Ordered Barker Cabinets
Seems like there are several threads where people talk about looking at Barker but then the threads kind of die off, so I thought I'd share a little about our order.
After a lot of investigating, soul searching etc. we decided to go with all Barker rather than Ikea boxes with other doors. Main reason was the ability to completely customize the sizes. We have 8' ceilings and thought 30" uppers were way too short and 39" uppers would be pushing it a little since we wanted enough room for molding and not to have the uppers too close to the counters, so we ended up with 37" uppers.
We are going with Cherry with the clear conversion varnish applied by Barker.
We're doing an enclosure for the fridge (standard, not counter depth) that includes a finished door style panel on one side that's visible and a plain slab on the other. We made the over frig cab 30" deep so it extends nearly to the front of the fridge, and made the base cab on that wall 30" deep as well. (a 36" wide 4 drawer).
On the Stove wall we have uppers on each side , a vent cab for the OTR and 4 drawer base cabs on each side, (36 on one, 30 on the other).
We have a 40" sink cab (another reason not to go with Ikea). On the dishwasher wall we have a case for the dishwasher and a 36" base with split drawers on top and 3 drawers below them. That wall and the sink wall are open to the breakfast area, so no upppers.
On the back side of that wall, on the breakfast room side, we have 2x 32" wide 12' deep base cabs. These are not shown on the attached drawing, nor are the fillers that connect the angled sink wall to other two walls.
Including all the finished ends, two piece crown, fillers where needed (including 2 fillers to make the turn at each end of the sink because it's angled) and any other assorted trim the total was right at $8000 which includes free shipping with a lift gate.
So fingers crossed we end up liking them, I'll follow up on this thread when they arrive but that won't be till mid March.