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Merillat All-American Cabinets

The story of quintessentially American cabinet designer, Orville Merillat, is one of entrepreneurship. More than sixty years after the WWII veteran opened a small woodworking shop in Michigan, his dream and design lives on in the prestigious Merillat line of cabinetry. Still “Made In America” at its core, Merillat offers a collection of global styles, research-led innovations, environmental sensitivity and flat-out stunning products.

Above-Average Options for Any Kitchen

Most cabinet design companies offer advanced options for a higher price. With Merillat, those advanced options are standard. For example, rollout trays are standard with every floor-level cabinet. The quality level is consistently above par. The interiors are customized for easy cleaning and exceptional durability. Even the design doesn’t get any better. Merillat shelves, rather than serve as things you prefer to keep hidden, are themselves designed with the beautiful wooden look.

Something for Every Room

A full line of kitchen cabinetry is just the beginning of Merillat’s products. They have exclusive products for the bathroom, laundry room, home office, entryways, bedrooms, storage rooms and elsewhere.

Tomorrow’s Thinking Today

One of Merillat’s most notable differences from the rest of the industry is how they are helping the environment. They have established a program to protect energy efficiency, increase recycling, protect the forests, and improve air quality. The company even has a group devoted to environmental concerns as their primary role. “Green” defines the company from the moment a surveyor considers a forest for harvesting to the first time you open the door of your new cabinet.

There to Help

One of the best features of Merillat is their online presence. Their online video series, “Kitchen Chronicles,” adds humor, inspiration and adventure to the site. They offer a series of interactive features, advice, and tips for better kitchen planning. Regular blogging keeps customers informed. The site even has a separate site devoted to Merillat’s green innovation. The entire website is a masterpiece of design and innovation, just like their cabinets.

In the cabinetry-making business for more than 60 years, Merillat has seen its fair share of success. Merillat remains a popular choice among homeowners due to their wide array of style choices and organizational “extras” that come standard with the designs. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

Costs

Merillat cabinets are sold via authorized dealers throughout the country, and will vary in price depending on the style, materials, size, finish, and organizational extras added to each design. Get a free price quote for your installation and see if it’s right for your home.

Pros

Cabinet interiors are customized for easy cleaning and exceptional durability.

Merillat started a program to improve energy efficiency, increase recycling, protect the forests, and improve air quality.

Merillat cabinets come standard, with features like roll-out trays for every floor-level cabinet.

Cons

Online reviews show that some customers have complained of shoddy workmanship after installation.

Durability

With most of their cabinet styles made from solid wood, Merillat cabinets should be able to withstand the wear and tear of a normal kitchen environment—and they offer warranties to back up their products as well.

Maintenance

As with most kitchen cabinets, Merillat cabinets generally only need to be wiped down with a soft, damp cloth. Tougher stains can be removed with a mixture of dishwashing detergent and warm water. Try to avoid using abrasive household cleaners, as these can harm the finish, and always wipe cabinets dry after cleaning.

Common Questions and Answers

Can a discontinued door style be ordered directly from the Merillat manufacturer?

No, according to their website, once a door is discontinued, it can no longer be ordered from the manufacturer. However, a local contractor may be able to recreate one for you.

What types of warranties does Merillat offer?

Merillat offers three types of warranties: the Merillat Masterpiece, a limited lifetime warranty; the Merillat Classic, a 25-year limited warranty; and the Merillat Essentials, a 5-year limited warranty. You can read more about these warranties

History

Merillat was started in 1946 by WWII veteran Orville Merillat. Now a part of Masco Cabinetry, Merillat is one of the nation’s largest cabinet manufacturers.

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