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Kitchen Cabinet Doors

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Today we get to see the new cabinet doors installed. Before we get started, cheers to our installer. Diligent, accommodating, on time, friendly, and truly a skilled tradesman.

Each cabinet door is now hung with concealed hinges and they look awesome! Very even in color, texture and smooth as glass. We wanted a look of symmetry, or ‘order out of chaos’, both in design and materials attributes.

You can see this in the granite sample too (here’s a close up picture of the door and the granite sample, set against toady’s new door). Notice the colors are evenly distributed.

You wouldn’t expect an amateur photo to do it justice, but trust me, it is rich in depth and color. Its patterns and colors are very even in crystal size and distribution.

There’s no swooshy patterns or unpredictable colors – just even symmetry within natures creation – that’s cool! or,,, ‘order out of chaos’.

Anyway, we’re supposed to be talking about kitchen cabinet doors today – so lets get started with today’s pictures.

Here we see yesterdays rough cut veneers have been routed to edge, and each cabinet door is hung. The space in the middle is where the new dishwasher goes, and to the right, is the sink space (to be cut out later by the granite installer).

The upper right is a nick-knack shelf that added to give balance and center the window (the window is off picture, to the right)

Cabinet door:

Remember those badly constructed looking cupboards beside where the microwave goes? Here we see a blank door over the mini cupboard. It never occurred to me that the mini door was too small to maintain the mitered pattern of the larger doors. What to do???

Honestly, after coming home to see the progress, I think our carpenter did the most logical thing that could be done – install hinged blanks. Since it doesn’t look like a door, it isn’t expected to be a door. And the hinges can be hidden just like the regular doors.

Each cabinet door is align perfectly. How to align cabinet doors this good, I do not know. A perfect 1/16th of an inch gap where the doors meet from top to bottom. Also notice (or don’t notice) the hidden hinges, and lack of any knobs or handles. It all makes for a very clean looking install. Instead of cabinet handles there are detent grips cut into the backside of the door

All you see is the wood, no hardware at all. Not shown, are the drawers. They are in place, but their fronts aren’t on them (see wall & base mount picture) you can see the drawer tubs mounted on their slides without their finished front plates..

It’s starting to look really nice without being ‘over the top’. One of the things we were concerned with was making a kitchen that so fancy that it would look out of scope with the rest of the house, which is quite modest to say the least. That turned out to be no problem at all. It’s looking elegant without looking extravagant.

Also, this home is quite small at 1300sq. Because of this, it has a limited resale audience. It would probably be big enough for a young family raising more than 1 or 2 kids, but would probably suite seniors quite well being a single story.

The other audience of buyers would be the younger folks looking to establish themselves with a starter home. Well, lots of fancy upgrades would probably price that third group out of consideration, Oh well, enough rambling.

When having a kitchen refaced, the cabinet doors are not reused. They are made new using the materials and design of your choice. We really liked the look of this Beech Wood and chose the mitered corners. The mitered  corners cost more to manufacture. but the looks is really worth it.

Here’s the rest of the kitchen pictures for today: