What is the difference between...
.... "paint-grade"(white or cream) cabinets from a local contractor and "factory-finished" painted cabinets from a big retailer (like Kraftmaid/Schuler etc), in terms of:
quality of finish
durability and need for repainting down the road
type of wood and how it holds up to the usual kitchen environment ( a friend told me that paint grade cabs are usually alder)
ease of maintenance ( does one get dirty quicker than the other) including any needed DIY touch-ups
price difference ( hundreds/thousands)
or anything else I may have left out?
I'm still hankering after maple for my cabs.
Thanks, all! :-)