’t do this, read the first sentence…”, the problem is not with the universe of people that open this article (that’s just the nature of world we live in — one that you seem to want to educate). The real problem is with your approach and management of the blog — its obvious that this particular article should be closed for comments because of the readership and questions it attracts, or at least have the disclaimer of what you don’t do embedded right in the comment form itself so that it stares people in the face before they begin typing. If you insist on repeating your “we don’t do this” response, then at least make it a canned, professional response (not a passive-aggressive emo response). Get a clue.

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      Hello Doug,
      Wow you have a lot of free time on your hands. We get many phone calls on this blog too, so limiting the comments would promote more calls, and additional wasted time from people like yourself that are out of our service area and not potential customers. We offer the information to help. Take the help if you like, or not, your choice.

  3. Yvonne Allen

    Hi I live in a apartment with no space for disability residents because it was used for apartment sized washer and dryer set which I love but I need space for other things I just want to clean up clutter and organize … I need help !!! Thanks in advance.

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      Hi Yvonne,
      I have no idea what you are asking. We do not buy or accept appliance donations if that is what you are asking. Please read our blog, it is meant to be helpful.
      It’s incredible to me how many people ask us to buy their cabinets or appliances without taking 10 seconds to read the first sentence of the blog.

  4. Joi

    I have entire wood kitchen cabinets and island to sel with microwave … looking for u to take out of our apt since we are renovating
    They are in excellent condition
    This needs to be done early November
    11561 is our zip code
    Please e mail

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      We do not do this. If you read the blog you would see that.

  5. Juan Andres Rodriguez

    I would like to donate a full kitchen used and well maintained cabinets and granite countertop. What is the the procedure. Do you dismount them?

    Please advise

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      Does anyone actually read this blog? We do NOT buy appliances. Please take the time to read the blog and it could help you.

  6. Rob

    I have for sale an old Kitchnette cabinet. I’m trying to figure a reasonable price to sell it for please.

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      Sorry I would have no idea

  7. Brian johnsin

    We are going to remodel our kitchen to take out a wall to open It up. We are cherry wood cabinets throughout with granite tops appliances such as dishwasher, microwave oven combo that is only five years old and in excellent condition. Looking to sell

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      We don’t buy used appliances, This article simply expains what you can do with them,

  8. Jacqueline Jones

    I am looking for donated kitchen cabinet with sink top

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      We don’t do this. Please read the blog and contact Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity.

  9. Lynda

    I have four kitchen wall cabinets to get rid of but too good to dump. How can I donate them

  10. Ervin Laughlin

    I have kitchen cabinets for sale. Will be available 2 / 7/ 2020 . In excellent shape.

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      we do not buy cabinets

      1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

        Hi Lynda,
        Four cabinets might be too few pieces. Call Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill and see.

  11. Rico

    I have 28 boxes of espresso kitchen and bathroom cabinets brand new in the box i was trying to sale them for a good price.

    1. ITSAdmin

      Your best bet is to sell them on Craig’s list or you can try this site
      No kitchen cabinet dealers or showrooms will buy your cabinetry. Even in boxes don’t expect more than 25 cents on the dollar. That’s why donating them to Habitat for Humanity or another Charity can make sense. You will get the write off at the full price and not have to haggle and bargain.

  12. Lisa


    We are doing a kitchen extension and want to sell our kitchen island and kitchen cabinets. Hob and extractor fan included. Kitchen is 2 years old.

    Can someone get back to me to discuss this.


    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      This is not something we do

  13. Grant Reynolds

    Do you pick up in zip code 92663. Newport Beach, Ca.

    1. pmcalary[ Post Author ]

      No we don’t do any of it. Our blog just lets people know they can contact the organizations that do. We also only sell cabinets within a few hours of Philadelphia.

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