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Jennifer Beeckman
As usual, the trendy cabinets are more expensive because they can be. It does NOT cost more to manufacture these cabinet fronts, especially compared to more traditional, ornate styles.
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Romandini Cabinets

Most would think that a handleless kitchen would cost less because you don’t have the expense of handles, but it’s actually the opposite compared to a kitchen with conventional handles. The reason for this is the additional labour involved in the manufacturing process of handleless cabinetry. For example: Overhead cabinet doors hang down further than the carcass of the cabinet, to create a finger pull lip at the bottom - this is why there is a greater material and labour expense. For base cabinets to achieve a finger pull style a channel is routed into the top edge of the door or drawer front to create a small lip you grip in order to pull it open - again this is the additional labour component.

   
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Oneboard PL

Hi Jennifer, your comment is actually incorrect. A handle less kitchen can be either finger pull or push to open, push to open requires more expensive hardware, expensive drawers and tip on mechanisms for doors. A finger pull kitchen becomes more complicated, either as above which is routering the panels for a pull grip, therefore more effort for 2 pac painter; there is a lot more detail and sanding. Or a finger pull kitchen that is cut into the cabinet to create a recess behind the doors and drawers, again more labour and detailed painting hope this helps you understand the cost variations.

   

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