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Old 12-14-2011, 08:46 AM   #31
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I'm planning on installing these cabinets:



I plan on going for a similar look, with differing cabinet heights and crown on top of the cabinets.

In figuring out my game plan of how to do this, I can only come up with one option to make the crown of the shorter cabinets hit the sides of the taller cabinets, and that is to use blocking to bring the taller cabinets out into the room a few inches. Is this the normal way of making this work?

All of the wall cabinets are a standard 12" depth.

Back onto the original subject. How do you all feel it would look if all cabinets were the same depth, no blocking was used, and crown was installed only on the top cabinets?

Or do you think it would look better to install blocking and use a filler piece?

Aesthetics are not my strong suit.
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i have seen some cabinet companies that made a 27 inch corner cabinet besides making the regular 24 inch one to get the look you are wanting. for the non corner cabinets you would have to block them out as i havent seen any wall cabinets deeper then 12 inches.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:01 AM   #33
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One other solution is to cut down the shorter cabinets in depth.

You would end up with a pretty shallow cabinet though.

Blocking out would be easy enough, but you will have to make end panels for the ones you do that to, as well as something to hide the blocking on the bottom.

However you go, good luck with what will likely be a most rewarding project,
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I think I'll start up a new thread, maybe in the kitchens forums, looking for some thumbs up/thumbs down info on rta cabinets.
I used Costco, who uses AllWoodFast. I'm quite happy with the quality of the cabinet. I also did the varying height corner cabinet, but did not think about the molding when I did it. So now my molding still isn't up, because the corner cabs are not deeper. A bit of a head-scratcher when I finally realized it, and there's not room to space it out now, of course.

They had great customer service, by the way. A couple boxes of trim were lost in shipping, and they reshipped them at their cost. Also had a very responsive designer that I could email back and forth a few times a day with to tweak the design.

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What year?
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Cue my kitchen's saga at this point - what do I have, 9 days? It would be a Christmas Miracle.
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I used Costco, who uses AllWoodFast. I'm quite happy with the quality of the cabinet.
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I know its too late for you, and those boxes are really great looking & you're happy .... but for anyone else....
I use Home DEpot a lot, but comparing the cabinet style we wanted, we found HD was cheaper, but a lot lower quality, so we paid the 20% more (with 5% off for Lowes CC) at Lowes. Free delivery, of course. And easy exchange or refund for months, which is good since we live in CA and the house we are redoing (on vacations) is in NM, and we're not getting to the cab work until April!!
My point? Shop around, and remember the store next door is a lot more accountable.
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we tried lowes and they wanted 6800.00, and if we wanted all wood it was 8200.00. we only had 6000.00 for the kitchen so they were out.
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Try RTAKITCHENCABINETSONLINE. I bought a ton from them and they can make custom depth for you. My uppers are 15"- to save money this is not a big deal to do yourself if they are RTA. Make sure you buy a nailer and a compressor(less than $100..) My kitchen is 20' square, only two walls have upper cabinets and the ceilings are 12' high. All appliances are integrated and we have a rolling library ladder. They have all the parts, with minor modifications and all the trim. Spend the money for the trim that's what makes it look custom. I could not come anywhere near what I spent locally. Locally they wanted almost 8 times what I spent (not counting assembly time and installation time) I am a middle aged(argh!!!!!) woman and I did it myself with some laborer assistance.)I did the design too. people are in shock and awe when they see it- will post pictures when counter tops are on. I haven't assembled the island yet as I haven't put the stove in yet. Buy end panels and skins for the end of runs- small price to pay
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:49 AM   #39
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we tried lowes and they wanted 6800.00, and if we wanted all wood it was 8200.00. we only had 6000.00 for the kitchen so they were out.
Lowe's has 20% off sales on cabinets every two months, or so, like clockwork. Save ya over a thousand.
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Lowe's has 20% off sales on cabinets every two months, or so, like clockwork. Save ya over a thousand.

Lowes has that 10% coupon in the address change packets you can get free from the post office too. Not sure if you can use both.
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HomeDepot wanted $13.5k just to reface my cabinets and said a whole kitchen for my small house could cost up to $50k. I told him he can leave.
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