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Kitchen cabinet selection

We're getting ready to meet with our contractors kitchen designer. He has recommended a brand of cabinets that I'm not familiar with and I'm finding lots of confusing info regarding the quality of different brands of kitchen cabinets.
We are replacing 10 y/o Kraft Maid mid grade cabinets. The brand recommended by my contractor is Wolf. Internet info is all over the place - either they are great or they are crap. Has anyone any experience with this brand of cabinets?
 
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As with numerous other kinds of products from automobiles to booz, brands come in many levels of quality. A Chevy Sonic will disappoint someone looking for a Corvette. Likewise Wolf has 4-5 (depending on how you split them) levels of cabinetry. Builder's Mark is "budget friendly" - if you know what that means.
 
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If you were happy with Kraft Maid, stick with it. You already know what the quality is like. We have Kraft Maid and they are very good quality.
 
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We are replacing 10 y/o Kraft Maid mid grade cabinets.
Replacing because?

There are so many manufactures out there, I believe Kraft Maid is more on the economy side but not saying there is anything wrong with that.

You just have to spend some time looking at the construction and features.

I just bought 2 wall cabinets and trim for our den (Homecrest), $600, cant believe how much cabinets sell for!
 
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Because the house burned downed.
 
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spend some time looking at the construction and features.
That's it in a nutshell, I'd be more concerned with how they are constructed and what type of material [not just the fronts] is used than the brand name.
 
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As Norm said we had a house fire. As for Kraft Maid being "economy" cabinets that's not the case. It depends what line you buy. I paid $7K for the Kraft Maid cabinets that we had 10 years ago (in a relatively small kitchen) and I installed them myself.

I think I need to pin down my contractor because he's probably thinking "builder's grade" and we want a little more quality.
 
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We visited a kitchen and bath showroom a couple of days ago looking at bathroom vanities. We saw one 60" double vanity w/quartz top for $5500. It was on sale!
 
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You and your contractor need to visit his cabinet supplier together. Specify the quality you want and have him quote your price accordingly.
 
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We visited a kitchen and bath showroom a couple of days ago looking at bathroom vanities. We saw one 60" double vanity w/quartz top for $5500. It was on sale!
You and your contractor need to visit his cabinet supplier together. Specify the quality you want and have him quote your price accordingly.
cwbuff, I agree with Wirepuller38 (second quote) and would go beyond it. Don't concern yourself initially about things like styles and finishes. Go through cabinetry with your contractor, compare cabinets and come to understand the differences between levels of quality in cabinets. Also, look at features like drawer styles, many of which can be very pricey. Then, come up with a combination of styles / finishes, quality level, and features that give you what you want for the money you want to spend.
 
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