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The High End Kitchen Cabinets Guide You Didn’t Know You Needed


Do you want to bring new life to your drab kitchen? Or are you shopping for a new home and want to be sure you are getting the highest quality kitchen on the market? You are in luck. On this page, New Dev Rev will walk you through everything you have ever wanted to know about high end kitchen cabinets, and everything you didn’t even know you wanted to know as well.

The Best High End Kitchen Cabinet Brands

Here are some of the most popular high end cabinet brands on the market today.

Willow Lane

Willow Lane offers timeless, classic design made with high quality materials. Those who want clean, traditional designs won’t find a better option than Willow Lane. Choose from any of their six design styles in a range of colors. Their shaker designs are particularly popular.

In addition to their classic style, Willow Lane cabinets come with a host of other benefits, including a 20 year limited warranty and 3D design renderings. For those looking to save some money on their kitchen remodel, Willow Lane has been known to hold sales on occasion, so keep a look out for a good deal on new Willow Lane cabinets.


If you want modern, warm, Swedish design, then Puustelli may be right for you. Puustelli is also a great option for environmentally conscious New Yorkers, since they focus on sustainability. They offer a variety of cabinetry in recycled, eco-friendly, and renewable materials.

The quality of Puustelli materials is unmatched. They never use toxic glues or solvents when making their cabinets, and you can trust that their wood is never particle board or MDF (medium density fiberboard). Instead, Puustelli uses a unique bio-composite frame to create their cabinetry.

With over 100 combinations of cabinets, doors, drawers, handles, and countertops available, Puustelli designers will work closely with you to find the right combination for your kitchen. Once your Puustelli cabinetry is installed, they offer extensive warranties to make sure your kitchen renovation stands the test of time.


It does not get sleeker than Snaidero. For 75 years, this Italian company has specialized in industrial, contemporary, and cutting edge design, all made with high quality materials and classic craftsmanship. Their Elegante Bespoke Collection is perfect for those who want a wide range of customization options.

All Snaidero products come with a 10 year warranty. Snaidero is also committed to sustainability, having an FSC certification. Check the Snaidero website to see the full range of designs and colors they offer.

St. Charles New York

For over 80 years, St. Charles New York has been creating custom kitchens. Their storied history is filled with famous clients–from Frank Lloyd Wright to the Mies van der Rohe. You can join this illustrious crowd by commissioning St. Charles cabinets of your own.

St. Charles New York offers both fully customized designs, as well as their St. Charles Collection which comes in three distinct, modern, and fresh styles. The St. Charles Collection is meant to simplify the custom kitchen process for buyers by offering set styles that do not compromise on the quality, craftsmanship, and design for which the company is known. For their fully custom designs, you will work with their designers in the St. Charles Custom Studio to create something unique to your kitchen.

The Price of High End Kitchen Cabinets

So, how much will these luxury cabinets set you back? When budgeting your renovation, you need to consider not only the cost of the cabinetry, but also the cost of installation and upkeep. Here is what you can expect.

The Cost of the Cabinets

While the cost of your cabinets will depend on the specifics of your kitchen project, you can expect luxury high end cabinetry to cost anywhere from $300 to $750 per square foot according to industry experts. As you can see, this is a wide price range and will vary depending on the design, materials, and manufacturer you choose.

The Cost of Installation

Once again, the cost of installation will depend on the specifics of your project as well as the rates of your contractor. And you should hire a contractor, no matter how handy you are. High end cabinetry is a big investment, so stick with the professionals to make sure the job gets done right.

With the cost of installing custom cabinetry factored in, you can expect the total cost of your cabinets to range from $500 to $1,200 per square foot. However, in NYC, skilled labor costs tend to be higher than in other parts of the country. Add a bit more into your budget just to be safe.

How to Save on Luxury Kitchen Cabinets

If the last paragraph gave you sticker shock, fear not. You can still have the high end kitchen of your dreams with some planning and patience. Sales can happen, so once you find the cabinets you want, sign up for the manufacturer’s email list and wait for your moment to pounce.

Additionally, you may want to look into some of the rising new kitchen cabinetry companies like BOXI and FORM Kitchens, both of which offer competitively priced custom kitchen designs perfect for first time homeowners or Millennials looking to renovate on a budget.

Designing a High End NYC Home Kitchen

Once you have found the cabinets of your dreams, do not just stop there. There are so many ways you can elevate and customize your high end NYC kitchen.

Get the Best Appliances Available

As great as it is to have a beautiful kitchen, everyone knows that its looks are not what is most important. Kitchens are the heart of the home, and the good food and memories you make in your kitchen are only possible with the help of good appliances. Make sure the appliances you use are high quality, dependable, and beautiful, just like your cabinetry.

Some great high end kitchen appliance brands include the following:

  • Miele: One of the most popular appliance brands in NYC luxury new developments, Miele is a German manufacturer founded in 1899. They make everything in their wide range of products from scratch, from the parts they use to the completed appliances, ensuring their high quality and durability.
  • ILVE: Handcrafted in Venice, this Italian appliance line includes gas ranges, hoods, cooktops, and associated accessories. ILVE ranges come in a variety of designs that combine classic whimsy with contemporary craftsmanship.
  • Viking: This American brand offers a wide range of luxury appliances, including refrigerators, ranges, hoods, cooktops, microwaves, ovens, and dishwashers. A home chef can easily outfit their kitchen entirely in Viking appliances.
  • Thermador: Another American brand, Thermador has been making luxury kitchen appliances for over one hundred years. Their product range is vast and includes everything from coffee machines to warming drawers.
  • Bertazonni: Founded in 1882, this Italian company offers a wide range of smartly engineered, sleekly designed appliances for discerning home chefs. There are three series from which you can choose: the professional series, the master series, and the heritage series.
  • Monogram: These sleek, super modern appliances are shaking up the luxury kitchen industry. Monogram offers innovative perks, like smart home connectivity to remotely control your appliances via an app, as well as exclusive celebrity collaborations.

Upgrade Your Countertops

Another great way to improve your kitchen is to redo your countertops with high end, durable materials like granite or marble.

These natural stones were formed under the intense pressure and heat only found in the deep layers of the Earth’s crust, so they can handle your hot plates, pots, and pans without taking any damage.

Their unbeatable durability is matched by their impeccable looks. Marble and granite come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, from bone white to the deepest black. If you do your research and are willing to pay for a quality product, then you are sure to find the perfect high end countertops for your NYC kitchen.

Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid

As you create your dream kitchen, be sure to avoid some of these common pitfalls.

  • Don’t add an unnecessary island. Sometimes, less is more, especially in NYC where every square foot is precious.
  • Measure twice. The last thing you want is to have your cabinets arrive for installation only to discover they actually do not fit.
  • Leave room between your sink, oven, and refrigerator. Placing them too closely together gives you limited space to work, and will likely lead to frustration if there is more than one person in the kitchen. Shoot for a minimum of four feet between each of these core areas of the kitchen.
  • Know the trends, but do not be ruled by them. Right now, mixed natural woods are very in. So are black, green, and pastel cabinets. However, just because these are the current trends, does not mean they are the right choice for your home. Custom cabinetry is exactly that–custom built just for you. So allow your imagination to go wild, and work with your cabinet designers to create something unique that will last for years to come.

Keep Up with the Hottest NYC Kitchen Design Trends

Be sure to keep up with the best kitchen design trends by reading NewDevRev. We will keep you up to date on the hottest styles popular in NYC new developments right now, as well as all other luxury development news in the city.