How much? Look for the pricing chart below
Light Blue Okie Island
Islands can be different than the existing cabinets as they are seen as furniture pieces and not so much as cabinets.
These are the basic Okie cabinet, MDF carcass, metal drawer sides with 3/4″ thick MDF drawer bottoms and backs, five part MDF doors, five part MDF fronts, hardwood cabinet rails, and five part MDF end panels.
There is one 33″ basic cabinet, one 19.5″ trash can pullout cabinet, one 14″ bank of four drawers, one 34.5″ x 24.75″ five part end panel, and one 34.5″ x 69″ custom five part MDF island back panel. It has one toe kick and one filler.
You won’t find the bank of four drawers on our website but you can convert a basic cabinet to a bank of four drawers for the cost of the three drawers, around $90.00. Same on the 69″ five part island back panel, those are custom features that can be added.
The five part MDF doors are going to have the same center panel as the hardwood five part doors but the rails and stiles are made out of 3/4″ MDF. The big difference is longevity, a hardwood door is going to last the life of the home but kitchens are usually replaced in twenty years so the trade off is not that great. Once installed the doors aren’t subject to a lot of abuse other than someone trying to slam a door open without knowing they have a 110 degree opening range.
Inexpensive doesn’t have to mean cheap
The carcasses of these cabinets the same thickness as our custom cabinets.
They have the same top quality hang rail system, cabinet leg system, and assembly methods.
They do have MDF stile and rail doors and MDF slab drawer fronts instead of the maple or popular hardwood rails, stiles, and drawer fronts on the more expensive custom build cabinets. That matters during production, finishing, and installation as it isn’t good to drop one of these MDF doors or drawer fronts as they will dent. Then again, hardwood will do the same, just to a lesser degree.
The less expensive material keeps the costs down and once installed the MDF is going to last a long time and isn’t likely to be damaged as long as you keep the kitchen as dry as a normal home should be. If there is a flood, well these would be just as gone as a hardwood drawer front or door.
The Okies have the same amount of shelves as our custom sets. Same hinges. Same finishing process.
Where we save money is in processing the cabinet parts in our Philippines shop, cutting parts to size, edgebanding, doing some of the drilling, and doing some of the finishing. We would love to do all of this here in the U.S. but a loaded shop hour (wages, taxes, overhead, etc.) runs $50.00 per hour in the U.S. and around $3.00 per hour overseas. Container shipping adds around $60.00 to a small kitchen so being able to produce parts overseas really saves customers a lot of money.