We have a bungalow built in 1930 and finally after a couple of hiccups will be going ahead with the kitchen remodel. Just off the kitchen is a "room" about 4' x 8' which may have at one time been an "old fashioned pantry" and I would like to turn it back into that. Right now it holds the refrigerator, a cabinet which will go and some functional but unattractive Home Depot type of shelving with metal brackets.
Pantries can be fancy but this one is going to be very simple, in fact all I want is open shelving, maybe 5 shelves from top to bottom, most of the way around, BUT (and this is the part I can't seem to get anyone to understand) I want them to be made out wood and with wooden brackets AND I want it to look nice, not like a closet. Here's one I just found on pinterest. This gives you an idea; ours of course will be the shelves only, not the cupboards.
People I've talked to give me blank looks and act like I'm asking for roses to bloom in December. Then they try to talk us into something else that we don't want (such as vinyl shelves or wire shelves). Please tell me, is what we are wanting too much? Is this a difficult project? I admit neither of us have much experience in the kitchen remodeling field so maybe this isn't done anymore. Is this considered custom work for the pro and therefore cost prohibitive? We went to Lowe's today looking at lumber to see if they even sell boards in this size. Most of what we saw was thicker and too heavy. I'm thinking we want 1/2" thick and what we saw was 1.5".
You pros reading this please enlighten me as to why we seem to have a problem finding someone who can do this. Are there any easy alternatives that we should be looking at? Our goal is to have it look as it might have at the time the house was built, but of course staying within the budget.