White painted cabs cracking at 1 year - what to do?
Last feb we had our kitchen renovated and a friend/business associate of my husband's builds home and kitchens and we had him do our kitchen, rather than going to Ikea or similar. We were sold on the quality of a custom kitchen.
Fast forward 1 year later and our quality kitchen is falling apart.
i could only upload 1 pic, but it shows what i am talking about. They are white shaker in a apparently a laquer paint. The outside is wood, the panel is mdf. We live in Canada so there is a hot/cold flux, and i'm aware that the wood would expand and contract. However the majority of the seams between panel and wood surround are cracking and there are also lines appearing vertically from where the panels are glued together (if you know what i mean).
So my question is if this is normal with a painted wood cabinet? We have only had old school paint before in an older home, never laquer. I have already had him repair one cabinet that chipped. How do i broach the subject with a friend about shoddy workmanship. My husband wants me to just leave it, but it's not in my nature. Am i over reacting?