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Breakdown of Custom Cabinets for Brighton Cabinetry

Where Brighton fits into market

3 categories, at least of custom cabinetry:

Entry Level Custom

  • Clear quality step up and expanded options over national semi-custom brands (like Master Brands or Masco)
  • Custom color matches
  • Custom sizes
  • TO some extent “you design we build”
  • Wood species beyond typical-maybe do Lyptus, Red Birch, Walnut, Quarter Sawn Oak etc… in addition to more standard woods/finishes Oak, Maple, Cherry, Painted
  • Finishes better quality than semi-custom. They look deeper and less “junk” in top coat
  • Good but not great at wood selection-probably aren’t filling pin holes in cherry. Not as choosy in selecting out sap etc…
  • Probably utilizing 2020 Technologies for pricing and design
  • Less production driven than semi-custom, but more production oriented than Elite custom
  • Customer service staff better informed and interactive than semi-custom
  • Usually coming from mid-west (IL, IN, MN)
  • 0-20% more than semi-custom-depends on finish and wood species
  • Brighton Cabinetry fits into Entry Level Custom

Elite Custom

  • Do all the things entry level custom does- just a little better. Finish has more depth, it is more clear, sanding is better, box is more square

  • Usually do more in their shop vs. outsourcing- like making their own doors, drawer boxes, front frames, or other custom/architectural elements (like hoods or turnings). Which lends itself to better overall wood working capability than Entry level custom
  • Pricing spectrum too complicated to fit into 2020 Technologies
  • Often using programs like Advance Ware for pricing
  • Broader/unlimited range of exotic wood species-Wenge, Mahogany, Crotch Mahogany, Narra, etc…
  • Will do things like one wood species for center panel of door and another on frame of cabinet door
  • Willing to do 1” thick frames and doors along with upgrading box to ¾” thick construction
  • Change drawer openings or wall cabinet standard depths for inset
  • Better color matching capabilities
  • Milk paint, dye stains-unique finish capabilities
  • More likely to combine cabinets at no charge to enhance inset appearance
  • Customer service skilled at helping with orders, making suggestions, making sure your kitchen goes together well
  • Very little they don’t do
  • Usually coming from south central Pa or shops serving local area or smaller region
  • 0-20% more than entry level custom
  • Prevo Cabinetry fits into Elite Custom

Premier Custom

  • Some capabilities that exceed Elite custom-maybe do high sheens (like over 80) or work with high gloss veneers

  • Usually do frameless and face frame cabinetry
  • Finishes are generally a little better than Elite
  • May have 3/4” box construction and 1” thick as standard-justifying some of additional cost
  • 15-30% more than Elite Custom
  • Companies like Neff, CraftMaid, Premier Custom Built, and Birchcraft 

For information on how we get a great finish at Brighton Cabinetry read about our assembly and finish process