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Custom Cabinets or Manufactured?

Brandi Hamer
last month

I have two quotes for kitchen cabinets - one for custom painted cabinets and one for manufactured Dura Supreme (rift sawn oak lowers and HDF painted uppers.) The custom cabinets are about $8K more than the Dura Supreme. My main concern with the custom is the paint finish. The cabinet maker said that the cabinets will be sprayed on-site. I live in CA and I heard that it's hard to get a good durable finish on custom cabinets b/c CA does not allow oil based paints, I have three boys and durability is important to me. I'm not sure what to do, I don't want to be repainting my cabinets every 5 years.

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