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RE: Kitchen cabinet manufacturers (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: gary1227 on 04.30.2009 at 06:59 pm in Kitchens Forum

We just installed Durasupreme cabinets in our kitchen. The quality of the cabinets were top notch. The company is located in Minnesota. We did our kitchen in Knotty Alder and distressed black maple painted. Price wise the DuraSupreme were mid-priced, higher than Kraftmaid but less then Brookhaven. We bought from a local independ tly owned KD that did a great job for us.

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RE: Kitchen cabinet manufacturers (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: shapco on 04.30.2009 at 02:18 pm in Kitchens Forum

Colls,

When I was researching cabinets, I found that several of the cabinet brands are owned by the same parent company. For example, the parent company of Omega/Dynasty is MasterBrands that also produces Kemper, Schrock, KitchenCraft, etc. To complicate life even more, sometimes there is no apparent difference between brands. Kemper and Schrock essentially offer the same cabinet styles with different names. As one salesperson stated to me when I asked about the differences between Kemper and Schrock, "they come out of different doors at the same factory."

We initially looked at stock cabinets, but at the suggestion of a friend, we looked at custom cabinets and actually found that they were less expensive (and better made).

Lastly, I think it's great that you want to go with a green product. For any of the cabinets that you are looking at, you may want to check out the company's website to see what information they post about their environmental performance.

Good luck!

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RE: Kitchen cabinet manufacturers (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: erikanh on 04.30.2009 at 02:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

Cabico is a quality cabinet company with reasonable prices, but they are in Canada. They do offer a formaldehyde-free product, but I was told it was an upcharge. I looked at Candlelight cabinets too, but I didn't care for their painted finish, and I don't think they offer a formaldehyde-free product. I ended up going with Crown Point, which was only a little more expensive than Cabico due to some terrific promotions they were offering. Their product is low-formaldehyde/VOC but not formaldehyde free yet.

Have you looked into any smaller custom cabinetry shops? You may be able to find a local cabinetmaker who can give you a lower price than many of the large companies. I know of one small shop near me in Massachusetts that uses formaldehyde-free plywood.

Good luck!

Erika

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