Kitchen Cabinets

After removing a wall between the kitchen & dining room, the customer wanted to add additional kitchen cabinets to the space that was created. These new kitchen cabinets were designed, built, and installed to the precise specifications of the customer, and were not "standard industry-sized" units. Additionally, the black formica countertop had to fit just beneath the existing tiled kitchen countertop.

As is shown in the attached photos, the cabinets consisted of several different types: 2 different size 3 drawer units that are built into the inside corner (designed & constructed so the drawers/handles do not interfere with each other), a pull-out spice cabinet unit, a pull-out trash can unit, and a combination open-shelving/drawer unit. All of the design/construction techniques of the kitchen cabinets was discussed and approved by the customer during 2 consultations.

Instead of "dead space" in the back corner of the cabinets facing towards the dining room, the customer requested a usable cabinet that could serve the needs of the dining room, i.e., linen storage, etc. A combination cabinet with a top drawer and pull-out lower trays with double doors was the answer.

An additional design challenge to the construction/installation of the kitchen cabinets was that heating/ventilation vent openings in the kitchen floor had to be addressed. The customer requested that 1 vent be directed underneath the cabinet to the kitchen, while the other vent be directed into the dining room. These challenges were met in the design beneath each cabinet & louvered vent covers added.

The kitchen cabinets were made from solid birch and 3/4" birch plywood. The customer chose to prime & paint the kitchen cabinets; the black/white color scheme is dramatic. Additionally, matching handles & drawer pulls were installed on both the new kitchen cabinets & the existing kitchen cabinets. The black, L-shaped formica countertop was secured in place and seated at one end just beneath the existing tiled countertop.

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