Deciding between cabinet quotes
Well, we have decided to tear out our old laminate cabinets and tile countertops and update our kitchen. We had several people come over and give us estimates and have worked it down to two; one slightly more expensive than the other.
One is a quote for custom cabinets using hard maple, solid wood doors, boxes in 3/4 plywood, and plywood center panels. The other quote is for stock cabinets in birch, solid wood doors, boxes in 1/2 plywood, and mdf center panels. These, of course, are just the highlights. I am not able verify every single detail yet.
The cabinets will be painted in white.
The stock birch quote is 2k lower than custom. Budget does matter but both are withing our range. I have investigated both companies and they receive high marks and have no issues with the BBB.
So, is this a slam dunk for the stock cabs? From the spec, the custom cabs appear to be a bit nicer but will it matter, especially with painted cabs? Does having young children, who bangs things around make a difference?
What say everyone?