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Old October 14th 05, 12:27 PM
Mark Hewitt
 
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So my Mum has decided that she's tired of the kitchen which was installed in
the late 60's and she'd like something a bit more modern looking. However
she hasn't got the money to pay for a full new kitchen, so she figures just
replace the doors on the cupboards and put some new fronts on the drawers..
a reasonable idea I think.

So we had a look around B&Q where they only seem to sell standard sizes of
doors and drawers in certain packs, which doesn't seem to be ideal for us..
On measuring up we've found that we are going to need three cupboard doors,
however they are in three entirely different sizes! We'll need 8 drawer
fronts, but again these are 4 different sizes..none of which fit the
standard sizes of course.

So what's our best bet if we want to put more modern stuff in? I know we can
get made to measure but I'm concerned that will cost a fortune!

Not sure how much the budget can stretch to, I would think 300 would be
about it..



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Old October 14th 05, 01:02 PM
 
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Why not just paint it all. Perhaps put new tops on.

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Old October 14th 05, 01:12 PM
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On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 12:27:13 +0100, "Mark Hewitt"
wrote:

So my Mum has decided that she's tired of the kitchen which was installed in
the late 60's and she'd like something a bit more modern looking. However
she hasn't got the money to pay for a full new kitchen, so she figures just
replace the doors on the cupboards and put some new fronts on the drawers..
a reasonable idea I think.

So we had a look around B&Q where they only seem to sell standard sizes of
doors and drawers in certain packs, which doesn't seem to be ideal for us..
On measuring up we've found that we are going to need three cupboard doors,
however they are in three entirely different sizes! We'll need 8 drawer
fronts, but again these are 4 different sizes..none of which fit the
standard sizes of course.

So what's our best bet if we want to put more modern stuff in? I know we can
get made to measure but I'm concerned that will cost a fortune!

Not sure how much the budget can stretch to, I would think 300 would be
about it..

I know of a firm in Catleford, Yorkshire that make decent kitchen
furniture and ship it to you.

From what I recall their prices are in line with B&Q etc for the
pre-assembled stuff but they will adjust sizes to your specification,
provided the fronts are as near standard or can be adjusted.

Basically, they make the carcasses then buy in the fronts. Some
styles presumably can be cut down whilst others cannot. They were
useful for me when I needed wall units with extra room behind them.

Let me know if you need their details and I'll try to find them.

Rob


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Old October 14th 05, 01:49 PM
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In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Mark Hewitt wrote:

So my Mum has decided that she's tired of the kitchen which was
installed in the late 60's and she'd like something a bit more modern
looking. However she hasn't got the money to pay for a full new
kitchen, so she figures just replace the doors on the cupboards and
put some new fronts on the drawers.. a reasonable idea I think.

So we had a look around B&Q where they only seem to sell standard
sizes of doors and drawers in certain packs, which doesn't seem to be
ideal for us.. On measuring up we've found that we are going to need
three cupboard doors, however they are in three entirely different
sizes! We'll need 8 drawer fronts, but again these are 4 different
sizes..none of which fit the standard sizes of course.

So what's our best bet if we want to put more modern stuff in? I know
we can get made to measure but I'm concerned that will cost a fortune!

Not sure how much the budget can stretch to, I would think 300 would
be about it..


We facelifted my in-laws' kitchen a few years by covering the doors and
drawer fronts with some heavy duty adhesive plastic sheeting - sold in packs
for this purpose, complete with edging strips. It was flexible, but a lot
thicker than (say) fablon. This was easy to cut to size, and gave a
reasonable finish. Don't know whether you can still get it.
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Old October 14th 05, 05:58 PM
David P
 
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Make MDF doors/fronts and paint them?



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Old October 14th 05, 09:01 PM
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snip Kitchen Door problem

GOOGLE is your friend

http://www.kitchenfacades.com/






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