11 Kitchen Cabinet Brands to Consult Before You Renovate

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Photo credit: Ikea


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When you're redesigning your kitchen (or building a new one from scratch!), your cabinets are one of the most important choices you can make. Not only are the cabinets where you'll store everything you cook with, but they also take up a majority of the wall space in your kitchen, meaning you want them to look good, too. You can opt for a pre-assembled cabinet with a quick installation process; a custom cabinet where you choose the wood, hardware, stain, and more, or even something in between. The kitchen cabinet you choose depends on the work, time, and overall longevity you're looking for with the quality of the wood chosen. Whether you're in the market for new kitchen cabinets indoors or outdoors, consider these kitchen cabinet sources. From retail go-tos like IKEA and Home Depot to high-end designer favorites, here's where to score the perfect kitchen cabinets for your home.

IKEA

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Photo credit: Ikea

That’s right—your go-to store for affordable home goods is also one of the best places to buy your kitchen cabinets. According to a 2019 report by J.D. Power that surveyed more than 1,500 customers who’d bought kitchen cabinets within the past 12 months, IKEA’s cabinet system, Sektion, ranked the highest in overall satisfaction. This ranking was based on five different features: design features, operational performance, ordering and delivery, price, and warranty. The Sektion system can be customized with dozens of different door styles, drawer fronts, hardware, and interior organizers, and you can install it yourself or have IKEA handle it for you.

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KraftMaid

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Photo credit: Facebook/KraftMaid

Another J.D. Power survey winner, KraftMaid came in second for overall customer satisfaction with kitchen cabinets, so you know it’s a good option based on reviews. Plus, they’re accessible—you can purchase KraftMaid cabinets through Lowe's or Home Depot, meaning you can schedule an appointment at your local store for a consultation to set up your perfect kitchen. KraftMaid has tons of styles and color options to choose from, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

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American Woodmark

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Photo credit: Facebook/American Woodmark

American Woodmark, is also a cabinet brand available at Home Depot, tied with KraftMaid for second place in the J.D. Power report. All of the brand’s cabinet options are assembled in the United States, and they come in more than 15 different collections that fit more than a dozen different design styles from coastal to farmhouse.

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Thomasville

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Photo credit: Facebook/Thomasville

Rounding out the J.D. Power report options, Thomasville came in third place for customer satisfaction, and you can also shop options at Home Depot. The brand has been making cabinets since 1904 and offers a wealth of styles to choose from. Plus, Thomasville is committed to sustainability, using environmentally-responsible materials, and working to reduce waste in the manufacturing process.

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Stoffer Home

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Photo credit: David A. Land

There’s nothing quite like being able to buy your kitchen cabinets straight from an interior designer, and at Stoffer Home you can do just that, working with Jean Stoffer and her team. Stoffer Home offers a line of English-style flush-inset cabinets that can be made in four different wood finishes and twelve different paint colors—all carefully curated, of course—and customers can work with a designer on the team to tailor their kitchen to their needs. (By the way, the above example comes from our own Editor-in-Chief's kitchen!).

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Waterworks

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Photo credit: Facebook/Waterworks

Waterworks is most known for its classic American bath fittings, but the brand expanded to kitchens some years ago and created an entire line of cabinetry. Its cabinet options include four collections, each of which come in a variety of color options (including eight different wood finishes and 24 different paint hues) and can be customized to fit your style.

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St. Charles New York

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Photo credit: Courtesy of St. Charles New York

As an 85-year-old brand, St. Charles has long been associated with luxury. Recently, the brand launched its first-ever pre-designed kitchen models that can be tailored to individual clients. Designer Karen Williams told House Beautiful that the goal of this launch was “to take the guesswork out of it by offering custom personalization that would deliver foolproof results and unparalleled luxury.” Perhaps the best part of the collections is the storage and organization options offered—the key to which is actually custom drawer liners that show where everything should go.

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Bilotta

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Bilotta—which has been around since 1955 when it started as a residential construction company—makes custom kitchens in three different styles: contemporary, traditional, and transitional. The brand’s products are all handcrafted, and along with kitchen cabinets, it also works on bathrooms and other custom rooms.

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CliqStudios

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If you're looking for inspiration, CliqStudios has a wide portfolio of client kitchen renovations available on their site. It's an immersive experience while shopping and narrowing down your customizations. The brand creates ready-to-assemble pieces with many specifications available like colors, finishes, and styling. If you're not sure you're ready to take on a DIY project, CliqStudios' team will video chat and walk you through the process, giving you an in-store demo without you leaving your home! You can evaluate the design, cost, visualize your floor plan, and choose a style appropriate to your home's aesthetic.

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Amuneal

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Photo credit: Facebook/Amuneal

If industrial style is your aesthetic of choice and you’re looking for something truly custom, head to Amuneal. There you’ll find sleek, custom cabinets made with plenty of metal details. The brand—a family business—has an interesting history, too, since it started as a magnetic shielding supplier in 1965. They work on furniture and the fabrication of everything from stairs to, of course, kitchens and bars.

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Plain English

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Photo credit: Facebook/plain english

Plain English is a beloved, iconic English brand that finally launched two years ago in the United States. It’s a great option for you if you love color, as the brand is known for its bold, rich-but-livable hues (purple cabinets, anyone?). That includes custom colors you can only find in their collections. Oh, and all of Plain English’s cabinets are traditionally hand-made, too.

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