One of the parts of the build I’ve been most looking forward to has arrived! We have officially designed and ordered the kitchen and bathroom vanities for the Mad County Build.
Originally our plan was to build all of the cabinetry ourselves, but as this project got underway we realized that it wasn’t a reasonable expectation. To match the quality of the cabinets we are purchasing would have required a lot of time, space, and effort that we do not have to give!
In searching for the perfect kitchen I literally stumbled on Cabinet Direct’s website. I quickly realized this was the place I wanted to order from! Everything about the design process has been fun and pretty much stress-free. I started by filling out their online form and Dianna took it from there! Cabinet Direct provides free design services for your initial consult and one round of changes. That can be really helpful in getting your budget in line. They ship nationwide too! All of you who are planning your builds we’ve got you covered!
Wood species was a consideration for us right away. We knew we wanted to go with a stain in the kitchen, and painted cabinets in other areas of the house. Different species are going to vary in cost and take the stain differently. I was able to get door samples of the 2 choices I had it narrowed down to. That might be my favorite part of the process- a door gives you a REALLY good idea of what things will look like.
Cabinet Direct carries a few brands of cabinets that all serve different needs. We opted for Ultracraft because of the great options they offer. They’re full access which is going to work PERFECTLY with how I like to organize!
We’re planning to go with painted cabinets in some other areas of the house, and Ultracraft’s custom paint option is amazing. That took a lot of stress off knowing I can choose the color that works best for our design.
After our initial design and one round of edits we paid a good faith deposit to continue working on the design. Our designer Dianna was very thorough and we had a couple of virtual design meetings and I was able to watch her make changes and find the perfect option. She got as close as she could to the overall look we’ll have in the real kitchen! The appliances are different, and if you want to see those selections you can HERE.
5% Discount offered through CabinetDirect.com for Marshall Remodel audience in addition to any manufacturer discounts.
We can’t wait for the cabinets to arrive! The Mad County Build is really coming together!