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Buyer’s Guides for Kitchen Designers

Top Things to Consider When Choosing a Stock, Semi-Custom and/or Custom Cabinet Line for Your Business

Buyer's Guide for Kitchen Designers

My goal for creating these Buyer’s Guides for Kitchen Designers is to get you thinking beyond price, door style options, finish options, product options and lead times. I know they are important. 

But there is another level that needs just as much consideration – VALUE.

I created these Guides to help you understand and appreciate value as it applies to your relationships with cabinet manufacturers. I want you to understand value and not use price as your primary filter when selecting a cabinet manufacturer.  The ability to recognize value will help you evaluate manufacturers and ultimately select the best supplier for your cabinet needs.

The information in these Guides is the result of my 23 years in the kitchen cabinet industry. Especially from 18 years of selling to the dealer/designer market. 

If you are an owner-operator, single store owner, smaller multi-employee showroom (5 or less employees), or sourcing a new price point of cabinets, you will gain new confidence and insight in making the best decision for your business from our Guides.

Stock Cabinets

Stock cabinets are the least expensive option when compared to semi-custom and custom. They also have the least number of options for door styles, wood species, finishes and cabinet sizes.

Semi-custom Cabinets

A semi-custom cabinet line will give you a better finish, more color, wood and door choices, more cabinet modifications and interior accessories than you can get in a stock line. And possibly greater pride of ownership because cabinets are made in the United States.

Custom Cabinetry

Custom cabinetry is the most expensive when compared to stock and semi-custom lines. However, every aspect of the cabinet construction and finish is superior to the others: better finish quality and more colors, more wood selection -- including rustics, unlimited modifications, any door style you can imagine.

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