Our kitchen is poorly laid out, poorly built, and original to the house - built in 1974. I've looked at a lot of cabinets over the past 10 years that we've been here and there are some nice ones out there - but expensive. I've also given much thought to building my own. I watched the recent kitchen series on NYW with a high level of interest.
Here's the point. We don't live in a high end area. My house is currently valued around $130K. So, putting in a $30K kitchen (it's only 10 x 10) just does not make any sense to me. I'm thinking that something cheaper, a lot cheaper, so long as it's strong and functional, is the best way to go.
I'm thinking (please don't shoot me) of going with an RTA cabinet similar to those offered by this company http://www.rtacabi.net They seem relatively sturdy and offer all of the various sizes and styles I would need. I could change out the cheaper glides easily enough.
I know many of you make your living doing cabinets, so I'm seeking some guidance. Have you had dealings with this company? Can you recommend another? Would you warn me to do something different?
I'm open to any and all suggestions, so don't be shy. I'll try to remember to post some pictures this evening.