The D.R. Dimes Difference
Design. Douglas P. Dimes handles all aspects of design personally insuring you’ll always get a DRDIMES kitchen through and through. Each project is unique requiring a thorough understanding of the client’s vision of a dream kitchen. In almost every case clients become close friends
Bottom line Pricing. Unlike many kitchen makers with DRDIMES there are no options. There are no upgrades. The price is derived from the volume of cabinets based on the different types of cabinets in the design and the choice of wood. Once the price is agreed upon that is the price. As long as the design stays within the original footprint you can have whatever you want.
Why Bottom line pricing? Having to make a cost /benefit analysis on all sorts of choices like hardware or whether or not to have rollouts is a barrier to arriving at the optimal finished design. Our theory is if we only make the very best, how can there be an upgrade. With some companies these extras can add as much as 25-35% to the original price. Having confidence in the price helps to make the creative process fun and stress free.
The woodworking. For us the woodworking is the easy part. Known as one of the great furniture makers in the country, DRDIMES is over qualified to make quality cabinetry. All out frames are made with precise mortise and tenon joinery. Naturally the drawers are dovetailed. Mr. Dimes has often said, “We can make anything any kitchen cabinet maker can make, but the reverse is not even close to true”.
Engineering. The part of design rarely considered is the underlying Engineering. Our aim is create each kitchen in as few pieces as possible. The limitations are, can the box be moved and can we get it into the house? We have no specific box sizes. There are no 18”, 24” or 30” standard box sizes and there are certainly no filler boxes. The result is cleaner appearance and a vastly simplified installation.
Wood. Many of our clients have come to us specifically because they love tiger maple which we are famous for. We can, however, work with any wood including reclaimed wood. Reclaimed wood requires a high level of understanding and attention to detail. Being able to sort the wood out and use the best pieces in the focal points of the kitchen are paramount. Our craftsmen are experienced at that very skill.
Finish. Finish can make or break a project. We can do all manner of finishes depending on the client and the architecture. Some require a more primitive look while other want a very refined and precise finish. We always use the client’s vision to guide us. In any case we have an elegant solution for virtually any project.