My cabinets were delivered on Thursday afternoon. When Richard from Quality Cabinets arrived to install them on Friday I had a question for him.
I have seen so many half finished kitchens with the boxes installed without the doors, I half expected mine to arrive the same way because I thought maybe that was normal.
Richard said Mike NEVER delivers a kitchen without the doors. He says he’s worked for many cabinet companies and a lot of them do install the doors later because they are usually more expensive than the actual cabinets (boxes) themselves (they wait to collect more money) and sometimes they don’t even measure for the doors until after the boxes are installed.
He said when you do it this way it can be weeks before the doors actually get installed, maybe you even had this same experience with your kitchen?
Here they are, ready to go in. My entire kitchen was installed in one day by Richard.
Here’s what my new pantry wall looked like before.
White Cabinets by Quality Cabinet.ca
And here it is after. Countertops can’t even be measured until after the cabinetry is in so that’s going to happen next. I love the 3″ shaker doors.
We are used to a kitchen that has one dog dish light in the ceiling so walking into a kitchen with this much light is so amazing! Sorry my images are a little fuzzy, it’s raining here this morning when I took the pictures.
Here’s a view of the island. I love the furniture detail.
These are my knobs. I think every time you touch your kitchen hardware (because it’s constant) you should think “I love these“.
I was going to install these cup pulls but when they arrived, some of the chrome around the edges was already looking chipped and old so I sent them back and I’m going to choose a chrome one instead.
When selecting your kitchen hardware, I think a combination of pulls and knobs looks the best and like a designer was there. The only exception to this might be in a very modern kitchen (below).
So our kitchen is still outside since we need countertops, that’s one good thing about the awning that goes almost half the length of the house over the patio since we live in a rainforest.
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