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Mill’s Pride Kitchen Cabinets

Founded in Ohio in the ‘80s, Mill’s Pride based its strategy on its belief that budget-minded homeowners would flock to high-quality, ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets. The strategy paid off - Mill’s Pride, now part of international giant Masco (which also includes such brands as Delta Faucet, KraftMaid Cabinetry, and Milgard Windows) is a market leader in the North American ready-to-assemble market and is the top kitchen cabinet brand sold at Home Depot, with whom the company has a close relationship. It continues to make cabinets in Ohio.

Key to its success has been Mill’s Pride’s emphasis on good value. While the company makes liberal use of relatively low-end materials, such as fiberboard and particle board, and uses a lot of veneer, melamine, vinyl and thermafoil over such engineered wood products in lieu of solid wood, it offers a range of attractive styles and decorative options. Perhaps more importantly, its limited lifetime warranty (for as long as the purchaser owns the home) is comparable to that offered by much pricier vendors. Also, Mill’s Pride cabinets stand up to rigorous testing and are certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.

Several different wood finishes are available - stained maple, oak or hickory and veneer. Thermafoil and melamine finishes are available in white.

Particularly if your plans call for the sleek “frameless” look, in which the doors and drawer fronts cover the entire front of the cabinet, you might want to take a look at Mill’s Pride - even if you have no intention of assembling the cabinets yourself. Talk with your kitchen contractor - it may well be that you’ll save considerably on labor as well as materials with these cabinets, thereby freeing up funds for other parts of your project.

Mill’s Pride was founded on the idea that budget-minded homeowners would flock to high-quality, ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets. The company is now part of international giant Masco (which also includes such brands as Delta Faucet, KraftMaid Cabinetry and Milgard Windows), and has been a leader in North America’s ready-to-assemble market for years.

Here’s how to decide if Mills Pride is the right cabinet choice for your home.

Costs

Certainly on the lower end of the kitchen cabinetry spectrum, the cost of Mill’s Pride cabinets also depends on the model size and materials used. But they do pride themselves on being affordable and shouldn’t break the bank. Fill out the free price quote form for more accurate installation costs.

Pros

The lifetime warranty is comparable to those of much pricier vendors.

Mill’s Pride cabinets are great for the homeowner on a budget.

Wide range of attractive styles and decorative options.

Cons

Home Depot has since ended their contract with Mill’s Pride, so they are harder to find than they once were.

It may be tough to replace parts of your cabinetry after installation, since they have discontinued several of their styles.

Mill’s Pride uses lower-end materials, such as fiberboard and particle board.

Durability

Mill’s Pride kitchen cabinets do come with a limited lifetime warranty, so homeowners can rest assured that their cabinets are covered—as long as they are the original owners in the original home. With that said, the cheaper materials in Mill’s Pride cabinets won’t last as long as more expensive or custom-made varieties.

Maintenance

As with most other kitchen cabinets, cleaning Mill’s Pride cabinets is easy. Simply wipe them down with a clean, damp cloth. Clean any tough stains with a mixture of warm water and dishwashing detergent. Do not use harsh household cleaners, as this can ruin the finish.

Common Questions and Answers

Where can Mill’s Pride cabinetry be purchased?

Unfortunately, when Home Depot stopped carrying Mill’s Pride, the cabinetry line became extremely hard to find. As of right now, there seems to be a few knock-off companies selling replacement doors and such, but the Mill’s Pride website (said to be launc

Is there a particular design style that works well with Mill’s Pride cabinetry?

Mill’s Pride cabinetry works well if your plans call for a sleek “frameless” look, in which case the doors and drawer fronts cover the entire front of the cabinet.

History

Mill’s Pride was founded in Ohio in the 1980s.

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