It can be hard sometimes to get kitchen cabinets for less if you have grand schemes in mind. Your best bet if your demand is high but budget is low might be to do the project yourself. In this case it can theoretically be cheaper to put in the cabinets that most suit your needs. The thing I tell people to be wary about is burying yourself too deep in the project by yourself, thus increasing the costs of putting in your cabinets. In many cases, you can build kitchen cabinets for less by buying used cabinets and touching them up.