If KraftMaid wasn’t a household name before "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" started using them for every on-screen home transformation, they certainly are now. Kraftmaid was the original "semi-custom" brand of cabinetry, and they’ve remained popular due to their wide variety of styles and reasonable prices. Here’s all you need to know about the brand.
Comparable in price to other “semi-custom” brands, you can expect to pay around $143 per linear foot for KraftMaid cabinets. This can vary depending on the type of material and finish used. For more detailed pricing estimates, contact a kitchen contractor in your area.
While KraftMaid Cabinets are considered durable, how long they last and the amount of wear and tear they withstand depends on the material used. However, they do offer a limited lifetime warranty to ease the mind of the consumer.
Maintaining KraftMaid Cabinetry generally requires regular cleaning. Simply wipe them down with a damp cloth to get rid of dust, or a mixture of dishwashing detergent and water to wipe away tougher stains. Avoid abrasive cleaners, scouring pads and powdered cleansers, as this can ruin the finish.
KraftMaid seems to be middle of the road when it comes to being “green.” While they don’t meet LEED standards, they do require that their lumber suppliers are certified by “a recognized sustainable forestry program.” They seem to be right in the midst of making more of a commitment to “being green.”
No, KraftMaid cabinets cannot be purchased online directly from the factory. However, they are available at over 3,500 retail outlets around the country.
Founded in 1969 in rural Ohio, KraftMaid pioneered the concept of “semi-custom” cabinetry, or building cabinets to order for each customer while achieving significant economy by using stock sizes.
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