source: residential architect Magazine
publication date: June 1, 2007

By Nigel F. Maynard

Finding worthy products for price-conscious custom homes is a tough gig. But if you love the hunt like we do, it's bound to reward everyone involved. Yes, your products must prove penny-wise, but they can't look cheap or perform poorly. They must withstand the rigors of everyday life at least as well as their more precious counterparts.

Admittedly, cheap is in the eye of the budget holder, but we think the collection on the following pages is a bargain at twice the price.

la dolce venicia

No need to worry about foreign exchange rates with Venicia Euro-style frameless cabinets from KraftMaid. All three collections—Lustra, Mirra, and Natura—are affordable, yet customizable to suit nearly any décor. The system offers 28 door styles plus two glass door choices, 31 colors and finishes, and more than 40 hardware options. Premium features like blended-color cabinets to match doors come at standard price points. KraftMaid Cabinetry, 440.632.5333; www.kraftmaid.com.