My wife and I just bought our first home in the Hollywood Hills. We bought it knowing the kitchen desperately needed a remodel. I had heard great things about IKEA's Kitchen cabinetry, so I went into my local IKEA store. The function, organization features, and availability were amazing, but the doors they offered were not quite the look my wife and I were looking for. I did some research and found SemiHandmade. This looked like the perfect solution. I called them right away, and to my surprise found out they had just opened a new showroom in Burbank. I went in right away, and spoke with John. He explained the process, showed me the doors they offered, and I was hooked. We ordered right away, and within about 7-8 weeks we had a beautiful custom bamboo kitchen that has made all of our friends and family jealous. My wife now has her dream kitchen, in our new home. I am so thankful for SemiHandmade. I could not have done it without them.
We live in Rhode Island so we were a little concerned about possible damage from shipping all this cross country. What we received was 1100lbs of stunning, meticulously packaged bamboo doors, end panels, toe kicks, and some custom cabinets. There was not one broken, missing or damaged piece. Unbelievable attention to detail and his customer support was excellent. One year out we are enjoying our amazing kitchen. We are glad we made the decision to work with John. His process was smooth and we felt completely supported. Between phone calls and emails nothing was left to chance. We would absolutely recommend John and would also be glad to speak with future clients looking to work with Semihandmade.
John's experience with IKEA cabinets made it easy in adjusting the design when updates were made, and after some back and forth the order was placed for rift-sawn walnut doors, drawer fronts and panels. These beautiful doors and panels, in combination with a small number of IKEA Abstrakt doors, made for combination that was truly incredible - the kitchen looks amazing and we're always getting compliments from friends and family. I highly recommend John and Semihandmade to anyone looking for a custom kitchen cabinet facing solution, for a fraction of the price! I'd also like to mention that Semihandmade can also provide a custom bath and closet facing solution as well.
I couldn't be more happy with my choice to use Semihandmade for my kitchen and bathrooms. John was a pleasure to work with, helped on design decisions, and provides an exceptional product at an incredible price. I would highly recommend Semihandmade to anyone.
My wife and I wanted to create a unique look for our bathroom and love the look of high-end wood cabinetry. In researching our options, we came across Semihandmade’s unique approach and materials. As DIY-ers, having the combination of IKEA cabinetry with beautiful, high-end faces was exactly what we were looking for — and the process could not have been easier. John is great to work with, understands the materials very well, and provided great suggestions. He was even able to make us a custom set of sliding doors to match the wood cabinetry — absolutely beautiful and truly one-of-a-kind!
We are very impressed with the product and the process of getting it into Canada was much easier than expected. Shipping was set up by Semihandmade, and we used a broker that was always responsive and on top of things. After that, I just tracked the shipment and it was smooth sailing. Everything arrived very nicely packed, so no damage. We didn't install this ourselves, we had a contractor do it because we needed some cutting, etc. that we just weren't able to do to our satisfaction. I asked the contractor what the product was like and he said it was exactly as advertised - everything fit where it needed to fit and acted as an Ikea product (albeit super stylish). He was relieved because he didn't need to creatively modify. He also commented on the fantastic quality.
My wife and I are exceptionally happy with our kitchen! We have the value of an IKEA kitchen with the look and feel of a custom kitchen. Everyone from Semihandmade was patient throughout the kitchen design process, willing to make all the changes we requested throughout the project. The craftsmanship of the fronts is top-notch and we especially love the way the wood flows continuously throughout the kitchen. Semi-handmade also did a great job with the installation. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anybody doing a kitchen remodel.
I wanted IKEA cabinets, didn’t like any of their doors for my mid-century design, concluded that custom cabinets were way beyond my budget, and then (not a moment too soon) my contractor remembered meeting the Semihandmade team at the Dwell on Design Show. They were a dream to work with; I sent them drawings, bought my IKEA bases, and within a few weeks, everything was delivered (on time, on budget). My picky contractor was impressed with the tolerances and I continue to marvel at how the grains match from door to door. I am thrilled; the cabinets are a stunning feature of my mid-century modern Palm Springs getaway.
Living in New York City, I had endless options for local craftsmen, but none had the attractive, simple and intelligently designed cabinets that I found on Semihandmade’s website. The cabinet doors and panels arrived within the time they estimated (carefully packaged to arrive without any damage) and they were far nicer than I could have imagined. The finish is high quality, smooth and gorgeous, with adjacent panels having matching wood grain patterns. The fit was perfect, making a fast and easy installation. Thank you, Semihandmade!