Aug 03, 2010 10:40 pm
Hi, we are wanting a very modern, streamlined look in our kitchen & as such don't want any handles on the drawers / cupboards. I really like the look of the shadowline drawers.
I get the feeling they will be more expensive than having a handle though (as is everything I seem to want!!). Just wondering if anyone knows roughly how much extra they work out to, compared to having handles?
Re: Shadowline Drawers?2
Aug 04, 2010 12:54 am
we have the handless look, and I love it.
http://s797.photobucket.com/albums/yy25 ... loo/House/
we have aluminim rails running on the carcass, so that would have cost money. I've seen picutres of other kitchens where the cuboards and drawers have a 45 degree angle on them instead of a c rail at the back.
sorry not sure of details as our quote was an overall quote..
handles can be exxy so I'm not convinced it would be lots more expensive having no handles.
Recently moved to a 60's home in need of some improvement! http://s797.photobucket.com/user/leenii ... ch%20House
Old house: http://s797.photobucket.com/albums/yy25 ... loo/House/
Re: Shadowline Drawers?3
Aug 04, 2010 2:25 pm
We have shadowline handles on our cabinet. One of the contributing factors to cost is that I think you need to have 2 pack paint for our style. Not sure about the aluminium handles - again I have only seen them on 2 pack finish.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26913&start=20 is my thread with photos.
Some things are worth waiting for.
Re: Shadowline Drawers?4
Aug 04, 2010 9:05 pm
Did some research on this prior to our kitchen upgrade where we went for a handle-less design.
It would seem if you have an inbuilt grip rail or angled drawer top to enable gripping then you cannot have a vinyl skin as it can't handle the sharp angles involved - the alternatives are then a 2 pack finish or a melamine style finish - 2 pack being the most expensive option, even when vinyl involved. The other solution is to have push to open on your drawers and doors where no rails or angled drawer tops are required. In our case we used the Blum Metabox with TipOn equipment where TipOn is their product name for push to open. You will need to inquire on costs as we had a lot of other stuff in our account and I never separated individual costs out , but it ain't cheap but absolutely worth it when you see the end product. The offsets are that there are no handle costs and the drawer carcass is cheaper as all that is required is the drawer base and drawer back, with the Metabox making up the rest of the drawer.
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Aug 04, 2010 10:50 pm
Thanks so much for your replies. Im sold after looking at your kitchens, whatever the cost! Leni & Kyton your kitchens look amazing. Definitely the look Im after.
Barkly, thanks for the info on the metabox. Our builder has included 2 pack finish in our quote so that's in the budget already, so hopefully the extra wont be too obscene!
Kyton, I just looked further into your thread....can I just say your home takes my breath away. Simply stunning and Im very jealous!
Re: Shadowline Drawers?7
Aug 05, 2010 10:45 am
The increase in price is not just the machining of the door/drawer tops but the fact that a separate rail has to be fixed across the cabinet for every drawer front so that you don't see a dark space in the gap that is left above the bevel to allow your fingers to get in - this is different to the aluminum extrusion handles on top of doors as they include the finger access in the C section.
The price difference varies depending on what sort of handles you were considering as an alternative; handles start at about $1.50 each and can go beyond $30 a unit.
Vinyl actually handles tight radii better than two pack, but because the thermolaminate is moulded onto the board you can't have the sort of undercut that a beveled door has - and it obviously has to be moulded from the presentation side, so you can't just turn the board over when you are laminating it.
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