Need your expertise.....

susanne283March 16, 2013

I have posted recently about planning to have a refrigerator surround designed. Yesterday I called each of the cabinet makers you folks recommended..four in total. Each had the same answer....."we are too busy to do a small job." Perhaps I should have anticipated it as there was an article in the Sunday paper last week about the surge in home renovations in my area. So, as I inherited my Apple Valley kitchen, (they are out of business), and have never had the pleasure to design a kitchen, I don't know how to proceed. I believe Apple Valley is considered semi-custom, though I admit to not even knowing exactly what the means. Do you think I would be able to match my existing cabinets with another semi-custom brand? The fridge is on a wall of it's own, opposite the other cabinets. I appreciate any help. Thanks!

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what details do you have about the species and stain color/any glazing/ date of instllation of your cabs in your kitchen? Stains can be matched....a drawer front provided will enable a close replication of how it looks today. So, is it just panels or cabinets/pantry you seek as well?get it on graph paper and submit it to Scherrs or Conestoga/Barkers/ Cabinet Joint/maybe Cliq..... and a couple of them have online design if there is a bit more than just panels..

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 8:03AM
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Thanks herbflavor ....I do know the cabinets are maple, and painted creamy white. We want to do a surround with cabinets above and a side pullout pantry. Bad timing, I guess....;)

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 1:28PM
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What about finding a finishing carpenter in your area who might be able to do a small job for you. If you have friends/family who are doing some renos they might have one on site that you can contact.

Go to your local lumber yards and ask them if they have any who come in on a regular basis buying supplies. That's how we found the best house painter ever. We went to our local BM dealer and asked them for recommendations. They gave us names of those who they knew personally and who always paid their bills on time.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 1:56PM
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