Starting fresh with Northeast Factory Direct

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The design, 3-D elevations and in-home measurements are just a few of the freebies you’ll get when you shop NEFD for solid wood cabinets with raised or recessed door panels, and 75 different door and stain/paint styles from which to choose. Custom touches like the addition of a bar with plenty of counter space help add to the wow factor.

By Beth Newcomb

New construction represents the opportunity for a homeowner to take the blank canvas of a kitchen space and turn it into a Picasso, says Angelo Lardomita, lead kitchen designer at Northeast Factory Direct.

“When you start from scratch, you get to decide where the mechanicals go, the electric, what kind of appliances you’re going to buy, what kind of functionality you need…everything,” he says. “As exciting as it is for us to design a remodeled kitchen, it’s just as exciting if not more so for us to stretch our creative muscle in a room with nothing more than studs.”

Angelo admits that most people don’t think of NEFD when they’re embarking on building a new home, but they should.

“We can work with your builder, or whoever your general contractor might be, to design the kitchen of your dreams,” he says. “And because our semi-custom cabinets are at least 60 percent less than comparable cabinets found elsewhere, builders love working with us because the kitchens we design can provide a homeowner with the extras they want but still fall within the builder’s budget.”

Check out the photos accompanying this story to get a feel for what Angelo and his team are capable of. The dazzling end result could easily have been pulled from Pinterest.

And the best part is, kitchens from NEFD start at just $1,899.

NEFD’s kitchen designers can work with your builder or contractor to create your new kitchen. They can even help to provide the installation if you choose

“Our designs can include more than just cabinet placement,” he notes. “We can design all of the mechanicals, the electrical, everything that goes into a kitchen. We can even install it all for you if you want. Our customers benefit from a quality product, highlighted in a quality design, installed by quality people. We pack a lot of wow factor into every project.”

“We offer 75 different door and stain/paint styles, a number of different cabinetry configurations, they feature all wood construction, solid maple dovetailed drawers with the soft-close feature on both the doors and drawers. They are all fully assembled and ready to hang.” he says.

NEFD’s secret sauce is its ability to purchase high-quality cabinets by the truckload. “Bulk purchasing coupled with low overhead means we can pass along tremendous savings to our customers,” Angelo states.

Free Stuff!
The complete design, 3-D elevations and in-home measurements are just a few of the freebies you’ll get when you shop NEFD for solid wood cabinets with raised or recessed door panels, and 75 different door and stain/paint styles and color combinations from which to choose. Here are the rest:

  • Door knobs and drawer pulls – free
  • Design service – free
  • Design to take with you without a commitment – free
  • Upgrade to all-wood construction, solid maple dovetail drawers, steel under mount full-extension guides, soft-close doors and drawers, and paint, stain and finish options of your choosing – free

The explosive growth of NEFD’s cabinet department means that customers from across Northeast Ohio and beyond regularly clamor for time with each store’s top-level designers. To secure uninterrupted time, scheduling an appointment is best.

“The finished kitchen accompanying this story is just one example of what we’re capable of,” Angelo says. “We’ve designed kitchens for million-dollar homes and homes that cost a lot less. No matter what kind of room we have to work with, the bottom line is we’ll save you money.”

Northeast Factory Direct has three locations: 3321 W. 140th Street in Cleveland, 216-941-7727, 24470 Lakeland Blvd., in Euclid, 440-942-7945, and 9009 Freeway Drive in Macedonia, 330-436-3960. Hours for all locations can be found on the website. To sit down with a kitchen designer an appointment is recommended. Get directions from anywhere when you visit NortheastFactoryDirect.com.