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Top Rated Cabinets in 2017

KitchenCabinetsReviews has been online collecting reviews since 2010. We have received hundreds of reviews from happy and unhappy buyers. Our site is the online destination to get real review information on all major cabinet manufacturers. We received some requests recently to add a new top rated list. In response, we have added a list of the top reviewed cabinet brands of 2017. The list is dynamic and will update as reviews are posted so that when you are viewing the list, it will reflect the best rated cabinets of the year. If you are looking for the best brands of 2017, check the list! It is an honest representation of what people are saying about the brands that are being sold. You can find the list here.  

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Wood Products Have Natural Imperfections

Unlike manufactured materials, wood products have natural imperfections which make them unique and beautiful. Unfortunately, a lot of people who order wood cabinets complain about these imperfections. Because wood is in a constant state of expansion and contraction, some hairline cracks may appear in the finish surface. Some parts of the wood are softer in composition than other areas and may absorb the stain more and appear darker. When cabinets are stained, many of the wood's characteristics show through including: the grain, pin holes, knots and mineral streaks.These marks are what give the wood it's character. It's also important to note that age changes wood as well. Certain wood, such as cherry, will continue to darken over time. This makes it pretty much impossible to match existing cabinets. Even if they have the same stain, they won't look the same. It's all about expectations. If you are expecting a perfectly smooth surface with no blemishes, you are better off going with a paint that completely conceals the characteristics of the wood. If you appreciate the natural beauty of wood, you'll want something with a stain that allows that natural beauty to show through.

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Better Cabinet Reviews!

We are happy to announce that we have upgraded! The new version of may look the same, but there are a few really cool features that we have added.

The first, and most useful, is the ability to compare cabinet brands. Now, when a user is on a desktop or tablet, the site will show a compare button below each brand. The user can select the brands they are interested in and compare them side by side. Now it will be very easy to see how brands stack up to each other!

The second is the advanced search feature. This feature allows a user to search for specific information like species type or door style type.

And the third is the ability to add images to your reviews. 

We hope you enjoy reading owner reviews!




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Top Kitchen Cabinet Accessories

When you remodel your kitchen you will be amazed at how many new and exciting accessories you can get for your cabinets. Just in the past few years many new accessories have become available and prices are more affordable than ever. So we thought we would take a minute and list some of the most popular cabinet additions available today.


1. The soft close drawer guide is one of the neatest improvements in cabinets. When this accessory was first introduced, it could add hundreds of dollars to the cost of your kitchen, but cost has come down and you will find that some cabinet makers include this option in their standard construction. This is our number one accessory because they make the biggest difference in your cabinets when opening and closing drawers. Gone are the days of hearing the drawer slam shut. With the new soft close drawer guides, everything is smooth!


2. Sticking with the soft close theme, another great accessory is the soft close door hinge. These, just like the drawer guide, make a huge difference in the feel of the cabinet when closing the doors. They allow for a nice smooth close. And just like the drawer guides these were costly when they were introduced. They are more affordable now than ever. The cool thing about this accessory is that you can add them yourself because there are versions available that install separately from the hinge, giving you an easy and cost effective upgrade. All you need is a screw gun and the install is a snap.


3. Cabinet pullouts are a must have in a modern kitchen. There are so many to choose from that deciding which ones you want might be difficult. But they are available in different price ranges and for different functions. If you want a heavy duty pullout for pots and pans, they are available. You can also find pullout shelves, full pantry pullouts, wire rack pullouts and more. These are the accessories that will really maximize the space in your kitchen and are a must when adding new cabinets and they are also a great addition to an older kitchen.


4. You might not consider lighting a cabinet accessory, but lighting is important to your finished kitchen. Under cabinet lights provide extra light for your kitchen and are a must in a modern kitchen. Go with lights that can be dimmed so that you can adjust the brightness. The under cabinet lights will make your remodel look more modern and your kitchen will be much more inviting at night when they are dimmed.


5. Last item on the list is drawer inserts. A new kitchen would be empty without these. Your cabinet maker will offer many choices of inserts that are built to fit their drawers and many different storage options will also be available. We recommend getting these accessories from your cabinet maker so that they fit perfectly. If you are on a budget, you can buy drawer organizers afterward, but they most likely will not fit as nicely as the ones from the cabinet maker. In any case, having the drawer organizers will also maximize your storage.


These are all great accessories for your new kitchen cabinets. We hope your renovation goes well and please come back to leave a review on


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Dura Supreme Complaints prompt legal threat against Kitchen Cabinets Reviews

This week is an interesting week in the history of KCR. Our site has gained traction over the six years it has been online. It's moved up in the search rankings and become more visible for relevant searches on all brands of cabinets. This is a great thing for our site and people looking for cabinet reviews! We started the site with basic editor reviews on all brands that focus on the selection, finishes and warranty offered. Cabinet customers have done the rest! We have hundreds of reviews on the site and hundreds of comments as well. Our readers want to hear real stories from real customers and we provide the platform for them.


We have just experienced our first growing pain and one that I never thought we would run into. We were recently contacted by a Dura Supreme VP and threatened with legal action if we did not remove the Dura Supreme page from our site. His assertion is that we only post negative reviews on the brand so that we can make other brands look better. That is as far from the truth as you can get. All 14 reviews on their brand have been posted including a negative review that I had denied initially because they claimed their cabinets were bamboo and I did not realize Dura Supreme sold Bamboo. But after speaking with the VP, and getting confirmation that they sell Bamboo, I posted the review.


Our site comes up number two when searching for Dura Supreme Reviews on Google, number one when searching Durasupreme cabinet reviews and five when searching for Dura Supreme cabinets. We know that our site is being seen by people who are researching this brand and our site is providing relevant and honest content about the brand - all 14 reviews submitted over the past six years.


After the conversation with the VP, we removed all of the "About Us" content, the images and KCMA certification seal. Now the Dura Supreme listing is not only devoid of any content about their brand, it only has details about them threatening legal action. In this text we posted a link to the Dura Supreme review page on Houzz and point out that the consumer reviews on Houzz are as equally unflattering of their brand when factoring out the dealer reviews. Although we really dislike that most of the reviews on Dura Supreme are negative, we can easily provide details to them with all of the reviews that have been submitted for their brand and comments that have come in since 2009 so they can be confident that we are not holding reviews back.


Threatening us with legal action, even if we remove the posts, will not remove the negative reviews from the Internet!

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