6 Kitchen Cabinet Brands Earn High Marks From Homeowners

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Planning to redo your kitchen cabinets? Consider shopping at QualityCabinets.

The retailer earned the highest customer satisfaction rating in J.D. Power’s latest annual Kitchen Cabinets Satisfaction Study.

J.D. Power based its rankings on a survey of more than 1,600 customers who had purchased cabinets in the prior 12 months.

Customer experience was evaluated on four factors:

  • Design features
  • Operational performance
  • Ordering and delivery
  • Price

Each cabinet brand included in the study received an overall satisfaction score out of 1,000. The average overall satisfaction score in the 2021 study was 858.

QualityCabinets came out on top. On its website, the retailer says it sells several depths of wall, base and vanity cabinets. It offers more than 500 color combinations and a variety of sizes, wood species and door styles.

The top-ranked cabinet brands, and their overall satisfaction scores, are:

  1. QualityCabinets: 877
  2. Ikea Sektion: 872
  3. KraftMaid: 871
  4. Decora: 870
  5. American Woodmark: 868
  6. Kitchen Craft: 858

Three other brands earned below-average satisfaction scores:

  • Omega: 851
  • Hampton Bay: 824
  • Aristokraft: 816

How to save when remodeling

If you are going to install new kitchen cabinets — or are planning another project around the home — saving money should be a top priority.

The first thing to consider is whether the project really makes financial sense. As we note in “10 Ways to Nail Savings on Your Remodeling Project“:

“Some projects — especially expensive ones — might not give you any return on your investment. You might want to consider whether going forward with such a project is even worth it.”

Kitchen remodeling projects are no exception. In fact, major kitchen remodels — both midrange and upscale ones — are among the 10 worst projects based on the payback, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2021 Cost vs. Value Report.

We break down major kitchen remodels and other projects with poor payback in “11 Home Renovations With the Worst Payoff.”

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