New cabinets
Candace Bordelon
June 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are remodeling our kitchen, middle class house in Texas, $30K budget. We are getting new cabinets that will be painted white. The cabinet maker my general contractor recommends makes hardwood boxes out of China birch. Does this sound right? What is a decent grade wood to use for painted cabinets? The cabinets will be my biggest expense. I don't want to cheap out--we plan on being in this house for the next 15 years or so, but I have to keep the value of my home (about $200K) and budget in mind. I appreciate any input.
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Judy M
Have you seem a finished cabinet.

Would the contractor give you the name of other people that he has installed similar cabinets for that you can talk to them?

That is where I would start.
June 28, 2013 at 9:36am      Thanked by Candace Bordelon
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Birch is good for painting cabinets. Birch seems to be less costly than cherry or maple, look into that. I have worked with contractors who use that. Be sure it a "paint grade" as the to be stained grade is likely more expensive.9The grain will still be showing) Be sure the quality of the painting is excellent and in a controlled environment ( like a spraying room). Also national cabinet companies that offer birch would have stained and painted samples you could look at. You can go to any new home sales office or home improvement or kitchen design store to see the various samples. Good luck.
June 28, 2013 at 9:49am      Thanked by Candace Bordelon
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Our new house in Tampa. New flooring? New cabinets? Paint colors?
We will be living in this house and want some suggestions...
Have new white appliances, want to get new wood cabinets.
What would look best with white? Everything is stainless...
New house: UGLY, but NEW cabinets... what to do?
This house has just been completely rehabbed with brand...
New help!!!! Hickory cabinets new a counter.
Large great room, 30 ft. ceilings, tops cabinets not...
More Discussions
Kitchen Flooring
Need some opinions. We are moving to a new house, this...
What do I do with this GAUDY Rococo Bedroom Set? Help
So, very good friends of mine moved to the Yucatan....
Is it possible to get a four piece bathroom in this space?
Hi, at the moment we have a situation where we want...
counter overhang for seating with backs
I am building a home, I will have a u shaped counter....
Bathroom Design Help
Hi guys. We're renovating an old house and are having...
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™