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National Cabinet Rankings and what to look for when comparing cabinetry lines.

2021 update to kitchen cabinet buying guide

Below is our simple list of the top 10 things to do when you are buying cabinets for a new kitchen.

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Made in the USA. Is it always smart to buy American cabinetry?

The simple answer is yes. The most reliable and the best value for kitchen cabinets are all American owned companies. However the best value at the lower price points in cabinetry will be US companies assembling cabinetry in the United States but having their cabinet doors and drawer fronts made in other countries.

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Kitchen Cabinet ratings for 2021. Reviews for the top selling cabinet brands.

Below is our comprehensive list of the top selling cabinet manufacturers in the United States and how they rank for construction quality and for value considering the price point of each cabinet line. Price point is rated from 1 to 6 with 6 being the most expensive custom cabinetry on the market.

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Main Line Kitchen Design compares Kitchen Cabinetry Brands Circa 2015  Note: Several of the brands mentioned here have as of 2019 upgraded their cabinet construction. For example Yorktowne now offers excellent construction.    . There are two basic ways cabinetry is made. Cabinets can be Framed Construction or Frameless Construction also called European or Easy […]

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And some of their quality rivals US-made kitchen cabinets, Japanese and then Korean cars were at first considered to be of lesser quality than American automobiles. Eventually, many consumers considered them to be of equal quality and a good value. Chinese cabinetry may be on the same type path. . Main Line Kitchen Design carries […]

Lafayette Hill, PA Bishop Kitchen

We Discuss Kitchen Cabinet Quality Between Small & Larger Kitchen Design Shops When most kitchen designers talk about custom cabinets, they are referring to cabinetry made in large production facilities with the ability to custom make individual cabinetry pieces and to modify cabinetry as desired.  These large custom cabinetry plants are fine furniture manufacturers able […]

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With Kitchen Cabinets, There’s No Reason To Sacrifice Affordability for Quality Many of our customers are using www.houzz.com and http://pinterest.com to show us the cabinetry and  floor plans they like. . Houzz.com has a wonderful collection of photos of every type and style of kitchen.   And, thousands of new photos are being added  to this massive collection, daily.  Pinterest.com […]

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Learn About The Many Benefits of Shaker Door Styles The most popular door style in the Delaware Valley is, by far, a Shaker door style. And, for several reasons. Also called “Arts and Crafts” a Shaker door style is so popular because depending on the counter-tops, hardware and fixtures it is used with, it is […]

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Get Inset Cabinet Doors At No Extra Cost Main Line Kitchen Design is now offering inset cabinet doors for the same price as full overlay doors through Jim Bishop Cabinetry.  Above is just one of the six inset doors available from Bishop Cabinets. All available wood species including Cherry, Rustic Cherry, Oak, Rustic Oak, Maple, […]

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Recalling a time when the cabinet industry was less transparent. Note:  Since posting this blog in 2011 many of the Masterbrands cabinet lines have switched from 3/8″ sides to half inch sides. Possibly due to better consumer awareness. Instead of removing or editing the blog I am keeping it posted as it was to mark […]


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