Let us help you decide which kitchen cabinet brand is best for you
“Which kitchen cabinet line is best?” and “What brand of kitchen cabinets do you recommend?” are the most frequently asked questions on our blog. The answer depends on several factors, including budget, speed of cabinet delivery, and cabinet life.
Every cabinet line is trying to fill a specific niche in the cabinet market.
About half of them are trying to compete for contractors and builders business. These cabinet makers, and the builders they sell, tend to rank quality of construction over finish, style, and availability. So if cabinet durability is your priority, avoid these brands.
The reason for this is that their liability to the seller only lasts 12 months, so builders and home remodelers have less incentive to pay even the slightest upgrade for a well-made cabinet. The use of the lowest quality cabinet construction by expensive home builders like Toll Brothers is a good example of how little home builders value cabinet construction.
Cabinet manufacturers that produce cabinets for the homeowner market build their cabinets well. Or offer an upgrade to an acceptable standard.
Below are the high quality construction standards for main line kitchen design.
- Face frame made from 1 1/2″ x 3/4″ thick hardwood.
- 1/2″ plywood sides, bottom, top and 3/4″ plywood shelves.
- Solid wood 3/4″ hanging rail or 1/2″ plywood back. A 3/8″ back is fine, but not preferred.
- Ibeam construction and wooded corner blocks are better than plastic corner blocks.
- Solid wood dovetail drawer Blumotion tracks, and soft-close doors are a must.
It’s amazing how many expensive cabinets don’t meet these construction minimums.
On the other hand, once these standards are met, the cabinet should last a lifetime, so there is little benefit to paying for cabinets that exceed the standards. , the cheapest cabinet line with custom features.
Homeowners and kitchen designers must balance the cost of using different cabinet lines and how well those lines meet their design and finish preferences.
It’s not uncommon for small compromises to save a significant amount of money. For example, the most expensive cabinet lines are priced higher because they can be customized and have unusual finishes. This means that if you don’t want cabinet customization or want a solid paint finish, you might pay for the availability of features you don’t choose. Finishes, glazes and paints that show brushstrokes, are features only available on more expensive cabinets. not.
Homeowners who don’t opt for these features will work just as well in the less expensive cabinet line As long as the ordered cabinet meets the recommended minimum requirements.
Main Line Kitchen Designs sells seven cabinet lines, all seven of which meet the requirements to be considered well-made. The six major cabinet brands handled by Main Line Kitchen Design are:
Cubitac, Fabuwood, Timberlake, Bishop, Brighton and the custom line Wellsford.
We chose these lines because they are all well constructed and offer more customization than comparable lines in their price range. It will be of great value.
Which line do you prefer?
Of course, the most expensive fully custom Wellsford. Can your customers tell the difference between Wellsford and the cheapest Fabuwood? Surprisingly, in most cases they can’t. So the extra money spent on upgrading to a more expensive cabinet line is often overlooked.
On the other hand, almost all our customers like and recognize well-designed kitchens when we show them. Most of the designs that designers in home improvement stores and other dealerships see are poor, so a homeowner would rather have a good kitchen than spend time trying to decide “which cabinet line is best.” should concentrate on finding the
Note that European frameless cabinets are in a class of their own.
No frameless cabinet meets the minimum configuration requirements for a well-made cabinet. However, contemporary and modern door styles look much better with very narrow gaps between frameless doors and drawer fronts. The only reason to buy a lower quality frameless construction is if you want a contemporary door style. Bishop, Fabuwood, and Wellsford of Main Line Kitchen Design all make 3/4-inch-sided plywood frameless cabinets. The best way to make European cabinets.
90% of Main Line Kitchen Design’s customers are homeowners, so quality in kitchen design and cabinet construction is paramount. We only offer our customers a cabinet line that offers the best quality at the best price.
Below is a blog that ranks the top 100 cabinet brands.
2022 Cabinet Review | Kitchen Cabinet Brand Ratings (mainlinekitchendesign.com)
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