Speak to Spiros. Walking into Knossos Cabinetry is a like walking into many stores in New York, it is quiet, not too busy and you may need to ask for help. One wonders how the revolution in our service economy still has failed to stir the heart of our fair city. Maybe that's what The Container Store is for. Nevertheless, Knossos is a great resource for mid priced cabinetry in the Big Apple.
While the dusty displays may put you off, if you speak to Spiros, he will tell you that he can build whatever you want. And he isn't kidding. If you have a clear idea of what you want - or even a photograph of what you want - Spiros will sit you down and begin drawing (pencil and paper), asking you all along exactly how you want it. He is patient. You will get the feeling that you can trust this process.
When you have a rough design and Spiros knows your measurements (no pun intended), he will be able to quote you an estimated price. Give him a deposit, and he will show up at your apartment, measure and produce an exact drawing on autocad for you to review before moving forward. Easy.
If you need built in shelves, radiator covers or cabinets, Knossos will do a good job in 3-4 weeks at a reasonable price. They ain't cheap, and they ain't expensive. For this, you should be careful to watch them like a hawk and make sure everything is totally clear. If there are any problems with the finished product, they will fix it, but you should contact them right away. Don't be shy. They will do a great job if you do.
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(ReEdited from 2004-8-12 - Rebecca B)