Where to look, what's a good price, what price is too much of a bargain to get a nice product, are there any tricks to the process? (And if we can get what we want ordering stock items that's great too) [more inside]
I need some help planning the kitchen remodel in my 1925 bungalow. Trying to keep the budget in the $10000 to 15000 range. I am fortunate that underneath the very worn vinyl floors is maple hardwood that is original to the house. The plan is to hopefully restore that. But do I keep the cabinets in their (rather dated) oak state or should I paint the cabinets? [more inside]
My most pressing question: Do I need 8-inch pulls for the larger, 36-inch drawers? 7 inch? 12 inch? What fits that size best? What about the 30 & 24-inch drawers? Can I just grab one size and buy 40 of them and they'll all look good? [more inside]
Does anyone have firsthand experience with kitchen cabinet refacing? [more inside]
What kind of hinge should I be looking for, for a cabinet door that will open vertically, like an oven door? [more inside]
A question about how to refinish my cabinets, in a kitten-friendly (low VOC) way? Apologies in advance, as I'm new to furniture / wood stuff and think I'm missing something obvious. Kitten pictures inside. [more inside]
Can someone please PLEASE help me figure out how to clean grease/oil drips off my cabinets? These are splatter drips that come from sauteing, deep frying, etc. [more inside]
We are missing a pull/handle for one of the cabinets in our apartment. The landlord doesn't know anything about manufacturer or the source of the hardware. The inside of the drawers is labeled as "G* Grass" as a manufacturer but it looks like they make the inner mechanisms not the external hardware.
Photo album here.
Any ideas on how I can find a replacement? Thanks!
My 1950s era split level house is still in remarkably original condition despite its years, with most of the original fixtures and walls. Perhaps it's coolest feature is the original blonde wood kitchen cabinets, with panels that slide along grooves instead of hinged doors. They're in poor condition and long overdue for replacement but before I do so I'm considering having them restored as part of a planned general restoration of the house to its original specs. I'd like to know the following:
1) how can I determine if they're unique design and period age makes them even worth maintaining;
2) who should I consult to get an estimate for the job; and
3) if I decide to tear them out, is there a 1950s collector's market where I could put them for sale as-is? Even if I don't want them, I'd bet that someone else might.
When we bought our house, the garage came with some very nice cabinets already installed. This weekend I found myself wanting a few extra shelves for them, and I have so far been unsuccessful in finding any that will work. They are fairly standard looking white melamine shelves, but apparently the size is unusual. Is there somewhere I can go to get truly custom shelves made (or find a wider variety of sizes)? [more inside]
I'm about to move to a new apartment that doesn't have a kitchen counter or much cabinet space, so I need to buy a cart with cabinets and a countertop (like this)
. I'd like to buy it from a store in Manhattan. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I've gutted my kitchen, and the concrete floor is uneven. Can I get away with only leveling the floor where I'll install the floating flooring, or should I really pour leveler where the cabinets will rest, too? [more inside]
What grade and variety of plywood should I buy for hidden, inside cabinet carcasses? [more inside]
I'm re-doing my kitchen, and it's almost done. Help me take care of it, to keep it looking awesome for a very long time. [more inside]
Cutting board and countertop options? [more inside]
What would be a suitable protective coating for cabinets that were stripped and treated with a combination of orange oil and beeswax? [more inside]
Looking for real world experience with white cabinets. Should I go with wood for a higher end look or high quality MDF lacquered and avoid possible hair line cracks in the finish? For the look we want, thermofoil is out. [more inside]
Should we go with Ikea cabinets or plywood custom built units in our remodel? [more inside]
Have you ever ordered and installed RTA (ready to assemble) cabinets? [more inside]
Please help me remodel my beige/offwhite plastic-looking kitchen ... on a shoestring! [more inside]
An open shelf kitchen. Will it give my resale value the kiss of death? [more inside]
I have a 20 year-old house with decent-quality stained oak cabinets (built by a cabinet builder on-site during the house's construction). I love the layout of my kitchen and the cabinets are very functional, but the finish is looking a little worn and chipped these days. How can I refinish these cabinets? [more inside]
We are redoing a bathroom. We need a wooden vanity cabinet that is made with plywood, not particle board or furniture board. Ideally we need this within the next few weeks.We have a sink top, just need the cabinet. Everything at Home Depot was particle board. We are in Morris County NJ, north central Jersey. Any suggestions, ideas?
The hinge on our kitchen cabinets has come apart, and I don't know if I can repair it. Replacement is only $6 or so, but I'll have to wait on delivery.
It's a salice hinge, and there are 2 pieces, one on the door and one on the cabinet. There's some linkage that hooks the two pieces together, but I didn't install them so I have no idea how they fit together.
Here is a picture of a similar hinge
, with an annotation of where the separation has happened.
Anyone familiar with salice hinges? Anything I can do, or should I just replace and be done?
How can I remove old screws when the heads keep getting stripped? [more inside]
I need to remove this broken trash compactor
. Does anyone know how to get it out? [more inside]
What cabinet would best fit this space? [more inside]
Inexpensive (relatively), high-quality kitchen cabinets? My Husband is a wood worker who doesn't have time to build a whole kitchen's worth of cabinets. But being a woodworker, he is particular about cabinets (see desired attributes inside). We have been quoted approximately $23,000 for our kitchen (which is a fairly normal sized, middle class level kitchen). $23,000 seems excessive to me. We are in the Bay Area. Any thoughts about where we can buy high-quality cabinets (as described) at a lower price either in a store in the Bay Area or online would be appreciated [more inside]
How can I hide these hideous, chipped, particle board cupboard doors? [more inside]
Ikea cabinet (kitchen and/or bath) owners! Please tell me about your experience with Ikea cabinets. We're talking anything about ordering, installation, wear & tear, how long has it been installed, are you happy with it, would you do it again? [more inside]
Refinishing/refurbishing my kitchen cabinet doors. How can I apply the polyurethane to get a smooth, even shine? [more inside]
does anyone know when ikea has their no-tax sale? [more inside]
Is there an easy way to permanently remove the locks from a steel case filing cabinet? [more inside]
Should our kitchen cabinet doors have plain glass or tempered glass? [more inside]
Anyone know of a reliable carpenter to make two built-in cabinets for a New York (Upper West Side) apartment? Thanks!
I'm helping a good friend design a new kitchen for her home. She's kind of tight on money so i'm suggesting she do either the base cabinets first and the wall cabinets at a later date or vice versa. [more inside]
Budget kitchen remodel advice for someone at that "too clueless even to know what I don't know" stage. [more inside]
Following up on my question last week
, I'm looking for recommendations for companies that sell pre-built kitchen cabinets, where we can choose from various types and sizes. [more inside]
Can it be cost-effective to build your own kitchen cabinets from scratch vs. buying and installing them yourself? [more inside]
How do you apply self-adhesive covering to cupboards without getting air bubbles? Using the squeegee method doesn't seem to work for me.