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Old 18-09-2018, 05:20 PM   #1
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Matching cupboard doors

So swmbo has decided she wants a dishwasher. Fine. Showed her websites with freestanding models. No. She wants a built-in one because her sister in law has one.

Our kitchen is probably more than 5 years (and I'm guessing around 9-10) based on a wiring certificate we have. We've been here for 3 years. No way of contacting previous owners.

I've looked online for current kitchen stores and can't find a match (I've got a colour match but not a style match).

Where do I go from here?
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Old 18-09-2018, 05:25 PM   #2
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Is there any stickers in the back of a cupboard with brand and style?

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I can't see any labels or stickers, which makes it difficult. The colour is alabaster white (confirmed with a sample from DIY kitchens but none of the styles are match).
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The easiest is to put a picture up, of the style of door, and see if anybody here can match it to a make / model.
Or if you lucky has a door in his garage / loft for spare.

Is there not an option in google where you can search on image?
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Long shot but what is the branding on the hinges ?

I say this as our kitchen is a Symphony Kitchen and the only branding is on the soft close hinge covers !
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Hafele hinges.
The only "odd" thing is that the front of the drawers are removable with little clips on either runner. I've never seen this before.

Will post up pics tomorrow hopefully.
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After a minimum of 5 years do you think you will be able to buy a match though?
Sorry for not being one bit helpful
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I had to do this a couple of years back when we changed to an integrated fridge freezer. Ended up making a copy of the existing shaker style doors with maximum use of the saw table and router.
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Old 18-09-2018, 11:07 PM   #9
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So swmbo has decided she wants a dishwasher. Fine. Showed her websites with freestanding models. No. She wants a built-in one because her sister in law has one.

Our kitchen is probably more than 5 years (and I'm guessing around 9-10) based on a wiring certificate we have. We've been here for 3 years. No way of contacting previous owners.

I've looked online for current kitchen stores and can't find a match (I've got a colour match but not a style match).

Where do I go from here?
we all know exactley where we go from here...........

new kitchen, bet the sister in law has just had one of the too. bet they even drew the battle lines up togther:

sil: cant believe you havnt got a new kicthen yet, ours is lovely
wife: i know but hes so tight what can i do?
sil: say u want a built in dishwasher and then they wont be able to match it, thats what deirdrie did down the WI
wife: thats a good idea but he'll just get on his forums and ask them pesky losers who wash the cars with 2 buckets (?) and they always help
sil: even better that you suggest this and then when he cant find one and his friends cant help theres only one solution - new kicthen! Ha
wife: your so clever sis, cant understand why youve been deivorced. twice


ps, try howdens when you get your new one. keep everything off the peg for a fair few years afterwards. even worth getting a spare door and draw - thats what i did. be no new kitchens for me
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we all know exactley where we go from here...........

new kitchen, bet the sister in law has just had one of the too. bet they even drew the battle lines up togther
That'd be funny if it wasn't so scarily accurate. Missus has decided to get new matching doors (for the whole kitchen) and if we can't do that, then let's just get a new kitchen.

And yes, SIL had a new kitchen with the oven integrated into cupboards so they're higher up. Not like our crappy integrated oven where you have to bend down to get anything out.
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