Question about painted vs. stained
We are going to meet with the cabinet designer tomorrow from Aristocraft which is the company our builder uses (this is a semi-custom build). Anyway, I want a white shaker, but the cabinet guy called and told me it would be a $5,000 upgrade to do painted cabinets vs. stained. These are maple cabinets. Does this seem normal? I would think that painting would be just as much work as staining? Maybe I just don't know anything about cabinets.