KITCHEN CABINETS

When you work with a professional kitchen designer cabinetry selection doesn’t need to be stressful. You want cabinets that look great and will last.

And you want cabinets that are best possible quality for your budget.

Selecting cabinetry is different than most other purchases you make, because of the kitchen designer. You can’t separate the cabinetry from the designer, because of the design component of your kitchen. You have to be confident in both for your project to be a success.

Part of the trust you put in me is that I have made the best possible cabinet manufacturer decision for you based on: your quality expectations, budget, design flexibility, and style choices.

I have built my business designing kitchens from cabinet manufacturers that I can easily stand behind.

What do I look at when picking cabinet manufacturers?

1. The quality of the cabinet finish.

2. The quality of cabinet materials-soft close drawer and door hardware, cabinet box construction with plywood sides, bottom, tops and with solid wood face frames, and solid wood dovetail drawer box construction.

3. Design Flexibility-this means colors, door/drawer style options, and the flexibility to design what you want.

4. Value-this is the convergence of flexibility and cost. I’m selecting for the most customization and quality along with how they both impact the final price to you.

My job is to get you a beautiful and functional kitchen design with the best quality cabinetry at the best possible price.

Why do I work with different cabinet manufacturers?

The cabinetry you select must meet your quality expectations, your budget, the color and style choices that fit your tastes, and be flexible enough to accomplish the design you want.

I have found that I can meet almost everyone’s expectations with 4 manufacturers.

This gives you the maximum amount of budget flexibility for your project.

How do we work together?

Share your design ideas, magazine clippings, and dream photos. This will help me establish the style you want whether that be transitional, modern, traditional, or contemporary. Along with helping me identify the unique design elements you want incorporated into your kitchen design. This helps me determine the best cabinet manufacturer for your project. And gets us discussing your budget expectations. I’ll add my insights and ideas. I will create custom computerized drawings. We then review these to make sure the design reflects how you will use the kitchen. Along with matching your style. And we will continue revising and modifying until we have exactly what you want.

Craig Allen Designs Uses Products from the Following Manufacturers:

Hickory Creek Cabinets Information Here


It is sometimes hard to distinguish between quality levels of cabinetry with words. Ideally, you are able to compare side by side and see the differences in finish quality and the cabinet box construction. One way to describe quality in custom cabinets is to discuss capabilities, processes, and options. Where words fail I’m more than happy to show you samples side by side of different grades and prices of cabinetry so you can make the best decision for your kitchen remodel budget and quality expectations.

View Brighton Cabinets Information Here


Brighton Cabinetry is custom cabinetry manufactured in Neoga, IL. Don’t think “out of my budget” when you see the word custom. I have selected Brighton, because I can handle just about any kitchen design idea you throw at me and meet the demands of your kitchen cabinet budget. Whether your preference is stylish simplicity or decorative elegance I can create the kitchen you want with Brighton. Brighton does not charge extra for any Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint color.

View Homecrest Cabinetry Information Here


Homecrest prides themselves in being designed to be accessible, priced to be attainable, and constructed to be sustainable. They have a tremendous selection of doors, colors, and wood species. And their Custom Choice program adds a level of customization that is unique from similarly price cabinets. With Custom Choice I can work around structural areas like a load bearing column, or have them make something unique to your tastes and needs of those in your home. Homecrest offers a level of customization

View 6 Square Cabinets Information Here


6 Square Cabinets offers fewer options and less customization than more expensive cabinetry. Options and customization are 2 big cost drivers in the production of cabinetry. By limiting those two areas 6 Square can save you money and help make other remodeling priorities attainable. They produce a very durable high quality finish supported by Limited Lifetime Warranty. 6 Square does offer limited customization, which I use to personalize your space. And they offer 7 Designer Premier Paints, from subtle to bold, for the perfect accent pieces.

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