MasterBrand Cabinets, whose subsidiaries include Diamond, Kemper and Schrock, is itself part of Fortune Brands, a broader corporation with products that include everything from Titleist golf balls to Jim Beam whiskey. But the plus side to dealing with such a large and far-reaching company is that there are plenty of cabinets to choose from. Here’s some more information about MasterBrand and what they have to offer.
MasterBrand kitchen cabinets are priced and sold by authorized dealers. This means that retail prices are determined by the dealers, not by the manufacturer themselves. Ask a kitchen contractor for specific price estimates in your area.
MasterBrand cabinets are expected to last the life of your home as long as they are properly cared for and kept free of excessive moisture. They also come with a limited lifetime warranty for peace of mind.
Like most other cabinets, MasterBrand cabinets only require regular cleaning to stay looking like new. Simply wipe the cabinets down with damp cloth and dry. If your cabinets have tougher stains, use a solution of dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water. Avoid abrasive cleaners and scouring pads to keep the finish intact.
According to company literature, Diamond, Kemper, and Schrock cabinets are identical in quality and construction, varying only in the styles and finishes available.
All three companies offer door and drawer fronts in a fairly similar range of styles, including square, arch and slab, which are available in maple, cherry, oak, hickory, rustic alder, plush white and ivory laminate. Each type of wood comes in various finishes and, depending on the style, may be either solid wood or veneer. Hardware, molding and accessories can be chosen to customize your kitchen’s look as well.
Founded in 1926 in Richmond, Indiana, Kemper Distinctive cabinetry is the oldest cabinetmaker in the United States. Kemper got its start making freestanding dressers, cabinets and other furniture, but when the post-World War II home construction boom brought a demand for built-in cabinets, Kemper quickly shifted gears.
Schrock began in 1961, and was founded in Arthur, Illinois. Diamond came along in 1970 in Grants Pass, Oregon. After a series of mergers and acquisitions, MasterBrands was created as the parent company in 1998. Today, MasterBrands continues to operate a manufacturing facility in the Indiana town where Kemper got its start.
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