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QuestionMatching Existing Kitchen Cupboard Doors
Any bright ideas? Our kitchen cupboards and doors are in good condition and we don't really want to replace the lot for financial reasons, but we are a bit short on wall units. Obtaining an additional carcass is not a problem, but matching the doors is proving to be difficult. We have been told it was an MFI or Howdens Ashbury range. Can't find anything to match on any kitchen door replacement websites. Would a professional be likely to be able to knock something up to match or must I just accept I can't have any more cupboards.
I'm not sure where you are in the uk, but a local company to me, just off junc 27 of the M1, can supply most kitchen cupboard doors, they have a website at
www.mansfieldinteriors.co.uk I have used them in the past and they are very helpfull
Westwood Building Solutions. 1st Mar, 2011
a professional joiner would be able to knock up a good match, but my concern is getting the finish looking the same. having 1 new door will stand out from the rest, unless you plan to have all the doors reconditioned.
Multitradez Services 1st Mar, 2011
a common problem i find, i can supply doors and drawer fronts from Howdens for a fraction of the price and always pass the saving on to the customer, maybe a change of doors is needed at a good price like for like. To give you an idea a full height door for as little as £20 a short door for £15 and a drawer front for £10! Currys actually supply kitchens from Howdens so maybe a look there or alternatively ebay to find a supplier that might have some surplus to a customers requirements. (nothing gets thrown away)
Doors are can be made but the cost will out weigh buying new doors, very labour intensive to match the originals and could cost twice as much, please call for any more help and i will be happy to try.
hope this helps
Dave @ McLarren Property Maintenance
McLarren property maintenance 2nd Mar, 2011
Any good joinery workshop will be able replicate your existing kitchen doors no problem. The only slight problem will be colour matching? and that goes for if its a natural finish aswell.
I would imagine, if you post your job on mybuilder you'll find a tradesmen who would be happy to help and advise on all aspects of the job.
I hope this all makes sense and helps.
M R Norman 1st Mar, 2011
if your units are from Howdens all doors etc should be obtainable as so with handles your local supplier may not be able to provide doors but they will have on computer one of there warehouse that will .....
McCann Building Services 2nd Mar, 2011
if your doors is painted any good cabinet makers should be able to match colour if real wood it should be easy to match any fitted kitchen company should be able to find door near to it
william bradley 8th Mar, 2011
Hi, if you can't get a match consider a contrasting door - maybe with glazing or a different finish which will compliment your existing finishes. As doors are reasonably standard in terms of sizes, you may be able to move some existing doors to the new location and replace with the contrasting items.
If this is not aceptable and you need only a few new doors then a good joinery workshop or cabinet makers will be able to replicate what you have and provide you with a colour match, but... expect to pay £100 - £150 per door depending onthe qty and design. The only other option as mentioned above is a facelift to replace all the doors/drawer fronts but remember that you may have to replace plinths, cornice, pelmet decor panels etc etc so be careful to consider all the implications.
Holbex Design Limited 13th Mar, 2011