Home Depot vs. Custom Cabinets
Hello, I'm mostly a lurker but I wanted to post my experience with cabinetry prices for a medium to large size kitchen. I drafted out my ideas roughly and sent them to a custom local shop and at around the same time, had a HD kitchen designer give me a rough quote for the same space. Here are the numbers:
Home Depot: $58k and the design has alot of filler - Decora line (which was the only line that could get some of the options I wanted)
Custom (well respected) Cabs: $29-35k depending on how many bells and whistles (arched bases, corbels, etc.). And I get inset cabinets. Which I'd never heard of before GW and now can't seem to live without. ;)
The Home Depot kitchen designer, although very nice, took more than 5 weeks to provide a quote. The custom guy took less than 24 hours.
HD has alot of sales and specials that could bring that price down, but I was still surprised by the incredible range of pricing for the same cabinet (all cabinet details e.g. soft close drawers, wood type, were exactly the same.
In our area at least, it's worth giving a local company a shot at your kitchen! Has anyone had a similar experience? Or do I need to be wary that the custom guy is giving me a great up front quote and then won't be able to follow through?