We are building our first new house. It is currently still in design phase, but we should start construction next spring.
I have looked at cabinets in homestores and they seem OK to me – when the higher quality manufacturers are viewed. The quality appears good. The materials and finishing same. The options seem to be extensive.
My builder says that I will notice a significant quality improvement between manufactured cabinets, and custom cabinets made by a dedicated cabinetmaker. My builder says that manufactured cabinets cannot get close to the quality of a cabinetmaker, and … when you consider installation costs for the manufactured cabinets, the pricing is not dramatically off.
What’s your opinion? Where do I look to SEE a difference in quality? Do you think that custom built cabinets will cost about the same amount of money as some of the higher-quality manufactured cabinets? Do you think that the manufactured cabinets are ‘junk’ even if they look good to me?
Thanks, Martin Petersen