Kitchen cabinets play a huge role in any kitchen remodel. In fact, kitchen cabinets comprise about 30%-40% of your entire kitchen remodel budget minimum. When you choose custom cabinets rather than semi-custom or stock, that figure rises.
With a few exceptions, most cabinets found on this list come fully assembled. RTA (ready to assemble} cabinets are an entirely different category and can save you much money.
Top 10 Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers and Retailers
Like Kraftmaid, another huge kitchen cabinet manufacturer available through easy to access channels, such as your local kitchen remodel/design company. Merillat, a Michigan based company, is owned by Masco, which also owns Mill’s Pride and Kraftmaid. Merillat’s Inspiration Gallery of kitchen design ideas is highly recommended.
Kraftmaid is the “big dog” of kitchen cabinets. Go to your local Home Depot or Lowe’s, and you will find Kraftmaid stock kitchen cabinets on the shelves. But you will also find Kraftmaid semi custom kitchen cabinets offered at kitchen design companies. In recent years, Kraftmaid has enriched their product lines to appeal to all tastes. If your view of Kraftmaid is more than five years old, you may be surprised by what you find today.
3. Snaidero USA
Named after founder and CEO Dario Snaidero, kitchen cabinet company Snaidero USA makes high end, Euro styled cabinetry (among other products) for the U.S. market. It is rumored, too, that Snaidero makes IKEA’s kitchen cabinets.
While technically not a kitchen cabinet manufacturer, IKEA is such a huge distributor of kitchen cabinets (and primary manufacturers are unknown, though Snaidero USA is reportedly one of IKEA’s sources), we feel safe including them in this list. IKEA “makes” high style, low cost, oddly named kitchen cabinets.
5. Artistic Cabinetry
Based in Smithtown, NY and run by Alex Pfitzer, Artistic Cabinetry has been producing traditional, country, and contemporary cabinets since 1975.
Porcelanosa does more than make kitchen cabinets. They also deal with bathrooms and tile. But in the kitchen, Porcelanosa excels in the manufacture of sleek, smooth European style cabinetry. It also does manufacturer more traditional styles of cabinetry, as well. Based in Spain, Porcelanosa runs a tight ship with over 400 showrooms across the globe entirely company owned.
7. All Wood Cabinetry
All Wood Cabinetry is the name of the company and yes, the name of the product, too (except for one offering which is MDF/thermofoil and which they indicate). Florida based AWC makes plywood-core cabinets for kitchen and bathroom, most in classic, traditional styles nothing ultra Euro here. AWC is also notable because they are the supplier for Costco cabinets. To access Costco deals, do not use the link provided here; instead, go through the Costco site. As you might expect, great bargains can be found with Costco cabinets.
Aran USA is the U.S. branch of super high end Italian kitchen cabinet company Aran World. Check out this company if sleek, Euro style cabinets are your passion.
9.Canyon Creek Cabinet Company
This Monroe, WA kitchen cabinet company’s mission is to reconcile “affordable” with “custom.” Operating since 1981, Canyon Creek creates “affordable custom framed and frameless style cabinetry,” for any room in the house.
10. InnerMost Cabinets
Found only at The Home Depot, InnerMost’s big claim is that it “creates space.” As it turns out, this subsidiary of Elkay (famous for stainless sinks), utilizes frameless cabinet construction to carve out those extra cubic inches.