Starmark Inset or Omega Dynasty Overlay

christine11999May 7, 2014

Hi everyone, I'm starting my kitchen renovation and need to decide between Starmark Inset and Omega Dynasty overlay. Both painted white. The Omega Dynasty will save me about 15% but I'm not sure if that's worth it when we are spending so much on the renovation. I'm new to this site and kitchen renovations so any advice is appreciated!

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Sophie Wheeler

Why are you not comparing apples to apples with Dynasty inset?? Comparing dissimilar quotes doesn't help you at all. Which KD do you work best with? That counts for a LOT.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 7:34AM
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Sophie Wheeler

Bumping up to take place of dupe thread posted.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 11:22PM
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Hi holly springs. The Omega dynasty inset cabinets are comparable in price to the starmark but the drawer front is changed to a flat panel. I'm not a huge fan of that look so I ruled that out as an option.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 5:22AM
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christine11999, if you have any questions about StarMark inset cabinetry that will make it easier to make a decision, I'd be happy to try and answer them. It's a quality product with many features. Inset is a unique look, it would be hard to give it up if that's your wish for your kitchen.

If you wish, reach me at

Jenn at StarMark

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 2:05PM
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I would go for the inset. I don't like the gaps between the cabinet face and the door. I had a fly wriggling through the gap into my cabinet the other day! It also keeps dust out. Next time I will get partial or full inset. The insets are beautiful and not something you see all the time.

If you go overlay, also be careful that there is an adequate counter overhang allowance to protect your cabinets from drip damage. They use the box measurements of the cabinetry to calculate overhang without considering the door, but the door plus gap takes up a good inch of that overhang. You can end up with flush. I have had cabinets that were ruined over the years from that arrangement.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 2:22PM
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