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  • Over the last few weeks, I’ve been helping local builder, Dave Depencier

  • design a timeless kitchen for a new build in Dresden, Ontario.

  • Today is a great day.

  • The cabinetry is going in. This is where you really start to get a finished feel for the actual room.

  • It’s a great thing for me to have someone like Reiko as part of this because

  • she’s got some great ideas that I think everyone’s going to be very excited about when itll all done.

  • Weve chosen the layout, weve created the kitchen design; and today is all about the cabinets.

  • In a kitchen, the cabinetry can be one of the most expensive parts of that room

  • so you want to make sure you know all the products and you know all the costs to those products

  • so that youre able to make an informed decision.

  • Graham, I need some cabinets.

  • We have cabinets.

  • What kind of style were you thinking, material?

  • I have wood, laminate, wrapped thermofoil?

  • Well I want a high-end custom look, but I need it at an affordable price.

  • OK, I’ve got lots of options I think that would work.

  • I would probably recommend wrapped thermofoil, It does have that high-end look and feel to it.

  • OK.

  • I do have some samples if you want to see?

  • Yes.

  • Shaker, perfect. I really like this.

  • Cabinetry is generally the most visible element in a kitchen

  • and therefore is responsible for the room’s overall look and design.

  • A Shaker profile has clean and simple lines and lends itself to just about any decor.

  • from traditional, to country, to contemporary.

  • The beadboard profile mimics traditional paneling and is perfect to achieve a cottage or country look.

  • A raised-panel profile offers the most detail in a door.

  • It’s a versatile look that can complement traditional, transitional and classic decors.

  • And really, you should choose a style that will work with the furniture and the accessories that will share the space.

  • For this project, I recommended our Owners Choice cabinetry line.

  • The walls and bases can be arranged in almost unlimited combinations

  • and it’s available in white, grey, maple and dark maple.

  • You really can install these cabinets yourself.

  • And you can add shelving accessories to make your storage even more functional.

  • It’s almost like having a custom kitchen without the big price tag.

  • In Dave’s kitchen, were installing both stock and custom built cabinets

  • and both are quality made through Home’s exclusive Owner’s Choice line.

  • As a builder the Home Installs program works very well for me.

  • It keeps everything in house and they have professionals that do all the estimating,

  • bringing the products in, as well as installing the products.

  • So it’s a very simple process for me.

  • Well-made drawers should support about 75 pounds when open.

  • Cabinets should measure at least ½ inch thick all around.

  • These are 5/8” thick.

  • Youll also want your shelving to be 5/8” thick to prevent bowing.

  • Cabinet hardware is such an important element in the kitchen.

  • Some designers call itthe 'jewelry of the kitchen’.

  • To whether you want ornate or streamlined, you can find hardware to suit any style of kitchen.

  • It’s one of my favorite things to look for.

  • So with in this project, were doing 2 custom features.

  • One is the built in cover that covers the rangehood

  • and the other is the island that is made to look like a piece of furniture.

  • But to do the rangehood cover, were bringing some panels that match the exisitng cabinetry

  • as well as some door faces to make it look like it’s actually part of the cabinetry.

  • For the custom island, weve brought in 4 upper cabinets to keep the height proper

  • and were putting them together with a panel in between for stability

  • and four legs to be able to lift it off the ground to make it look like a piece of furniture.

  • I’m loving how this is turning out. It’s looks great with the doors on the front.

  • And it’s really a ton of storage when you think about it.

  • It is.

  • This is great.

  • The cabinetry is alomost complete.

  • The only thing we have left to do is to put the hardware on the doors and drawers,

  • adjust everything, finish up a bit of crown moulding,

  • and it’s done except the countertops.

  • Perfect.

  • What’s the next step?

  • All the flooring.

  • Great, can’t wait.

  • Did you order it?

  • [Laughs]

  • I can’t…

  • No?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been helping local builder, Dave Depencier

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