Comparison of Frameless Cabinet Options in Alaska
I've been researching frameless options available locally, especially given "our" IKEA is 3500 miles away. I know nothing about any of these companies, though I am reading their specs/options/materials and plan to get some estimates.
There are just some really experienced folks here, some in the industry, and so I thought I would see if anyone can help me sort through this for good value, quality frameless cabinets at various price points.
So far, I have found dealers for the following:
1 - PCS Professional Cabinet Solutions: They have 3 lines, running from the cheat Signature with metal boxes which is considered standard, the Artisan line with dovetailed 5/8" hardwood boxes, full extension and soft glide and the Fusion line, which is their top of the line and has IKEA metal-like boxes.
The wall cabinets have a white laminate interior and the bottoms has pine, which I am not crazy about. Although my uppers will be white, so I guess that works.
2 - Canyon Creek Katana Line: The designer called this an upgrade from PCS. Katana has 5/8" particleboard boxes. Interior finish is white melamine. (Again, not crazy about that) Standard 3" increments, so not customizable.
There is another frameless line by Canyon Creek called MiIllenia, and it had almost unlimited options. It seems fully customizable, given you can change the depth, height and width to 1/4" increments. Somehow, though, I am doubting Katana has as many options. And, so far I have not found a local dealer for Millenia.
(I met the KD for the first 2 options yesterday. I really, really like her. She designed the kitchen I posted within the past few days on my spinning thread. There's a $500 fee to work with her for materials/design. I get the designs and if I buy from her, the $500 is applied to my cabinet order)
3 - Innermost: Available through Home Depot. They seem to have a fair amount of options. However, I can not find any spec sheets anywhere on their website, which makes me a little leery. I need to go in there myself very soon and check it out. I do like that their standard depth for uppers is 13".
4 - Bellmont 1600/1900 Series: There are 2 local dealers. I met one of the KD's and I did not like her. I don't want to work with her. I have a call into the other option, which is a construction company. Trying to get sample doors for them and see their whites. No luck so far.
Obviously, we want to buy smart. That does mean saving where we can. However, we do have a very tricky situation here because of our short ceilings and the fact that we installed the BS window prior to designing the kitchen. That means everything is going to have to fit together like a glove, both on the lowers and the uppers. It does relieve stress to consider going with options that would allow us to adjust the height of the lowers/uppers if we need to to fit itall together seamlessly.
I'm interested in anyone's feedback re: brands to steer away from, lines that are endorsed and anything else you can think of.
Also, If anyone is aware of other recommended frameless options they are likely to have in Anchorage, AK, I'd love to hear about it as I am kind of shooting blind here.
Thanks so much!