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Kitchen CabinetsAlex-in-Evanston
Apr 10, 2003 7:53 AM
I'm collecting notes on kitchen cabinets for the big overhaul this summer. To meet the budget, I'm looking at stock systems like Kraftmaid & the like. I was actually intrigued by some Ikea designs I saw in the British trade magazines, but they don't seem to be available in the U.S. Very inexpensive, nice lines, probably crap but who knows.

Another possibility is paint-grade ash cabinetry bought off the rack at the big home store, painted and installed by yours truly. With some tasteful hardware and nice paint, could this be a quality option?

Anyway, I'm looking for advice on how to begin. I assume I'll just trudge down to Home Depot and discuss with a designer there but I'm open to any suggestion. Have people here had success with prefab, stock or modular units? Would you do something differently if given the chance?

Thanks folks,

re: Kitchen CabinetsPaulCL
Apr 10, 2003 9:33 AM
I've never installed Kitchen cabinets, but I know where you can go for info. Log onto a woodworker's board - Then go to the forum section and the "general board". You will get a lot of informed responses. good luck. Paul
Do they have a non-woodworkers board there for people .....ClydeTri
Apr 10, 2003 10:20 AM
to discuss cycling issues? :~)
Funny you should askPaulCL
Apr 10, 2003 5:22 PM
But I happened to post on the woodworking board that I was an avid bicyclist. It was in the course of a conversation about other interests. I got several replies from numerous roadies and MTBers. I pointed a few of them to these boards when we were asked by the moderator to take the bike discussion elsewhere.
Have you considered re-facing?asphalt assault
Apr 10, 2003 5:26 PM
Depending on what you have hanging there now, re-facing is a nice option if your existing cabinets are structurally in good shape. I just had mine done up and it looks great.

The nice thing was that they came in and did the work and all the cleanup while I was out riding!