I am so, so SO tired right now. And yet, here I am, posting a cabinet update. Why? Because these babies are BUILT! I mentioned previously that my goal for this kitchen was to build all the cabinets ourselves, out of Purebond plywood. It was important to me because 1) I’d like to be as chemical free as possible (Purebond is a formaldehyde-free product) and 2) I wanted a quality, long-term construction from hardwood plywood. Not that cheapo pressed wood stuff. Another perk? Full customization! I was able to glean my favorite ideas from Pinterest and make them my own with no additional cost. I don’t have any “after” photos yet because I still need to sand and paint them, as well as installation. We’re about a week away from closing so that gives me enough time to work on the finishing.
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Plans. I drew out a basic sketch of our kitchen using our floorplans. With everything to scale, I looked at stock dimensions to get an idea of my options. I needed 10 cabinets:
– 21″ cabinet with paper towel roll storage by sink
– 21″ double deep drawer cabinet to sort my silver & servingware upright by sink
– two 21″ standard cabinets for island center
– one 24″