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darsunt 10-23-2011 02:12 AM

Where to buy kitchen cabinets?
 
We are planning to replace some kitchen cabinets, and want to decide where to buy them from. We've been looking at cabinets in Ikea. Does anyone have any opinions as to where to buy cabinets? We really can't go expensive, but we don't want to buy crap either.

Thanks

darsunt 10-23-2011 02:17 AM

I've heard some other people liked ikea too. Which Ikea brands did you like?

oh'mike 10-23-2011 09:19 AM

I looked at Cabinets to go a while back----they looked like better quality than the average--Plywood boxes and interesting doors----worth a look---(they are 'ready to assemble')

Ron6519 10-23-2011 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by darsunt (Post 754519)
I've heard some other people liked ikea too. Which Ikea brands did you like?

If they're Ikea brands, they're all made by Ikea. Pick a style you like, they're all made the same.
Personally, I'd stick with 1/2" ply carcasses and stay away from flakeboard and melamine.

scyarch 10-24-2011 12:08 PM

As a general rule... I avoid IKEA at almost any cost. That being said, there are LOTS of places that mass produce pre-made cabinets that you can google online and find a warehouse of. Just do a search for premanufactured cabinets, or something along those lines. They'll probably be of higher quality, greater selection and just a little more expensive, but last way longer.. Of course, I also typically overengineer and build my own :P

JohninSC 10-25-2011 07:12 PM

I got mine from Lowe's they are Kraftmaid, not cheap but not expensive either. They fit my house that I have put way too much $$ in. I just gutted my kitchen top to bottom.
Before
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...d/87499d1c.jpg
After
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...d/e73d671f.jpg

Ron6519 10-25-2011 09:19 PM

They're called, Kraftmaid.

scyarch 10-25-2011 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by JohninSC (Post 756650)
I got mine from Lowe's they are Craftmade, not cheap but not expensive either. They fit my house that I have put way too much $$ in. I just gutted my kitchen top to bottom.
Before
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...d/87499d1c.jpg
After
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h7...d/e73d671f.jpg

That's pretty nice looking. I like the color combos. Then again, I'm not used to seeing hardwood flooring in kitchens, which I think is really nice looking.

JohninSC 10-25-2011 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 756725)
They're called, Kraftmaid.

Lol I did butcher the hell out of that.

tuchodi 10-26-2011 10:41 AM

I have used Ikea in our kitchen remodel 8 years ago and was really impressed with them. They all went together fine and I like their hanging system for the uppers. We have sold that place and are just going to start a remodel of the kitchen in our new place and I will be putting in Ikea again. The only thing with them is it take a little time to assemble them but if you have the time you can save yourself a lot of money. Dollar for dollar they are the best I found and their slides and hinges never failed or sagged.

darsunt 10-26-2011 10:43 AM

Are those countertops granite? Did you install those yourself?

Snav 10-26-2011 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by darsunt (Post 754518)
We are planning to replace some kitchen cabinets, and want to decide where to buy them from. We've been looking at cabinets in Ikea. Does anyone have any opinions as to where to buy cabinets? We really can't go expensive, but we don't want to buy crap either.

Thanks

When it came time to do our kitchen I realized that what I always wanted wasn't affordable (at all - like 10K for what I wanted) because I wanted some unique features that just aren't traditional.

I'm building my own.

It's been rewarding but worth it so far. . . you can consider it. At least or a few unique elements to have.

scyarch 10-26-2011 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by tuchodi (Post 757048)
I have used Ikea in our kitchen remodel 8 years ago and was really impressed with them. They all went together fine and I like their hanging system for the uppers. We have sold that place and are just going to start a remodel of the kitchen in our new place and I will be putting in Ikea again. The only thing with them is it take a little time to assemble them but if you have the time you can save yourself a lot of money. Dollar for dollar they are the best I found and their slides and hinges never failed or sagged.

I apologize. I didn't mean to say everything they have is terrible. I just have bad experiences with them. Also, I build my own and they're kind of built to last, high end hinges etc. I just prefer alternate methods. I've also had bad luck with other pre-built places and building custom cabinetry seems to throw any possible margin of error on myself which I can easily deal with and fix. Good luck tho!

tuchodi 10-26-2011 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by scyarch (Post 757088)
I apologize. I didn't mean to say everything they have is terrible. I just have bad experiences with them. Also, I build my own and they're kind of built to last, high end hinges etc. I just prefer alternate methods. I've also had bad luck with other pre-built places and building custom cabinetry seems to throw any possible margin of error on myself which I can easily deal with and fix. Good luck tho!

No apology necessary my Dad used to build cupboards from scratch and they lasted forever but I didn't inherit his skill set so I have bought both Kraftmaid and Ikea and I found no real difference between them except for the price and the Ikea ones you have to put together yourself so that takes quite a bit more time.

JohninSC 10-26-2011 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by darsunt (Post 757049)
Are those countertops granite? Did you install those yourself?

Yes they are granite but that was the only thing I wasn't going to install myself.


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