Cabinet Dilemma - Advise Welcomed
That is-- Advice Welcomed
Long-time lurker but first post.
Renovating 12x18 kitchen with small center island. 25 total cabinets.
Cabinets will be cherry with plywood construction.
We have excellent quotes on Starmark and Ultracraft from a large discount operation here in NJ. They have been excellent in the quote process and their quotes are far below other dealers. Installation would either be 3rd party through them or our GC, who is an experienced cabinet installer.
We have quotes somewhat higher from an independent KD firm with an excellent reputation, their own in house installers, and who has demonstrated great knowledge and has been very helpful.
The KD quoted Hanssem and Touchstone. The Touchstone is about $2500 more than the Hanssem. They are a large Hanssem dealer and are definitely pressing for Hanssem. The reviews on this site have been less-than-stellar and I am suspect of Hanssem.
I can also find very little information about Touchstone. The construction seems better than the Hanssem and from what we could tell, the finish seems better.
We really prefer a frameless cabinet yet the Starmark seems to be well built and nicely finished. And it is the lowest of the 4 quotes.
By the way, we are still awaiting quote on Brookhaven, but the dealer gave us very high quotes on Dynasty and Ultramark (their quote was 25% higher than the discount outfit) so not optimistic BH would be in the running.
We like the KD but are uncertain of Hanssem and Touchstone.
Need to make a decision in the next couple of weeks.
Appreciate any replies to the thread...
This post was edited by nsoltz on Thu, Jan 23, 14 at 23:14