Just something to share.
We have been renovating an old house and I spend most of my time in the rocket heater forums but I decided to drag home some old pallets and have a crack at making a free cabinet.
All it cost us was some stain, hinges, handles and time. We love it.
Maybe the kitchen will end up down the same path.
I like it. The combination of hinges and handle style give it a very farmhouse aesthetic and that can work wonderfully in a kitchen also. We like our open shelves on the top cabinets, but this makes me consider making some doors for some of the lower cabinets.