The scoop on cabinetry
Cabinetry today is
better than ever. The quality of the finishes are superb. The hardware
is exceptional. For the most part, it is safe to select cabinetry based
on the style and price range you are comfortable with. Years ago, it was
very important to pay attention to the brand of cabinetry. Finish
qualities and hardware systems varied greatly. That is not the case
today. The luxury end cabinet lines are often overbuilt and you pay for
unimportant features. Think about the features offered and convert them
into benefits for you.
Custom verses Stock
cabinetry or Semi custom cabinetry
Custom cabinetry is
generally a luxury. Keep in mind, the cost is significant and a good
designer can often give you a similar look with semi-custom cabinetry.
Stock cabinetry will be the least expensive, as it is generally
warehoused. Your designer should assist you in selecting the right type
of cabinetry for you.
This is what I have discovered
over the past 10 years or so. The Semi Custom cabinetry lines are built
as good (for the most part) as the factory made custom cabinets. I
believe this is where you get the most bang for the buck. If you can
find a style and finish you like in a semi-custom cabinet, that is what
I would recommend.
A discussion on locally made
custom cabinetry. Most local shops do not have the ability to provide a
catalytic or conversion varnish. In my opinion, that is critical. An
accidental swipe with a mild solvent on locally made cabinetry may
remove the finish. Catalytic or conversion varnishes are solvent proof.
Do check, if you are considering local cabinetry, to see what kind of
finish they use.
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