Guest Review: Transforming Your Kitchen with Stock Cabinetry

Transforming Your Kitchen with Stock Cabinetry: Design, Select, and Install for a Custom Look at the Right Price

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: October 2010
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Format: Paperback , 160pp
  • Sales Rank: 423,636


Make Your Dream Kitchen an Affordable Reality
Creating the kitchen of your dreams does not have to involve custom-made cabinetry and a budget-busting price tag. Cabinet and furniture maker Jonathan Benson shows you how to transform your kitchen by less for using money-saving stock cabinetry and a well-thought-out plan.
Benson takes you through the planning process that will help you create a kitchen space that meets the needs of all members of your family. With extensive input from his wife, Sherry, a former executive chef and restaurant owner, Benson shows you that working as a team can make a kitchen remodeling effort go smoothly, even when opinions differ.
Transforming Your Kitchen with Stock Cabinetry will teach you with what you need to know before going cabinet shopping, how to live in a construction zone, and the pros and cons of various countertop materials. The Bensons put you right in the heart of a remodeling project, which happens to be their kitchen, and guide you through the process to dream kitchen success.

David’s Thoughts

If you’re looking to redo your kitchen anytime soon, I’d recommend reading this book first.  It covers everything from layout to cabinet selection to tearing out old cabinets to having a finished kitchen.  Written by a husband and wife team, he’s a cabinet maker and general contractor and she’s an executive chef, it goes into just as much detail explaining why location of appliances is important as it does which cabinet to install first.  While an experienced contractor may not find anything new in the book, it’s great for a do-it-your-selfer.  I have redone several kitchens and had to learn most of the information in this book the hard way.  It’s easy to understand and filled with pictures showing the step-by-step process as the authors completely redesign their own kitchen.  If you’re worried about the high cost normally involved with a complete kitchen makeover, read this book and you’ll find out it may not be as expensive as you fear.  This book will definitely get a lot of use at my house.