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123pugsy 03-23-2013 02:48 PM

Critique My DIY Kitchen Cupboard Doors
 
I made up a mock up stainless steel door with a bead board center insert.

I know that I will be using custom stainless cabinets on my upcoming home renovation but am not sure of what doors I will use.

I took one door off my existing uppers and tossed this door up to see if it grows on me.

The border is a random orbital finish that takes away the bright sheen that is normally found on stainless appliances.

Yay or nay. Don't worry, I can take it.

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cdaniels 03-23-2013 02:52 PM

Looks great to me.

creeper 03-23-2013 02:53 PM

Something different thats for sure. It just may be spectacular..its hard to tell. Can you take a pic from further back. I realize that the renos is not complete yet.

I reserve the right to change my mind>>:)

123pugsy 03-23-2013 03:23 PM

Thanks.

I will try some pics when it gets dark out as the light from the window is too bright in the background.

123pugsy 03-24-2013 05:25 AM

A couple of pics from further out.

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oh'mike 03-24-2013 05:53 AM

I like them----simple uncluttered,looks good to me----

leenamark1 03-24-2013 09:34 AM

Looks good. Most people might not need new doors but just need an updated look. And this is a perfect kitchen cabinet for me.

123pugsy 03-24-2013 11:54 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I will leave the mock up there for about a year until the new house is ready before my final decision. I'll probably try different inserts in the meantime.

By the time I need them, I very well may just ask myself "what was I thinking?" :whistling2:

DIY-Her 03-31-2013 06:56 PM

good to see that you at least have patience and are willing to look at it for a good while before making your final decision.
You are right, in 6 months or so, you could change your mind completely and end up with something you like even more.

Fix'n it 03-31-2013 08:12 PM

that is a good idea. but, imho, i think it would look way better with a real wood insert and in a darker finished kitchen.

Dorado 03-31-2013 09:45 PM

Someone will be catching their belt loop and banging their hand on those handles occasionally if there will be lower cabinets like that. I have a fear of spiked fences that are shorter than me for the same reason that I'd fear those handles. I could trip and impale something that I don't want impaled, which is most things I possess. I liked the look of the top picture where the insert looks darker, then I saw the white insert and didn't like it, now I'm not a fan of either. If you could do some photo editing, you may want to put several of the doors side by side to get a better idea of what the kitchen would really look like with a row of cabinets like that.

747 03-31-2013 09:54 PM

i like them.

Metro 04-01-2013 11:09 AM

It's different, but a good kind of different. The center wood gives it an old look but not so old to make the "new" border look weird. You pulled it off man, good job.

123pugsy 04-01-2013 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1149949)
that is a good idea. but, imho, i think it would look way better with a real wood insert and in a darker finished kitchen.

Thanks.

I may try a wood veneer insert after I get back from my trip.

123pugsy 04-01-2013 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dorado (Post 1149996)
Someone will be catching their belt loop and banging their hand on those handles occasionally if there will be lower cabinets like that. I have a fear of spiked fences that are shorter than me for the same reason that I'd fear those handles. I could trip and impale something that I don't want impaled, which is most things I possess. I liked the look of the top picture where the insert looks darker, then I saw the white insert and didn't like it, now I'm not a fan of either. If you could do some photo editing, you may want to put several of the doors side by side to get a better idea of what the kitchen would really look like with a row of cabinets like that.

Thanks.

I like the style of handle but it's a little too "fat".

This one is 1/2" diameter. I swear I've seen them in 3/8" somewhere and not sticking out as much.


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