Design by a "friend" and Armstrong cabinets
My kitchen is being designed by a "friend" that has a kitchen/bath business and I am starting to question some of the recommendations he made. I am not thrilled with his plan so far as it seems like he did not pay attention to some details like the depth of the fridge and accessibility to it. I am not comfortable with the plan so I am thinking going to maybe Lowes to get help with the layout to feel more comfortable and to also check the prices of cabinets.
The cabinets he is recommending are Armstrong - I did not want Chinese made and he said Armstrong is a decent quality with a good price point. I did not find postings about that brand on GW - plenty posting on flooring but not cabinets. Are they good cabinets?
I posted the plan here http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0119524529745.html
I thought I would just go with my friend's recommendations since he said he will give me a discounted price but now I'm thinking I should check other places to make sure that I am making right decision - or am I over analyzing it already. I want a nice functional kitchen for a decent price but also want to stay "friends" with my KD.