Kitchen Cabinets: How to compare Starmark, Koch, Crystal??
We are building our house and finally down to the kitchen and bathroom cabinets. We've had a design done with specific cabinets and sizes called out. That way, I think we are better at recieving "like for like" comparo bids.
These are fairly loaded up with options as the house is considered to be fairly high end.
Full Extension drawers
Soft close on everything
Stain with glaze
Tax and Installation
The bids we've recieved vary pretty dramatically, but I don't know where each of them fall on the quality built arena. The only one I can really see for fit and finish quality was the Crystal Encore/Keyline cabinets.
Crystal Keyline (Inset) - $42,000
Shilo (Inset) - $40,700
Quality wise, I don't really know how the Starmark/Koch/Crystal line up?!?
In our existing house we have fairly new (4 years old) Woodland cabinets with particle board boxes, glazing, softclose, etc. What I don't like are some of the pull-outs are cheap and falling apart, some of the staining is wearing off on high traffic doors/drawers, etc.
I don't want to get the same quality problems on the new house.
Any advice or guidence on this?
Because the Starmark is so much cheaper, we're going to go and look at them again today.....