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post #4876 of 5750
That was my original plan but the layout is bad. The range cooktop is sandwiched between the fridge and tall cabinets. So I think I should change the layout.
post #4877 of 5750
So we're kicking around slicing the ramada/outdoor kitchen off our list and going ahead with the rest of the backyard project. If we do we'll get the gas, electric, and water runs stubbed out at the back corner where the ramada will eventually be.

So, we have two awesome doors that lead to our backyard from the house. One in what I call the "public part" of the house by the formal dining area and one from our master suite. Right now they're really nice alder doors with the majority of the door being glass and the bedroom one is a double French door. I want decorative metal screen doors installed so I can blast the cool air into each area. I also need a new door on our guest house and the trim done as the sun shines mercilessly on it so I want a quality metal door there with a non-wood trim. Figure this is going to set me back 10-12k and I should get it done before I travertine 80% of the back yard. If I do that it sets back our planned savings and budget numbers.

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post #4878 of 5750
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

Worth going ceiling height on cabinets with a 10' ceiling?

Storage will be an issue with cabinets that high. It will look better for decorating purposes if you go to the ceiling and have windows and lighting in the uppers.

An alternative approach depending on the layout is to have floating shelves and tile all the way to the ceiling.
post #4879 of 5750
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

So we're kicking around slicing the ramada/outdoor kitchen off our list and going ahead with the rest of the backyard project. If we do we'll get the gas, electric, and water runs stubbed out at the back corner where the ramada will eventually be.

So, we have two awesome doors that lead to our backyard from the house. One in what I call the "public part" of the house by the formal dining area and one from our master suite. Right now they're really nice alder doors with the majority of the door being glass and the bedroom one is a double French door. I want decorative metal screen doors installed so I can blast the cool air into each area. I also need a new door on our guest house and the trim done as the sun shines mercilessly on it so I want a quality metal door there with a non-wood trim. Figure this is going to set me back 10-12k and I should get it done before I travertine 80% of the back yard. If I do that it sets back our planned savings and budget numbers.

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post #4880 of 5750

@poorsod we're leaning toward Kraftmaid from Home Depot.  Our contractor hates Ikea.  He hates HD too.  But he has a decades long relationship w/ a cabinet guy now working at HD and trusts him.  That guy recommended Kraftmaid. 

post #4881 of 5750
My understanding is that once you factor in the labor to assemble Ikea cabinets, they are no longer inexpensive.
post #4882 of 5750
Go with the cabinets that look the way you want. Your contractor can suck it up if they want your business.

But I think ikea will still be cheaper than kraft maid after assembly...can't you go custom for the same price as kraft maid?
post #4883 of 5750
Assembling IKEA cabinets is hardly difficult. I assembled and installed them in a day.
post #4884 of 5750

 Apropos of nothing.I had a friend who ordered an entire kitchen (cabinets) from HD .They delivered them then a couple of days later they showed up with a duplicate set . Somehow his order was run twice. They told him if he wanted them he could have them no charge. He stuck them in his garage and finally gave them away 

post #4885 of 5750
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

My understanding is that once you factor in the labor to assemble Ikea cabinets, they are no longer inexpensive

As a DIYer, I like assembling the IKEA Cabinets (and all of their furniture really). I find it to be relaxing and enjoyable. If I were a contractor, I think I would hate them however. But I agree with what someone else said, buy what you want and figure out a way to get them installed, if that contractor doesn't like them, find one who does. 

 

Good luck!

post #4886 of 5750

Construction workers read plans they will only read instructions as a last resort,if then.Thats a problem with Ikea stuff

post #4887 of 5750
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Construction workers read plans they will only read instructions as a last resort,if then.Thats a problem with Ikea stuff

My wife got some Ikea stuff at work, and the idiots from Plant who were assembling them ended up drilling holes in them before they bothered to read the directions. Had to totally replace them, the drawers wouldn't even close.
post #4888 of 5750
This is why contractors love the cabinets that arrive assembled!
post #4889 of 5750
2nd Renovation Project











480 Sq ft. Studio........
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post #4890 of 5750

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