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Posted December 6, 2017 by pmcalary

With more than 20,000 visitors a month to the Main Line Kitchen Design website we get asked nearly everyday to design and sell cabinetry outside our service area. Normally we don’t design and sell kitchens further than a 2 hour drive from our offices outside of Philadelphia. We believe that to design great kitchens and provide good customer service a dealer needs to measure a project, meet with customers face to face, and be readily available to assist if problems arise.


As a service to people not close enough to work with us we have begun to compile a list of recommended dealers. These are kitchen designers and cabinet dealers outside our service area that appear to meet our criteria for being good designers and seem to offer quality cabinet lines at competitive prices.

Here is how we selected the companies we are recommending. First our designers looked over the projects of potential dealers to make sure that their projects didn’t have major mistakes in them. This is actually harder than one might think. For example it took Paul and Stacia 45 minutes to find just one dealer in Los Angeles without blatant design errors on their Houzz page.

Once we found that a company met our minimum design standards and received good on line reviews on Houzz, Google, and Angie’s List we then examined their websites. The cabinet lines the companies carried needed to be quality lines and good values and their web site needed to meet our standards for transparency and professionalism.


While we do not know these companies first hand we believe our research provides a good starting point for finding a good designer in the areas we list. See the map and listings below:





New England

Kitchen & Bath Gallery Locations in MA, CT, & RI: 508-469-5261
Yarmouth, Martha’s Vineyard, Falmouth, North Attleboro, Uxbridge, Guilford, & Warwick 

Kitchen Living Marlborough CT 508-469-5261 Hartford

Bender Bridgeport and New Haven CT   203-847-3865

Kitchen Solutions Portlannd ME 207-560-0787


Mid Atlantic

CopperLeaf Design Pittsburg PA 724-471-4890

Majestic Kitchens Mamaroneck N.Y. 914-381-1302

Merri Interiors Commack NY 917-660-7658

Wholesale Kitchen Center Paramus NJ 973-609-5844

Innovations by VP Supply Corp Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Erie, and more 315-466-1548 Syracuse location


South Atlantic

Best Kitchen and Bath Baltimore MD 410-762-4329

KBR Kitchen and Bath Bethesda MD 724-471-4890

Virginia Kitchen and Bath Herndon VA 703 594-9004

MidSouth Building Suppy Alexandria, Fairfax and Richmond VA 703-940-1271

B&T Kitchens and Baths Virginia Beach, Norfolk VA 757-502-8625

Creative Kitchens Charleston WV 3049250450

West End Cabinetry Winston-Salem NC 336-722-6565

The Kitchen Studio Greensboro NC 336-645-3117

The Cabinet Design Studio at Forest Millwork Greenville SC  828-251-5264

Beautiful Spaces LLC Charleston SC  843-693-0338

Insidesign Augusta GA  770-673-0721

Coastal Bath & Kitchen Savannah GA 912-238-3400

Capital Kitchen & Bath Columbia SC 803-580-5509

IAS Kitchen & Bath Orlando FL 407-438-9080

Kabco Kitchens Miami FL 844-695-2226 info@kabcokitchens

S & W Kitchen & Bath Tampa FL 813-489-9372


East North Central

The Jae Company Columbus OH 614-3245231

Kinsella Kitchens & Bath Cincinnati OH 513-5615285

J & B Kitchen Designs Chicago IL  847-693-1149

Mince Kitchen & Bath Design LLC Indianapolis IN 317-306-5005

Woodmaster Kitchens Detroit MI 586-778-4430

Geneva Cabinet Gallery Aurora IL 630-232-9500

Berg Kitchen Design LLC Milwaukee WI 920-210-3225


West North Central

Kitchens By Design Minneapolis MN 651-636-5266

Lampert Lumber – Pella Des Moines IA 641-628-9663

Kitchen Design Gallery Inc. Topeka KS 913-492-8887

Bartel Kitchen & Bath Wichita KS 620-543-6767

A1 Kitchen & Bath Omaha NE 402-513-3241

Knecht Home Center Rapid City SD 605-642-8836

Luxury Designs Fargo ND 701-478-2776


East South Central

Cabinets & Designs Inc. Lexington KY 859-253-9002

Kitchen Sales Nashville TN 865-524-5529

Pro Stone Kitchen & Bath Gallery Montgomery Al 334-281-0048

Inside Outside Inc. Jackson MS 228-864-3093


West South Central

Gulf Breeze Cabinets & Countertops Inc. New Orleans LA 504-218-5435

USA Cabinet Store Austin TX 713-322-5544

Midtown Cabinetry & Designs Houston TX 281-962-4507

Kitchen Design Concepts Dallas/Ft. Worth TX 214-827-9881

Kitchen & Bath Ideas Little Rock AR 501-812-0200

Kitchen Concepts Tulsa OK  918-779-4480



Interior Innovations Phoenix AZ 602-866-188

Designer’s Choice Inc. Denver CO 303-422-0442

AAAH! The Kitchen Place Cheyenne WY 970-225-9456

Crazy Mountain Cabinetry Billings MT 406-222-5635



Grand Canyon Home Supply  Phoenix AZ  602-3710600

Kitchenland Inc.  Las Vegas NV  702-896-0265

Osborne & Dermody, Inc.  Reno NV  775-359-5000

Tony Ellis – Kitchen & Bath Design Boise, ID  208-375-7881

Chris and Dick’s  Salt Lake City UT  801-972-8815

Luna Kitchen and Bath  Seattle WA  206-338-3763

Ovation Design Build  Portland OR  503-635-3456

JB Kitchens Baths & Design, Inc. Los Angelos, CA  909-394-9545

City Cabinet Center  San Diego CA  619-521-2875

Cabinets and Beyond Design Studio  San Francisco CA  415-863-5550

Precision Cabinetry and Design  Sacramento CA  916-854-7300

Marc Coan Designs  Santa Fe NM   505-837-8888




  1. Kathy, January 12, 2018 at 12:08 am:

    I sure wish you had recommendations for Missouri finished! Our original designer, while good, was way out of our price range and only offered Brookhaven and Wood-Mode. Now we are scrambling to find someone else and don’t know where to begin!

  2. pmcalary, January 12, 2018 at 7:04 am:

    Updates for the rest of the US will be added in the next 7 days. The national Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, KBIS, just ended in Orlando and we are now back working on the project.

  3. Kathy, January 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm:

    Do you know where All Wood Cabinetry falls in the 1-6 price point scale? Looking at their website, it seems like they are quality and I found a dealer/designer in St. Louis. Our current options/quotes are Shiloh or Waypoint. Thanks if you can help.

  4. pmcalary, January 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm:

    No I don’t know the line

  5. Kathy, January 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm:

    Okay thanks. What are your thoughts then on Shiloh vs Waypoint? Waypoint definitely has crappier drawer pull-out hardware. Is that a problem if otherwise we are okay with Waypoint? I’m going crazy trying to make this decision! It is such a large amount of $$$ to spend! Thanks again for your thoughts.

  6. pmcalary, January 26, 2018 at 12:55 pm:

    Both those lines are rated in our 2017 list below:

    As always we would stress that nearly everyone that is asking these questions has a terrible design and needs to find a good designer first and a brand second.

  7. Kathy, January 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm:

    Thanks again. However, we do have a good design because we had a good designer with a cabinet line out of our league. I have read every blog on your site. I was really just wanting to know if drawer hardware is a really big deal in the whole scheme of things.

  8. pmcalary, January 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm:

    The cabinet lines you are considering are not great nor a good value. Expensive cabinet places often don’t have good designers so don’t be too sure about your design. This is why we compiled our list of dealers outside our area. I would start with one of our recommended dealers if you are close enough. Especially if you find any of the common mistakes in your design listed in this link.

    There are NO excuses for these errors. Good designers find a way to solve these issues.

  9. Kathy, January 26, 2018 at 2:12 pm:

    Thank you for updating this list, however, Missouri is not on it at all, so I guess we don’t have good designers (sarcasm). Waypoint gets Bs in both quality and value on your list. I don’t consider that too shabby. Our design makes none of those mistakes. I guess I will decide whether drawer hardware is a big deal.

  10. pmcalary, January 26, 2018 at 4:38 pm:

    Sorry I hadn’t realized we overlooked MO. I’ll put it on our list to review.

  11. Jan Mintz, February 3, 2018 at 3:12 pm:

    Thank you for your helpful website! We are remodeling our Santa Cruz home, build in 1908 and remodeled in 2011. I thought I wanted a KraftMaid kitchen but have read some really scary reviews. Our kitchen designer suggested Ovation. They didn’t get very high marks from your survey so now I am worried.

    Any thoughts?

  12. pmcalary, February 3, 2018 at 3:54 pm:

    Bad reviews by consumers are nearly always driven not buy the quality of the cabinets but by the level of experience of the designer and installer. The cabinets just get the blame for the misconceptions of the buyer. This is why IKEA gets the best reviews of all while being a terribly made cabinet. The cabinets won’t fall apart for years so who would give them a bad review the day after installation and the installer is usually the homeowner. So who would find fault with themselves? Kraftmaid is far far better than Ovation although there are also less expensive good choices.

  13. Shubunkin, February 13, 2018 at 9:51 pm:

    I so appreciate the cabinet ratings; however, the Fieldstone cabinet quote was $27K and the Diamond cabinet quote was $18K. Is the Diamond line at Lowe’s the same as what you rated? We intend to do the all plywood upgrade, and the quality otherwise seems pretty good.

  14. pmcalary, February 14, 2018 at 9:34 am:

    Yes Diamond is sold at Lowes and upgraded to 1/2″ plywood sides it will be equal in construction to Fieldstone also upgraded.The pricing is odd though. In general Fieldstone is about 20% more than Diamond so either you are getting a high price for Fieldstone or you are not comparing the same type door styles and finishes. Or Lowes forgot to include moldings etc. If the prices are correct and the design the same I would have to pick Diamond here even though I like Fiedstone finishes a little better. If you were pricing Fieldstone in inset or beaded inset cabinetry that is much more expensive and would explain the price difference.

  15. Shubunkin, February 14, 2018 at 10:28 pm:

    Thanks so much! We did as equal an apples to apples comparison as we could; slab doors in natural cherry. We want to modify the design and didn’t want to impose on the designer if we weren’t going to use their cabinets. I feel so much better that we won’t be making an awful mistake with the Diamond line. We will actually go with shaker style that are even a bit less expensive.

  16. pmcalary, February 15, 2018 at 9:08 am:

    The explanation in pricing is probably that the slab door in Diamond is a veneer and the slab in Fieldstone is solid wood. Most people actually prefer a veneer because the grain goes across the whole door instead of there being stripes on the door where each piece of solid wood is glued to the one next to it. We would always recommend a veneer on a slab door so you are saving money AND getting a style that you will probably prefer. Customers will often complain when they buy the solid wood slab doors about the stripes even though they actually paid about 25% more to get the solid wood. When any designer sells a slab door that is solid wood they need to warn their customer about the stripes. Designers that don’t do this are usually greedy and foolish.

  17. Shubunkin, February 15, 2018 at 3:29 pm:

    That is so interesting! We just asked for slab cherry as we thought it would inarguably be simple and the same for comparison. I’m wondering why the kitchen designer for Fieldstone didn’t mention this. I sure wish you were here in NC! But thanks so much for educating us!

  18. cathy, March 5, 2018 at 4:50 pm:

    what do you know or how would you rate Wellborn Forest kitchen cabinetry to Showplace

  19. pmcalary, March 5, 2018 at 10:29 pm:

    These lines are similar and I don’t know either line well enough to know there price point and some of the details that would give one the nod over the other. For both upgraded to a plywood veneered box. Showplace is the more custom line and does inset cabinetry. I think you need to see the lines first hand and get the specs from the dealer to decide. On line they both leave some construction details off their spec sheet.

  20. Cathy, March 12, 2018 at 10:01 pm:

    After reading your article on mistakes a good designer would avoid or mistakes to avoid, I realized that I am making the mistake of not having a good design before I start to demolish.
    So what I need to know is where I can find a good designer in ST louis MO. that is not just wanting to sell me their expensive cabinets. How do you know or go about finding a good designer first, before looking for a cabinet. I am tired of living in a demolished kitchen and now realize I need help.

  21. pmcalary, March 13, 2018 at 9:29 am:

    In St Louis I might start with this company. Their designs look good and they carry a full range of cabinetry.

    Henry Kitchen and Bath

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