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?
|re: Kitchen Cabinets||PaulCL|
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 - www.theoak.com 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 ask||PaulCL|
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!