Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
Remember the other day when I shared what I’ve accomplished so far on my family room? I mentioned that the center cabinet wasn’t finished yet, as I eventually wanted to reconfigure the doors so that the cabinets look less “kitchen-y”.
Well, I hadn’t thought that the doors would be in the budget any time soon, because when I’ve priced doors before, I’ve always been told that they would cost around $50 each. So I was just going to be content with what I had until I got finished with some more pressing projects and had money to spend on doors.
But two days ago, I found a cabinet maker (a quite TALENTED cabinet maker) who charges an unbelievably low price for doors! So I’ve decided to go ahead with it. Now unfortunately, new cabinet doors for my kitchen are still not in the budget just yet, so I’ll just be focusing on the center section of the living room cabinets.
So here’s where I need your help!
This is what the cabinets look like right now:
Very stock, very kitchen-y. But with a bit of reconfiguration of the doors, that will be remedied. And keep in mind, I will also be adding moulding all the way to the floor to get rid of the toekick. Also imagine that I’ve found the perfect hardware! Oh, and have a finished countertop! My goodness…so much still to be done!! 🙂
The plan I’ve had all along in my mind looked something like this:
That would require simply removing all of the spacers between the drawers and doors, and replacing the drawer/door combos with tall doors. Shelves inside would hold dvd player, X-Box (a necessity, of course), and other items.
But just this morning, I was looking at it, and wondered if something like this might be more visually interesting.
If I went this route, I would keep the outer sections just as they are, and just reconfigure the middle section with two taller doors, and shelves inside.
By the way…in the process, I think I’m also going to pull out this entire middle section and cut down the depth of the cabinets a bit, so that they’re more like 18 inches deep, rather than 24 inches deep. (Hey, give the girl a jigsaw, and she thinks she can do anything!) 😀
So help me, please!! What do you think? And which option would look more family room-y, and less kitchen-y?
I finally finished the cabinets on this wall, and I ended up making some pretty significant changes. Click here to see the final improved design.
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